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Robot Hitchhiking Across Canada [PHOTOS]

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If you saw a robot on the side of the road, would you pick it up and give it a ride? That is the question a couple of professors from Universities in Canada wanted to find out when they created hitchBOT. 

HitchBOT set out from Halifax earlier this summer in the hopes of hitchhiking its way from Nova Scotia to British Columbia, and its quest is almost complete!

The Canadian robot is pretty darn cute, which creators Frauke Zeller of Ryerson University and David Harris Smith of McMaster University planned. They say the small size of hitchBOT makes people think of it more like a child that needs their help. Therefore they’ll be more likely to pick it up and give it a ride.

And it seems to be working, cause hitchBOT’s internal GPS shows that the bot has almost completed it’s trek across Canada. All with the help of friendly folks like these… 

I would love to see a hitchhiking robot on the side of the road! I think it would be the only kind of hitchhiker I would pick up.

So how do we get these Canadian professors to bring hitchBOT a little further south next time?

Would you pick up hitchBOT?

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