A Hitchhiking Robot Records Summer Road Trip On Social Media

A Hitchhiking Robot Records Summer Road Trip On Social Media
Design

Social media-savvy hitchBOT will thumb its way across Canada starting this July.

Janet Burns
  • 7 july 2014

This summer, a kindergartener-sized robot will stick out its thumbing hand – its only movable part – and attempt to be the first-ever machine to hitchhike across Canada. Part of a collaborative art project dreamed up by language and artificial intelligence researchers in Ontario, Canada, hitchBOT is programmed to chat with drivers and document its adventures via social media along the way.

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