In August 2015 a friendly Canadian robot, the HitchBOT met a sad demise in our fair city. When The Hacktory’s team heard what happened, they offered to fix the robot and restore Philly’s reputation as a robot-friendly city. While we weren’t able to work on repairing the actual HitchBOT, we decided to make a different bot, which we called the Philly Love Bot. The Love Bot also has a goal to travel and relies on humans to help it do so, but we put a spin on the project. Anyone who receives or offers to transport a Philly Love Bot is also making a commitment to perform a good deed and document it on social media, using the hashtag #phillylovebot. Come and build your own Philly Love Bot at this fun hands-on workshop, or check out bots that other people have made. We want to restart the project with a new batch of bots we can then send out in the world during Tech Week to spread good deeds and a message about the great, friendly people that call Philly home.