Pope Bot on Journey for Philly Redemption After HitchBot's Demise

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.

You can follow the Pope Bot’s journey here.


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