By now I am sure that you have read about the untimely demise of the Canadian research project known as HitchBot. Brendan Spaar was following the robot’s journey across the United States of America and was sad to learn of its fate in Philadelphia earlier this month.
In case you were wondering if the City of Brotherly Love had something against robots, radio station 93.3 WMMR is here to set the record straight. The radio station has created a robot pope named PopeBot in an effort to spread the gospel of robots to humans that may not understand them. Residents of Philadelphia will be graced with its presence this week and should be able to have all of their non-working electronics healed by “His binaryness.”
While PopeBot looks a little like HitchBot had a baby with a laundry basket and pool noodle, this effort is picking up where the previous robot left off. You can follow PopeBot’s journey on Twitter and can catch him at landmarks like Charley’s Philly Cheese Steaks restaurant and local bars.