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Hitchhiking robot destroyed in Philly, cross-country trek ends

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


Hitchhiking robot destroyed in Philadelphia, ending cross-country trek


The Canadian-built HitchBOT met an untimely demise during its stop in Philadelphia. Colleen Hagerty (@colleenhagerty) has the story. Buzz60

(Photo: Stephan Savoia, AP)

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New insect-like robot can jump on water


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

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Robot that hitchhiked across Canada and Germany gets decapitated after 2 weeks in the U.S.

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


Hitchhiking Robot Destroyed While Traveling To San Francisco Could Have 2nd Chance

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


Hitchhiking robot that toured Canada, Europe gets 'beheaded' in Philadelphia

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


Hitchhiking Robot Destroyed In Philadelphia; Who Gives A Shit?

Source – Philadelphia may be the City of Brotherly Love — but that compassion apparently does not include robots.

The child-sized robot, hitchBOT, had hitchhiked across Canada and parts of Europe, was damaged beyond repair in Philadelphia, according to its creators…

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