On July 17, 2015, hitchBOT shined its wellies to hitchhike across the USA. hitchBOT’s journey started at the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) in Salem, Massachusetts and it had hoped to make it to the Exploratorium in San Francisco, California. During the two weeks that hitchBOT was on the road, it managed to cross two items off its hitchhiking bucket list list with the help of friendly strangers.
Though hitchBOT’s trip ended abruptly on August 1, 2015, its love for humans will never fade. hitchBOT’s family is asking everyone to show their love by sharing circuit-warming stories about the hitchhiking robot. Stay tuned about hitchBOT’s future plans by connecting with it on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Storify.