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What’s it like to pick up a hitchhiking robot? Strange, says one group

24 Jul
What’s it like to pick up a hitchhiking robot? Strange, says one group

Global News

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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Posted by on July 24, 2015 in Canadian-related Links

 

6 responses to “What’s it like to pick up a hitchhiking robot? Strange, says one group

  1. L. Marie

    July 29, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    That is the most fun thing I’ve read today. Brilliant!

     
    • tkmorin

      July 29, 2015 at 8:41 pm

      That makes me happy! 🙂

       
  2. Gypsy Bev

    July 26, 2015 at 11:31 pm

    Sounds like great fun and it would certainly attract a lot of attention. I’d travel with the robot!

     
    • tkmorin

      July 27, 2015 at 10:08 am

      So would I, Bev! I think it’s a cool concept. 🙂

       
  3. tkmorin

    July 25, 2015 at 8:46 am

    I thought so too. I remember hearing about it a long time ago, but was recently reminded. Very cool indeed! 🙂

     
  4. andy1076

    July 24, 2015 at 9:52 pm

    That is so cool lol! 😀

     

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