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Was video of hitchBOT attack part of a prank?

Was video of hitchBOT attack part of a prank?

THE WORLD IS full of terrible and average people, lots of half-decent ones who do dumb things when they're drunk, and those rare heroes who lift our collective spirits with a game-winning touchdown or successful round of CPR. That whole mishmash of humanity exists in Philly, like a plate of steaming scrapple, and it's evident in the people offering to rebuild a hitchhiking Canadian robot and those who allegedly jumped him over the weekend in Old City, ending - or possibly answering - his mission to gauge the kindness of strangers. Some folks in the Philly tech community want to rebuild hitchBOT and to send him on his way, to trek across the rest of America where everyone...

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