August 18, 2015
After it was nowhere to be found for nearly a day, WMMR's Pope Bot, designed to give Philadelphia a more favorable impression before the papal visit in September, has been discovered.
A day into the journey of Pope Bot, which was created by Philly radio station 93.3 WMMR to show that the city could redeem itself for the destruction of hitchBOT, the robot had gone missing.
According to the Twitter account for the Preston and Steve Show, Pope Bot had been missing for half of a day as of Tuesday afternoon and was last spotted on Main Street in Manayunk.
Yesterday #PopBotPhilly was MIA for a few hours, but now he's missing half a day! He already lasted longer than we expected but any news?!?!— Preston & Steve Show (@PrestonSteve933) August 18, 2015
Another photo posted later in the afternoon showed that the robot may have been at Temple University.
Yet shortly after 4 p.m., a photo was posted to Pope Bot's Facebook page, showing the robot at Happy Hour Tavern in Levittown. Facebook user Ashley D'emidio said she found it in her living room.
Hopefully, Pope Bot's journey will continue without another glitch.