hitchBOT is a robot from Port Credit, Ontario.
During the summer of 2014, hitchBOT hitchhiked across Canada from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Victoria, British Columbia. In just 26 days it hitched a total of 19 rides and travelled over 10,000 kilometres. hitchBOT’s adventure continued in 2015 as it visited Germany to explore cities like Munich, Cologne, Berlin, and Hamburg. hitchBOT also took a vacation in the Netherlands to see some of Twente’s most notable arts and culture locations.
In 2015, a new hitchBOT was created by the team for an American adventure. hitchBOT’s journey started on July 17 in Salem, Massachusetts and it had hoped to make it to San Francisco, California. During the two weeks that hitchBOT was on the road, it managed to cross two items from its hitchhiking bucket list with the help of friendly strangers. hitchBOT’s journey ended abruptly on August 1, 2015 in Philadelphia.
On December 15th, hitchBOT’s family announced that the original Canadian robot would become part of the permanent collection of the Canadian Science and Technology Museum when it re-opens in November 2017. Frauke, David and the hitchBOT team have been hard at work with other exciting projects and are looking into new possibilities for hitchhiking opportunities and robot adventures. Stay tuned for the hitchBOT project’s future plans, which will be shared on this website.
Press Release December 15, 2015 |Canadian hitchBOT to Find Permanent Home at Canada Science and Technology Museum.
– hitchBOT’s family