Pope Bot Philly - The Papal Robot Hitchhiker

Pope Bot's journey is complete! Scroll down to see photos from his adventure. 

Pope Bot - Before & Tune Up & After DATES

All the places he has been, the great people he has met and the progression of all those rad sticker editions can be seen on this interactive map of his journey. (h/t Matt & Santino from esri.com)

View the interactive map HERE
Map


Bio:  Hello, I’m Pope Bot. Inspired by my friend, #HitchBot, who sadly met his demise in Philadelphia, I am taking a journey around the Delaware Valley. The goal of my adventure is to prove to the Vatican that this area is a safe environment for the leader of the church.

Prizes were awarded to the person who posted the best photo with me each week. (see winners below)


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6ABC filmed Pope Bot's return:

 


UPDATES

9/29/15 - After 45 days he made it back to the radio station!

Bird Bot on Twitter

I'm home!! Thanks @PhillyFireDept for helping me complete my journey.

9/27/15 - Pope Bot reached the papal alter. Goal accomplished!

Mary Preston on Twitter

@PrestonSteve933 @PopeBotPhilly made it to the Alter. #PopeBotPhilly

That post was unanimously selected the Week 7 Photo winner. The members of the Philadelphia Fire Department donated the cash prize to the FF Daniel Sweeney Scholarship Fund.

 | Winners of the Pope Bot Photo Contest: weeks 1 - 6 | 

#Buffett gave me a shout out from the stage last night! #Repost @sjjohnny ・・・;As close to the stage as #popebotphilly got last night @prestonandsteveshow . @marisamagnatta helped us get in before the show, but @susquehannabankcenter staff would not allow him in during the show. Thanks again for making it all possible!

206 Likes, 3 Comments - Bird Bot (@birdbotphilly) on Instagram: "#Buffett gave me a shout out from the stage last night! #Repost @sjjohnny ・・・;As close to the..."

Sons of Ben on Twitter

Thank you @PopeBotPhilly for blessings all of us in the #RiverEnd of @PPLPark during last night's @PhilaUnion match!

Feeling right at home at #HolyFamily thanks to Sister Maureen. Just wish she didn't make me go to class! #PopeBotPhilly

318 Likes, 4 Comments - Bird Bot (@birdbotphilly) on Instagram: "Feeling right at home at #HolyFamily thanks to Sister Maureen. Just wish she didn't make me go to..."

Pope Bot is here! Angel gave him a hand sanitizer to keep him clean! #popebotphilly #popebot #stchrispope

10 Likes, 0 Comments - @stchrishospital on Instagram: "Pope Bot is here! Angel gave him a hand sanitizer to keep him clean! #popebotphilly #popebot..."

I christen thee, Mackenzie, the holiest baby in all of beer land!

274 Likes, 6 Comments - Bird Bot (@birdbotphilly) on Instagram: "I christen thee, Mackenzie, the holiest baby in all of beer land!"

Robert Corrigan on Twitter

@PopeBotPhilly joins @PhillyFireDept Command Team for WMoF executive planning #PopeBotPhilly

Remember when we didn't hear from Pope Bot for a few days and thought this whole social experiment was over?

missing milk carton

To be honest, we didn't think he would make it past Day 1! We were so surprised after the first week we arranged the photo montage below set to "Somewhere Out There".  Look how clean he is!:

Pope Bot's Journey - Week 1

Pope Bot already lasted a lot longer than we thought! Looking back on the first week of his journey. Preston and Steve on 93.3 WMMR http://www.PrestonAndSteve.com http://www.WMMR.com

| Thank you to everyone around the country who talked about Pope Bot? |

-Our friend Chris Hardwick mentioned Pope Bot on his Comedy Central show, Midnight. Watch the full video.

PopeBot on Midnight

-Watch Pope Bot's visit to Fox 29's Good Day:

Fox-29-hit

-NBC Nightly News shared the story nationwide (begins at 18 min):

Nightly News 8-22-15

-The New York Daily News interviewed Preston and Steve for this article: "Papal Robot Travels Across Philadelphia"

-Anchor Joe Roetz, who is originally from Levittown, included Pope Bot in his broadcast on  NBC 2, Fort Myers, FLA

Pope Bot story on NBC 2 - WBBH - Fort Myers, FL

NBC 2 Anchor Joe Roetz is originally from Levittown and podcasts the show down in FLA where he current resides. Joe included Pope Bot in his newscast last week. Thanks for the hometown love! https://twitter.com/JoeRoetz

The Philly Voice (update) • City Paper • 6 ABC • Philly.com • The Philly Voice  •  NBC 10 • Reddit • Billy Penn • Doylestown Patch  • Al Día News • NJ.com • Fox 43

And big thanks to genius Art Director, Greg Monaghan, who built the bot (and that Tiki Bar too!)

Greg Monaghan on Twitter

PopeBotPhilly Chillin' in the back yard at my Tikibar

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