Perhaps you’ve heard of Hitchbot the Robot who met his untimely demise in Philadelphia earlier this month?
If not, read this story and chew on these questions over dinner tonight:
Would you have picked up this hitchhiking robot if you passed him on the road? Why or why not?
Do you think we can/should trust robots? Explain.
Do you think robots should trust humans?
While some people are mourning Hitchbot, his creators see his journey as a success. What do you think about his experiences?
Imagine you could invent a robot. What would it do?
If Hitchbot’s creators tried his journey again, do you think the same kind of thing would happen to him? Why or why not?