Who Murdered HitchBOT?

A famous hitchhiking robot has been destroyed in Philadelphia. The robot was created by Canadian researchers who wanted to see if the robot could cross the country. It successfully travelled Canada, and Europe but met an untimely end in the City of Brotherly Love. Ana Kasparian (The Point), Karamo Brown, and Becca Frucht (Pop Sugar)hosts of The Young Turks discuss.

Does this say something about Americans? Does it mean that American are violent? Let us know in the comments below.

Read more here: http://www.wired.com/2015/08/parents-decapitated-hitchbot-say-will-live/

“HITCHBOT, A ONE-YEAR-OLD device from Port Credit, Ontario, died early in the morning of August 1, 2015 in Philadelphia. The three-foot-tall hitchhiking robot, a high-tech Flat Stanley that depended on the kindness of strangers to tour this great planet, passed away due to decapitation and dismemberment by an unknown assailant. It is survived by its sibling, KulturBOT, its parents, Dr. David Smith and Dr. Frauke Zeller, and a dozen family members.

There are a few ways to look at the savage dismemberment of the 25-pound HitchBOT. There’s “of course this happened, because people are generally awful,” or “of course this happened in America after HitchBOT travelled unharmed in other countries, because Americans are obnoxious.” Or, “of course this happened in Philly, where fans once lashed out at Santa Claus.”

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