Hitchhiker bot

Admit it. What do you usually do when you see a hitchhiker on the side of a street? Ditch ’em, not hitch ’em, right? What if there was a robot there instead?

Built by Frauke Zeller, a Ryerson University communications professor, hitchBOT is complex enough to hold a conversation with other people. Within a few hours of being deposited near Halifax airport, hitchBOT was picked up, tweeting and Instagram-ming its whereabouts and pictures in its cross-country journey.

The hithBOT can also look up facts about its area, and has so far traveld with vacationers, rock bands, and has even crashed a wedding. So next time you’re out hitchhiking, be sure to dress up like a robot and you’ll get to your destination in no time at all!

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