The team that developed hitchBot, a talking, tweeting, hitchhiking robot that tried to cross continents relying on the kindness of strangers says their social experiment has come to an end. When they originally started the project, the team wondered if humans would be able to trust robots. After the robot was vandalized in Philadelphia, they say the question has become, Can robots trust humans? The robot had traveled across Germany, vacationed in the Netherlands and completed a 3,600 mile trip across Canada, tweeting about the experience, and talking with its hosts all the while. The robot was seen vandalized in a pile of leaves somewhere in Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love. They were not able to track the exact location because the battery was dead. The creative team posted information on a website, saying they did not know who destroyed it or why. They also said they were not interested in investigating the incident or pressing charges. They said their focus will be “What can be learned from this?”—Jim L. Wilson and by Jim Sandell.
Hitchhiking robot’s cross-country journey comes to tragic end in Philadelphia, By Sarah Kaplan,http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/08/03/hitchhiking-robots-cross-country-journey-comes-to-tragic-end-in-philadelphia/?tid=sm_fb, Accessed August 3, 2015.
Hebrews 13:2 (NASB) “Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained angels without knowing it.”