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Hitchhiking Robot, Meets Demise in Philadelphia
« on: Yesterday at 02:58:47 PM »
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The child-sized robot, hitchBOT, had hitchhiked across Canada and parts of Europe.......
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.

......For now we (Hitchbots creators) will focus on the question “what can be learned from this?” and explore future adventures for robots and humans.

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/hitchhiking-robot-hitchbot-meets-demise-philadelphia-after-about-2-weeks-n402606
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Re: Hitchhiking Robot, Meets Demise in Philadelphia
« Reply #1 on: Yesterday at 03:15:56 PM »
Poor little dude.

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Re: Hitchhiking Robot, Meets Demise in Philadelphia
« Reply #2 on: Yesterday at 05:14:03 PM »
There we are...showing off our exceptionalism again.
Yo, put that in your pipe and smoke it.  Quit ragging on my Lord.

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Re: Hitchhiking Robot, Meets Demise in Philadelphia
« Reply #3 on: Yesterday at 05:24:58 PM »
Did y'all hear about the tiny robot bug that can jump on water?

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Re: Hitchhiking Robot, Meets Demise in Philadelphia
« Reply #5 on: Yesterday at 08:47:13 PM »
I've been watching this little robot on Facebook for months now. I'm disappointed that it ends this way.
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Re: Hitchhiking Robot, Meets Demise in Philadelphia
« Reply #6 on: Yesterday at 09:12:08 PM »
I've been watching this little robot on Facebook for months now. I'm disappointed that it ends this way.

There's always someone, somewhere, who ruins the good stuff for no good reason. Hopefully, there is something that can be learned for future efforts. If it were me, I would put some nasty stuff in there to protect the robot from vandals!

What we need is a robot that is virtually indestructible by all but the most intelligent humans. The idiots will get tased, or something more severe.