29 Aug '15, 8pm

Hitchhiking robot’s journey comes to a tragic end

Hitchhiking robot’s journey comes to a tragic end

HitchBOT, the robot who hitchhiked around Europe and Canada, was violently found dead in Philadelphia. HitchBOT, a robot that was created as a social media experiment and managed to hitchhike around Europe, Canada, Germany, and The Netherlands, only made it two weeks and 300 miles in America before he was found dead on the side of a road in Philadelphia. Unable to move itself, hitchBOT relied solely on the kindness of human strangers to get around. People who picked him up often passed him on or left him in notable areas where others would notice him. "No one from the team will accompany Hitchbot," his creators, David Harris Smith and Frauke Zeller said. "It will be like the Mars rover, only instead of exploring Mars, it is exploring human social life." The robot was designed to be a travel companion and could spit out random facts. "We want to see what people do with this...

Full article: http://www.electronicproducts.com/Robotics/Futurism/Hitch...

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