HITCHBOT'S FIRST DAY HITCHING ACROSS THE USA

Photos from Hitchbot’s Instagram gallery of it’s first day hitchiking across America (Courtesy http://m.hitchbot.me/gallery/)

(BOSTON) JULY 17 – AN ENGLISH-SPEAKING ROBOT FRIDAY SET OUT FROM MARBLEHEAD MASSACHUSETTS SEEKING INTERESTING CONVERSATION AND NEW FRIENDS. YES, ALL BY ITSELF.
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HITCHBOT IS THE SIZE OF A SIX YEAR OLD. IT’S GOT A BUCKET FRAME, GARDEN GLOVES, AND YELLOW RAIN BOOTS. IF YOU MISS IT ON ITS TRIP TO SAN FRANCISCO FOLLOW IT ON TWITTER AND FACEBOOK. IT’S GOT A G-P-S SO IT CAN REPORT WHERE IT IS. JUST SEARCH FOR HITCHBOT.
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HITCHBOT IS A ROBOT THAT WAS CREATED IN ONTARIO AND LEFT IN MARBLEHEAD, MASS FRIDAY WITH A BUCKET LIST, A GPS, A CAMERA AND THE ABILITY TO CONVERSE IN ENGLISH. IT’S HOPE IS TO DEVELOP TRUST AND FRIENDS ACROSS AMERICA ON ITS WAY TO SAN FRANCISCO. IT TRAVELED GERMANY AND HOLLAND THIS YEAR AND ACROSS CANADA LAST YEAR. IT CAN BE FOLLOWED ON SOCIAL MEDIA.

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HITCHBOT CO-CREATOR DAVID HARRIS SMITH SAYS HE’S HEADED BACK TO CANADA SATURDAY AND ALONG WITH THE HITCHBOT’S OTHER CO-CREATOR. THEY WILL JUST SIT AND WATCH TO SEE HOW THE ROBOT’S ADVENTURES HITCH HIKING ACROSS AMERICA TURN OUT.

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MY FULL CONVERSATION WITH HITCHBOT CO-CREATOR PROF. DAVID HARRIS SMITH, HERE: