News Hitchbots Demise

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  1. Sickboy

    Sickboy Latverian Monarch

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    So this thing made it across Canada without a problem, but the attempt to make it across the states ended after 2 weeks. What the fuck did this thing do to you? Sheeeeeeeeeeeeeit.

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/hitchbot-destroyed-in-philadelphia-ending-u-s-tour-1.3177098

    HitchBOT destroyed in Philadelphia, ending U.S. tour
    Researchers say Canadian-made hitchhiking robot ruined beyond repair
    The Associated Press Posted: Aug 01, 2015 8:54 PM ET Last Updated: Aug 02, 2015 8:55 AM ET

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    The anthropomorphic robot named hitchBOT, seen here during its cross-Canada trek in 2014, was destroyed on Saturday, two weeks into its attempted trip across the U.S., according to its creators. (Paul Darrow/Reuters)

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    A hitchhiking robot that captured the hearts of fans worldwide met its demise in the U.S.

    The Canadian researchers who created hitchBOT as a social experiment say someone in Philadelphia damaged the robot beyond repair on Saturday, ending its brief American tour.

    The robot was trying to travel cross-country after successfullyhitchhiking across Canada last year and parts of Europe.

    It set out from Marblehead, Massachusetts, two weeks ago in July with the goal of reaching San Francisco, but never made it off the East Coast.

    The creators were sent an image of the vandalized robot but cannot track its location because the battery is dead.

    They say they don't know who destroyed it or why. But co-creator Frauke Zeller says many children who adored the robot are now heartbroken.

    A photo reportedly showing what was left of the destroyed robot was posted on Twitter on Saturday night.
     
  2. Shortwave98

    Shortwave98 A-Number 1 Banned User

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    Bunch of dummies! The people who built it should try hitching through those neighborhoods themselves and see if they end up any better off!:haha:
     
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    HypocriteHowie Well-Known Member

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    They fucking booed Santa Claus did the robot even have a chance?
     
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    Tipsey Russell VIP Extreme Gold

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    urban robot 1
    Canadian robot 0

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  5. R.P. McMurphy

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    ...this is why we cant have anything nice. :bigcry:
     
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  6. ScottBaiosPenis

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    nj gets a bad rap but I can't think of a place full of bigger pieces of shit than philly ...Yeah great you invented putting cheese whizz on a sandwich
     
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  7. Tyler9258

    Tyler9258 Old friends, old whiskey, old songs

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    fuck that robot. What's the point?
     
  8. Bristol Chicken

    Bristol Chicken Free Range and Loving It Gold

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    This explains it. Killed in a jealous rage.

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    People are Dicks.