HitchBOT the friendly hitchhiking robot has been vandalised in the US.

He has made cross-country treks across Canada, the Netherlands and Germany and his next stop was the US.

He was created from odds and ends as a social experiment, to see if his kind could “trust” humans – but unfortunately when he got to the US, he was ripped apart…

“HitchBOT’s trip came to an end last night in Philadelphia after having spent a little over two weeks hitchhiking and visiting sites in Boston, Salem, Gloucester, Marblehead, and New York City,” the hitchBOT “family” said on its website.

“Unfortunately, hitchBOT was vandalized overnight in Philadelphia; sometimes bad things happen to good robots.”


Laurel laments on the loss of the most famous hitchhiker, the adorable trivia-answered robot…

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