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Canada's hitchBOT travels 4,000 miles to test human-robot bonds
Canada's hitchBOT travels 4,000 miles to test human-robot bonds

The offspring of a marriage between art and science, Canada's hitchhiking robot has won thousands of thumbs-ups as it tweeted its adventures across 4,000 miles of North America over the last three weeks. The preschooler-sized contraption made of a cylindrical beer cooler, an inverted cake keeper, rubber gloves and blue foam tubing has kept tens of thousands of followers on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram abreast of its adventures since leaving Halifax, Nova Scotia, on July 26. HitchBOT wrapped up the cross-continental journey Monday with a visit to Victoria's Empress Hotel for afternoon tea, ahead of its ultimate destination at the Open Space artists' center in the British...

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