A Homemade Robot is Hitchhiking Across Canada

By Luke Y. Thompson in Tech
Monday, August 18, 2014 at 1:00 pm

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Hitchhiking isn't something that happens as much as it used to, largely because we've become ever more paranoid of total strangers than we used to be. But robots don't feel pain, and are less likely to be molested (though it's not impossible), so here's HitchBot, a robot in Wellington boots who can have rudimentary conversations with the various drivers that pick it up.

Much like poutine, this is the sort of thing that could only happen in Canada. In the U.S., the robot would be target practice by day 3, minimum.



h/t Gallen_Dugall

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