What happened to hitchBOT?
That hitchBOT came to an untimely end in August 2015 when it was found, broken and beheaded, on the streets of Philadelphia. Its death made headlines around the world, and provoked an outpouring of sadness unexpected for a nonsentient being.
What is the story of hitchBOT?
HitchBOT, the cheerful hitchhiking robot that had made cross-country trips across Canada, the Netherlands and Germany, had intended to travel across the United States as well. Two weeks after beginning its U.S. trip in Boston, the robot was vandalized in Philadelphia, the team overseeing the robot said in a statement.
Where was hitchBOT found?
A video blogger, Jesse Wellens, found the robot on the steps of Philadelphia’s art museum and documented their brief night together in a video posted to YouTube. “HitchBOT, do you need a seatbelt?” Mr.
Did HitchBOT make it to Victoria?
Canada’s most famous — and only — beer cooler-turned-hitchhiking robot has finally completed its 6,000-kilometre journey across Canada, bumming rides all the way from Halifax reaching Victoria late Saturday.
Who destroyed the hitchBOT?
We know who killed hitchBOT, the world’s most beloved hitchhiking robot. Over the weekend, a loveable, harmless robot was found decapitated on the outskirts of Philadelphia. There’s only one possible explanation for who did it: the CIA.
How long was hitchBOT in the US?
It made it to the Boston area and even took in a Red Sox game. The link to this photo or video may be broken, or the post may have been removed. 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.
When was HitchBOT destroyed?
For 3 weeks in June 2015, it hitched around the Netherlands. HitchBOT then attempted to cross the United States from Boston to San Francisco starting on July 17, 2015. After 2 weeks, on August 1, 2015 however, a photo was tweeted, showing that the robot had been stripped and decapitated in Philadelphia.
Where did the hitchBOT robot meet its end?
HitchBOT was a robot created by Ontario makers at Ryerson University who wanted to see how far it would travel. The robot met its end after being dismantled in Philadelphia.
Who is the co-creator of the hitchBOT?
On August 3, 2015 Adam Gabbatt reported on the Guardian website about hitchBOT’s destruction. Frauke Zeller, co-creator of hitchBOT, was quoted saying: “We can see on all our data that the tablet and battery and everything shut off at the same time so it must have been when they vandalised the bot.”
When did the hitchBOT 2.0 come out?
Smith and Zeller recreated their invention as hitchBOT 2.0 in 2019. The robot was sent to Paris, France, where it is touring about and appearing in a play, Killing Robots, written by Linda Blanchet.
What kind of robot is hitchhiking across Canada?
HitchBOT was a non-ambulatory talking robot designed to make a cross-continental trip across Canada entirely by hitchhiking through a relay of road trips.