The Department of Communication Studies & Multimedia is pleased to announce a much-anticipated talk by Dr. David Harris Smith entitled, “The Death and Lives of hitchBOT, the Hitchhiking Robot.”
Friday, November 6
MDCL 3020 (Michael DeGroote Centre for Learning and Discovery – Third Floor)
In the early morning hours of August 1 2015, waiting for its next ride on a Philly park bench, hitchBOT was destroyed by unknown assailants. Arms torn from its body, legs broken, gutted of its electronics, it was ultimately discarded in a park, minus its smiley-face-LED head. Around the world, headlines announced the death of a much-loved robot, children and adults shed tears and held rallies, haters hated on Philadelphia, cartoonists and musicians paid tribute, journalists wrote obituaries, and the publicly-minded rallied to support a rebuild. Come out to hear the story of the life and times of hitchBOT.
Date(s) - November 6, 2015
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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