Hitchbot brutally slain in Philadelphia …

3 Aug

hitchbot

July 27, 2014 – August 2, 2015

The loveable (?) (OK, likeable) hitchhiking robot Hitchbot met his brutal demise whilst sitting on a public bench in Philadelphia, US of A – the City of Brotherly Love. Love, evidently not extended to mechanical entities – even as harmless as Hitchbot.

From the Official Website: http://www.hitchbot.me/

hitchBOT | A robot exploring the world\

“hitchBOT’s trip came to an end last night in Philadelphia after having spent a little over two weeks hitchhiking and visiting sites in Boston, Salem, Gloucester, Marblehead, and New York City. Unfortunately, hitchBOT was vandalized overnight in Philadelphia; sometimes bad things happen to good robots.  We know that many of hitchBOT’s fans will be disappointed, but we want them to be assured that this great experiment is not over. For now we will focus on the question “what can be learned from this?” and explore future adventures for robots and humans.”

HITCHBOT BIKING

HITCHBOT US MAP

Below: the broken and mutilated body of poor Hitchbot
lies in a Philadelphia gutter.

HITCHBOT'S BODY

Someone swore they could Hitchbot mumbling “Cecil … Cecil … “

Rest in Peaces Hitch

Funeral Services dates will be announced
as soon as all his parts have been recovered.

Hitchbot at Fenway BallPark

Hitchbot at Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers game on Friday, July 24, in Boston

Above: Hitchbot at Fenway
Below: Hitchbot’s Bucket List

hitchbot's bucket list

Sadly … only partially realized …

2 Responses to “Hitchbot brutally slain in Philadelphia …”

  1. Marilyn Armstrong August 3, 2015 at 12:49 pm #

    Vandalism is another one of those things I don’t understand.

    • jcalberta August 3, 2015 at 1:04 pm #

      I hear rumors of resurrection.
      It’s hard to keep a good robot down.

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