After enduring plenty of criticism for the destruction of HitchBot, Philadelphia is seeking forgiveness through a new robot inspired by Pope Francis’ upcoming visit: the Pope Bot.
Created by local radio station 93.3 WWMR, the Pope Bot began its journey through the Delaware Valley Monday morning.
“Hello, I’m Pope Bot. Inspired by my friend, #HitchBot, who sadly met his demise in Philadelphia,” the Pope Bot “wrote.” “The goal of my adventure is to prove to the Vatican that this area is a safe environment for the leader of the church.”
Similarly to the HitchBot, the Pope Bot is using the kindness of others to get around. Yet there is a bit more incentive for Good Samaritans as a prize is available each week for one person who gives it a lift.
Yet while Pope Bot’s journey began comfortably enough, the situation turned scary when it went missing a little over 24 hours later.
Thankfully the Pope Bot was found in Levittown and is continuing its quest to bring redemption to the city of brotherly love.