HitchBOT heads out across Canada

hitchBOT, a robot with a body made from found items and the brain of a small computer, is hitchhiking across Canada as a combination art project / social experiment. The contraption, created by professors at McMaster and Ryerson Universities, can only progress by receiving rides. HitchBOT received its first life on Sunday, and its progress can be followed on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

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