Remember last year when I wrote about Hitchbot? For a while, Hitchbot did really well, going all the way across Canada, Germany and the Netherlands, and I was impressed. Maybe we humans aren’t such assholes.
Then it went to the states, and…someone ended its journey rather violently. Someone ripped off its arms and removed its head, then snapped a picture of the abandoned remains lying on a Philadelphia street.
Why would anyone destroy a helpless little robot? Would it not shut up? Did it get picked up by a conspiracy theorist who didn’t like all its photo-taking and tweeting? Did it just meet an asshole?
Very very sad. Well, it did have a good year I guess.