hitchBOT won’t be reaching its west coast destination as the hitchhiking robot was vandalized beyond repair somewhere in Philadelphia over the weekend.
The robot left Marblehead, Massachusetts, mid-July in a quest to reach San Francisco before it met its demise in Philadelphia. Canadian researchers behind the social experiment unfortunately don’t know its exact location because its battery is dead.
A statement from the hitchBOT team posted Friday reads:
hitchBOT’s trip came to...