Say What?!: Hitchhiking Robot’s Journey Ends with Philadelphia Mugging

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – The Canadian researchers behind the “hitchBOT” hitchhiking robot said a planned Boston-San Francisco voyage ended prematurely in Philadelphia.

The hitchBOT team said the robot, which previously hitchhiked across Canada for 19 days last summer and also had a successful hitchhiking experience in Europe, said they received a photo Saturday night of the robot dismantled and damaged in Philadelphia.

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(Photo courtesy of David Beard)


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