HitchBOT has met an untimely death and now his long journey, based on thumbing rides from caring strangers, has ended after being vandalized in Philadelphia. HitchBot had only been in the United States for two weeks.

The researchers who created the hitchhiking robot, (that successfully traveled all of Germany and Canada,) issued the following statement:



“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. Unfortunately, hitchBOT was vandalized overnight in Philadelphia; sometimes bad things happen to good robots. We know that many of hitchBOT’s fans will be disappointed, but we want them to be assured that this great experiment is not over. For now we will focus on the question “what can be learned from this?” and explore future adventures for robots and humans.”

Yikes this doesn’t say much for America or Philly to be more precise!