Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Like Us on Facebook

Technabob is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Disclosure.

hitchBOT Tweets Adventures as it Hitches Rides across Canada

 |  |  |  August 15, 2014


If you built a robot that was complex enough to be able to talk with people and then left it on the side of the road, you might expect to never see the robot again. A professor and colleagues from Canada built just such a robot, called it hitchBOT, and dumped it on the side of the road near the Halifax airport.

hitchbot

It didn’t take long before the bot was picked up and it has been traveling across Canada since July 27. As it travels, the bot tweets and Instagrams its whereabouts, takes pictures, and talks with the people who pick it up. Apparently, the robot can access all sorts of facts about the local area where it is.

hitchbot_4

hitchbot_3

hitchbot_2

hitchbot_1

So far, it has cruised with summer vacationers, hung out with a rock band, and crashed a wedding. During the wedding while the groom was giving a thank you speech to the people who attended, the robot apparently spoke up and said, “I like to make friends.” The bot will end its trek next week at the Victoria Open Space Gallery.

[via The Star]



How to Make a Tricycle

How to Make a Tricycle

Geeki Tikis Plastic Tumblers

Geeki Tikis Plastic Tumblers

Building an Infinity Cube Table

Building an Infinity Cube Table

Genesis G70 Shooting Brake is a Sweet European Exclusive

Genesis G70 Shooting Brake is a Sweet European Exclusive

2022 Porsche 718 Cayman and Boxster Get New Colors… and a Price Increase

2022 Porsche 718 Cayman and Boxster Get New Colors… and a Price Increase

Ford Explorer Timberline is the Most Capable Explorer Yet

Ford Explorer Timberline is the Most Capable Explorer Yet

Advertisement