Hitchhiking Robot’s Cross-Country Trip in US Ends in Philly

When hitchBOT the hitchhiking robot started his journey in Boston two weeks ago he wanted to see the entire US. The robot is immobile on its own and gets to travel around with the help of kind strangers who take a look at this contraption with thumb raised skyward as in hitching a ride, with a grin on its digital face, and a sign taped around its cylindrical head which says "San Francisco or Bust". "hitchBOT's designers even insist it had a personality that liked music, listening to people talk about philosophy, and, of course, traveling and meeting new people". The hitchBOT crossed Canada in just 26 days last year where it also attended a comic convention and became a wedding guest.

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