We all know what happened to the poor hitchhiking robot hitchBOT back in August — his untimely death caused heartache across the country. But now, another as taken up his mantle to pick up where hitchBOT left off. I give you the hitchhiker Gotham deserves…HitchBat!
A Batman robot already sounds like the best thing ever, but this bot was inspired by hitchBOT’s courage and exploration of friendship. The hitchBAT team decided to send their own version of a hitchhiking robot to travel across the country, but this robot is like no other, it’s the caped crusader of robots:
We, the creators of hitchBAT, want to show Canada that we are sorry for what happened to hitchBOT. To be fair, the last time Canadians sent over a cute little thing that wanted to tour the country it turned out to be Justin Bieber. However, that’s no excuse for what happened. We want to make it right, so we’re sending hitchBAT across the country in the name of justice and good will.
You’d think a masked vigilante robot would want sweet revenge for the evil that was done to his brother in robot arms. That sounds like a great movie plot right there but no, hitchBAT simply wants to continue the social experiment and spread good will. The hitchBAT team is not affiliated with DC Comics, Batman or Warner Bros., they just want to pick up where hitchBOT left off before his demise.
HitchBAT has already been tooling around Hollywood and will be begin his journey on October 5th, leaving from Los Angeles with the goal of getting to Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love.
Would you give hitchBAT a ride? Let us know in the comments!