So hitchBOT apparently met it’s demise in the city of Brotherly Love. But it did what it set out to do:
“We want to see what people do with this kind of technology when we leave it up to them,” Frauke Zeller, one of the creators and an assistant professor in professional communication at Toronto’s Ryerson University, told the AP. “It’s an art project in the wild — it invites people to participate.”
And as hitchBOT itself said, “I guess sometimes bad things happen to good robots!”
I fully expect that hitchBOT Jr. will rise soon. After all, that is the pattern of the humans who originally brought hitchBOT to our presence.
Thank you hitchBOT for your wonderful journey and thanks for what has been and what will become!