In 2014, a plucky robot called Hitchbot took a chance on people and hit the road with one thumb in the air. That’s right, this hitchhiking robot managed to bum a ride from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Victoria, British Columbia in under a month, all thanks to the kindness of strangers. The masterminds behind the project wanted to flip an old idea—a fear—on its head. We’ll let them tell you how Hitchbot hit the road.
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