Hitchbot Ends US Tour after Meeting Its Demise in Philadelphia

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...

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