PHILADELPHIA, PA -- Someone in the City of Brotherly Love and cheese steaks, apparently had some beef with Hitchbot, the hitchhiking robot.
Just two weeks into Hitchbot's cross country trip, he’s dead.
Hitchbot started his journey back in July of 2014. Since then he has been through Canada, Germany, and the Netherlands, all depending on the honor and curiosity of total strangers. Two weeks ago, he got to the United States. But shortly after arriving in Philadelphia, things went terribly wrong. He was found headless, his electronics were stolen and arms were ripped off.
As a statement on Hitchbot's website says his "family" is not interested in pressing charges, and "sometimes bad things happen to good robots."