PHILADELPHIA (KRON/CNN) — It’s the end of the road for now, for a beloved robot that was set to hitchhike its way to San Francisco, as part of a sociological experiment. 497 more words
The Canadian-built HitchBOT met an untimely demise during its stop in Philadelphia. Colleen Hagerty (@colleenhagerty) has the story. Buzz60
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Washington: Researchers have developed an insect-sized robot that mimics a water strider to jump on the surface of a body of water.
Researchers at Seoul National University (SNU) in Seoul, South Korea, Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, and the Harvard John A Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, studied a species of semi-aquatic insects called water striders. 407 more words
Sorry, hitchBOT: It looks like you weren’t ready for the U.S.A. after all. hitchBOT, in case you don’t know, was a hitchhiking robot that successfully made its way across Canada, Germany and the Netherlands all thanks to the kindness of strangers who picked it up on the side of the road and took it to various destinations. 303 more words
TORONTO (CBS/AP) — The Canadian talking and tweeting hitchhiking robot that met its untimely end in the United States over the weekend might be given another chance at life. 299 more words
PHILADELPHIA — This is why we can’t have nice hitchhiking robots.
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. 426 more words