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The end of hitchBOT: 'Bad things happen to good robots'

HitchBOT with the US flag at Niagara Falls. The automaton had a "yard-sale aesthetic".


HITCHBOT - the adorable hitch-hiking robot pieced together from household odds-and-ends - ended its travels across America early, after being destroyed by vandals and left on the side of a road, its creators said.

Envisioned as a social experiment to see if its kind...