Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Sunday August 02, 2015

hitchBOT Found Dead In Philadelphia

The hitchBOT was a Canadian robot that would "hitchhike" by being driven or picked up by random people. In July, it began an attempt to journey from Boston to San Francisco, but that trip has just been cut short---someone in Philly decided to tear its head and arms off. Now I won't feel as bad when a robot guns me down in the future.

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The goal of the hitchhiking trip was to see how humans would interact with hitchBOT. And apparently the answer was "not well." HitchBOT has been around the world, including trips across the entirety of Canada and Germany without major incident. But America is clearly a hard land for our robot brothers and sisters.

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