Americans destroy hitchhiking robot


In refusing to bow to our new robot overlords, Americans have accomplished what Canadians and Europeans could not: we stopped the automaton cold.

Nerdist shares the details:

After a successful traversal of Canada, Germany, and the Netherlands, hitchBOT, a creation of Dr. David Smith of McMaster University and Dr. Frauke Zeller of Ryerson University, started its journey across the US two weeks ago. The intrepid robot set out on July 17th from Salem, Massachusetts with the hopes of seeing Time Square's bright lights, the Grand Canyon's breathtaking (circuit-scrambling?) view, and Disney World's candy-colored castles. Equipped with GPS and a chatbot program, hitchBOT was going to make friends and catalog a storied journey via social media.

Unfortunately, hitchBOT didn't make it very far.

Garbage men in Philly, or a proactive strike by the Tech-Com resistance? "There is no fate but what we make for ourselves."