Robot tries to hitchhike across America, gets vandalised in Philadelphia 6 years ago

Robot tries to hitchhike across America, gets vandalised in Philadelphia

A robot that managed to hitchhike its way through Canada has been vandalised and destroyed just two weeks into its attempt to cross America.

The robot - known as hitchBOT - crossed Canada in just 26 days last year and was attempting to make a similar trip from Massachusetts to San Francisco.

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Unfortunately, just two weeks into its trip, the creators of hitchBOT were sent a picture of the destroyed robot from somewhere in Philadelphia.

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During its travels, hitchBOT attended a wedding and survived a week with a heavy metal band, taking a picture every 20 minutes or so in order to detail its journey.

Although the robot does contain a GPS device, it is untraceable as its battery has died.

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In fairness, there were some warning signs that people in Philadelphia aren't too fond of science...