TORONTO – When Keith Campbell set out to find hitchBOT the hitchhiking robot, he had no idea what travelling with a talking robot would be like.
“It was a pretty strange thing to talk to,” Campbell told Global News.
Campbell, who had already started his own road trip with friends Jean-Pierre Brien and Kyle Sauvé, tracked the robot through social media to Kouchibouguac National Park on the east coast of New Brunswick.
“We were driving to Quebec and knew that hitchBOT was doing the same thing we were, so we decided to pick it up,” he said.
HitchBOT set out on its journey across the country this weekend, travelling from Halifax, Nova Scotia to the border of New Brunswick.
Created by a McMaster University professor and a team of researchers, the robot was made out of an old bucket and a couple of pool noodles. Its most recent…
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