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A hitchhiking robot that traveled across the expanse of Canada, Germany, and Norway without glitches lasted only two weeks into its sojourn across the U.S. before vandals in Philadelphia destroyed it, running off with its head. According to The Star, the remains of HitchBOT were discovered in the streets of Philadelphia with its hitchhiking arms and head ripped off, and the head missing. Story:
originally posted by: Glassbender777
Unfortunetly this doesnt come as a shock. The Robot should of been outfitted with a self defense mechanism before taking the US leg of the trip. Philadelphia isn't exactly a stroll in the park. I would of liked to have seen this succeed.
originally posted by: gosseyn
Was it a transgender robot ? A conservative ? A liberal robot ? Did the robot arbored the confederate flag ? Or maybe the poor robot was shot by a cop ?
HitchBOT's co-creators say they have been overwhelmed with support and offers to revive the child-sized robot since it was destroyed early Saturday and they are considering rebuilding it.
originally posted by: jude11
Not the city of brotherly love I guess.