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  1. Hitchhiking Robot Crosses Canada

    A little robot that could has managed to hitchhike 3,728 miles from one side of Canada to the other. HitchBOT reached Canada’s Pacific coast at Victoria Saturday, nearly three weeks after hitting the road in Nova Scotia. Toronto researchers created HitchBOT to explore human-robot trust, leaving the talking bot on the road to fend for itself and rely on the kindness of strangers. While on the road, HitchBOT crashed a wedding in British Columbia, attended an Ontario powwow and danced the Harlem Shake in Saskatchewan.

    BBC

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