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HitchBOT, Hitchhiking Robot, Meets Demise in Philadelphia

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/...-weeks-n402606

Philadelphia may be the City of Brotherly Love but that compassion apparently does not include robots.

The child-sized robot, hitchBOT, had hitchhiked across Canada and parts of Europe, was damaged beyond repair in Philadelphia, according to its creators.

The robot had set out to travel cross-country. It was immobile on its own, relying on the kindness of strangers. Those who picked it up often passed it to other travelers or left it where others might notice it.

It began its American odyssey in Marblehead, Massachusetts, on July 17. It made it to the Boston area and even took in a Red Sox game.

But after just two weeks in America, hitchBOT was "vandalized" in Philadelphia on Friday night, according to a statement from the team monitoring the robot's travels.

The creators were sent an image of the vandalized robot Saturday but could not track its location because its battery was dead, according to The Associated Press.

"Sometimes bad things happen to good robots," the statement said.
Way to go Philly

The creator's website - http://m.hitchbot.me/
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"According to the Associated Press, the bot met its demise in Philadelphia, home of sports fans who notoriously have thrown batteries at opposing players or snowballs at Santa Claus."

Must have been Eagles fans.
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First Cecil, now HitchBOT. Fucking humans.
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Congratulations, Pennsylvania. At least this time it's a robotic child instead of a real one.
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Re: HitchBOT, Hitchhiking Robot, Meets Demise in Philadelphia

They tried it in Canada and it went from sea to shining sea. From Nova Scotia to Vancouver. In America it didn't make it out of New England. Way to go America.
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Might be for the best that it didn't make it to Baltimore. HitchBOT was too good for this world, too pure.

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Re: HitchBOT, Hitchhiking Robot, Meets Demise in Philadelphia

Read a little about this when it was starting off. Sadly, I knew it had no chance. This is America. Thanks Obama!!
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I'm imagining a homeless person using his bucket/body as a toilet right now.
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Re: HitchBOT, Hitchhiking Robot, Meets Demise in Philadelphia

HitchBOT lives matter!
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Re: HitchBOT, Hitchhiking Robot, Meets Demise in Philadelphia

Must have met up with CosbyBot.
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Re: HitchBOT, Hitchhiking Robot, Meets Demise in Philadelphia

HitchBOT leaves behind a nagging wife (BitchBOT) and three small HitchTOTs.
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Re: HitchBOT, Hitchhiking Robot, Meets Demise in Philadelphia

Police have just released a picture of the local Philadelphia man suspected of absconding with and vandalizing the robot :

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Re: HitchBOT, Hitchhiking Robot, Meets Demise in Philadelphia

Another reason why A.I. will hate us once it's self-aware.
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Cute story but a sad ending.

Is there a chance he can be fixed?
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Re: HitchBOT, Hitchhiking Robot, Meets Demise in Philadelphia

Originally Posted by JeffTheAlpaca View Post
Cute story but a sad ending.

Is there a chance he can be fixed?
Oh, that's just great, first we kill him, now you want to cut off his robot testicles?! You are one sick son of a bitch.
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Chappie would not stand for that shit.
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Re: HitchBOT, Hitchhiking Robot, Meets Demise in Philadelphia

Originally Posted by Decker View Post
Police have just released a picture of the local Philadelphia man suspected of absconding with and vandalizing the robot :

Spoiler:
So the OLDER robot was protecting his turf in Philly?
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Re: HitchBOT, Hitchhiking Robot, Meets Demise in Philadelphia

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They tried it in Canada and it went from sea to shining sea. From Nova Scotia to Vancouver. In America it didn't make it out of New England. Way to go America.
It made it to Philadelphia, which is out of New England.
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Re: HitchBOT, Hitchhiking Robot, Meets Demise in Philadelphia

Originally Posted by Mabuse View Post
They tried it in Canada and it went from sea to shining sea. From Nova Scotia to Vancouver. In America it didn't make it out of New England. Way to go America.
Ummm.... he clearly made it across America if he was in Vancouver and THEN in Massachusetts. He simply got clocked for attempting a victory lap.
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Re: HitchBOT, Hitchhiking Robot, Meets Demise in Philadelphia

Philly don't take kindly to robot folk.
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Re: HitchBOT, Hitchhiking Robot, Meets Demise in Philadelphia

Fuck mother.
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Re: HitchBOT, Hitchhiking Robot, Meets Demise in Philadelphia

Isn't this how the machine revolution began in the Matrix? We're all about to become batteries.
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Re: HitchBOT, Hitchhiking Robot, Meets Demise in Philadelphia

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It made it to Philadelphia, which is out of New England.
You got me on a technicality, but you get my point.
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Re: HitchBOT, Hitchhiking Robot, Meets Demise in Philadelphia

I'm surprised it made it this far without something happening to it.

Let's make a memorial! We can bake cookies and sing songs!
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