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Hitchhiking robot is halfway across Canada


As far as hitchhikers go, this one looks harmless enough. He or she — it’s hard to tell — is short and friendly, if a little fashion-challenged.
Get him talking, however, and he won’t shut up.
Meet hitchBOT, a talking, tweeting, bucket-bodied Canadian robot that’s hitchhiking west from Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Victoria, British Columbia — a journey of nearly 4,000 miles. The robot employs artificial intelligence, speech recognition, social media and other tools to bum rides from motorists.

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