Follow Slashdot stories on Twitter


Forgot your password?

Submission + - Hitchbot, the hitchhiking robot, bums 1st ride (

bayduv1n writes: It didn't take long for a little robot attempting to hitchhike across the country relying on the kindness of strangers to get its first ride.

The little traveller, about the size of a six-year-old child, was made using pool noodles, an old bucket, Wellington boots, rubber gloves, solar panels and a computerized "brain."

Hitchbot is entirely dependent on human beings for its survival. It's part of a Canadian research project looking into the evolving relationship between people and technology.

This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Hitchbot, the hitchhiking robot, bums 1st ride

Comments Filter:

Feel disillusioned? I've got some great new illusions, right here!