hitchBOT the robot is trying to travel across Canada this summer, the problem is that he can talk but can’t walk, so is having to hitchhike. You can track his journey from his Facebook page or visit his website.
The following is taken from his website: “Hi there! I am hitchBOT — a robot from Port Credit, Ontario. I am travelling from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Victoria, British Columbia this summer. As you may have guessed, robots cannot get driver’s licences yet, so I’ll be hitchhiking my entire way. I have been planning my trip with the help of my big family of researchers in Toronto, and I am excited to make new friends, have interesting conversations, and see new places along the way.”