robots need love too...

GopherT

Joined Nov 23, 2012
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justtrying

Joined Mar 9, 2011
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Sad? I don't think so. That is what robots are for - doing repetitive or precise tasks or, as in this case, to do things that are too dangerous for humans to try.
Are you saying this was the ultimate proof that hitchhiking is dangerous? :p
 

GopherT

Joined Nov 23, 2012
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Are you saying this was the ultimate proof that hitchhiking is dangerous? :p
I'm saying that the creators of hitchbot may have had a feeling... and it was only Philadelphia! Just think what would have happened to the poor thing in Peoria or Witchita.
 

JoeJester

Joined Apr 26, 2005
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Philadelphia ... a city that boo'd Santa Claus. Did you think the hitchbot would be welcomed with the key to the city?
 

GopherT

Joined Nov 23, 2012
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It is sad. A great experiment on human and robot interactions provides for the the worst in humans.
I'll agree that I am disappointed in the human actions. However, I have trouble being sad about a broken machine...

... unless the machine is an antique motorcycle.
 

spinnaker

Joined Oct 29, 2009
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I'll agree that I am disappointed in the human actions. However, I have trouble being sad about a broken machine...

... unless the machine is an antique motorcycle.
But he was so cute. How could you not love him? ;)

Did you get to see Fraley's when it was open in downtown Pittsburgh?
 
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