The Hitchhiking Robot

Canada's hitchhiking robot, parasite tintypes, Patagonia's weed wetsuit and more in our weekly look at the web

Here’s one hitchhiker we can safely endorse picking up. The hitchBOT is part of a Canadian university’s research project examining the changing relationship between humans and technology. Equipped with 3G and GPS, the wandering solar-powered bot is making its way across Canada entirely by voluntary pick-ups. Follow the journey on social media where hitchBOT can be seen in selfies with new highway buddies.