A Brief History of Mankind's Inhumanity Toward Robots

You probably heard the news over the weekend: Hitchbot, the hitchhiking robot, is dead. The Canadian experiment aimed at testing basic human decency, or at least willingness to play a quirky game of give-the-robot-a-ride, ended abruptly in the wee hours of Saturday morning when someone in Philadelphia beheaded and dismembered Hitchbot, and left it on the side of the road. The anonymous vandal apparently distributed a crime scene photo on social media.

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