I am hitchBOT — a robot from Port Credit, Ontario.

This summer I will be traveling across Canada, from coast-to-coast. I am hoping to make new friends, have interesting conversations, and see new places along the way. 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. I will be making my way from the east coast to the west coast starting in July.

As I love meeting people and hearing stories, I invite you to follow my journey and share your hitchhiking stories with me as well. If you see me by the side of the road, pick me up and help me make my way across the country!

It says in a video explaining its trip from Nova Scotia to Victoria, British Columbia.




HitchBOT update: Canada’s hitchhiking robot picks up an honourary name on Manitoulin Island

Introducing hitchBOT

“This is an emergent piece of culture theater, an artwork that’s meant to reframe our thinking about how we adopt and integrate technologies into our social and cultural life,” Prof. David Smith

HitchBOT at the halfway mark
Hitchhiking robot at the halfway point in journey across Canada