I mean seriously? Fukn Dumb Ass People. I can see this coloring peoples opinion of the US. At least for the scientists/researchers in Canada who ran the experiment. [/QUOTE said:The USA already is despised around the world....this doesn't surprise me in the least. I guess the experimenters got their answer about our caring for each other.
I don't hate people, but I hate the human race...
It was probably some other hitchhikers who didn't want to wait for a fucking robot to get picked up before they could get a ride...
Philly is actually pretty cool imo
Actually, I'm no expert, but I would think... Having the hitchbot with you on the road would Increase the chances of you being picked up. Joe and Jane housie People like funny interesting stuff... like hitchbot!
Just have to take him with you to the next destination.
Who ever fucked im up was prolly knocking back sidewalk slams and pissed off at a bad day of spange while shoving a mouse up they're ass. Then they saw hitchbot and thought... fuckin ooogle bot. Lets Trash em!
.... >.> Hows that for Trolling. LOLOLOL
I'm sure it is... I love philly cheese steak.
If our guileless, simpleton neighbors to the north wish to draw faces on their buckets and treat them like friends, the sparse population density of their pine-fresh taiga wilderness makes this a sad but understandable choice, but the United States is not a receptacle for twee Canadian garbage. It is a grownup land where the humans know each other and do not ameliorate the loneliness of car trips by picking up roadside litter and befriending it.
The United States has many actual robots; they assemble Chevrolets, and throw pitches, and do battle on TV, and fall down, and probably other things too. The day the United States has need for a malingering robo-hobo with no skills that sits next to the road like a bag of shit and asks people to do things for it, we will build one for ourselves, and have the good sense to give it lasers.
<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< ---- Just shows you evidence of life everywhere....philly is a kind, loving city rooted in the art, music, food, fasion, DIY lifestyle with a few idiots who did this to hitchbot, making the city look bad....every city has the douchebages (or drunken ones, which is different because I can understand doing something like that really drunk, but its just ashame it had to end in mycity,,,,I wanted it to make it across the country morhttp://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/h...hiladelphia-ending-u-s-tour-1.3177098?cmp=rss
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 01, 2015 8:54 PM 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)
The hitch-hiking 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.
sr successfully hitchhiking 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.