As part of their “Frontiers” series Youtube channel Great Big Story recently documented the the 2014 story of Hitchbot the Hitchhiking Robot. They’re dedicated to the untold, overlooked & flat-out amazing tales of wonder, in their own words “Humans are capable of incredible things & we’re here to tell their stories.”.
In 2014, a shoddily constructed robot took a chance and hit the road with one thumb in the air. The little guy managed to bum a ride from Nova Scotia to Victoria, British Columbia, all the way across Canada in under a month, with thanks to the kindness of strangers. The people behind the project wanted to flip an age old tradition — a commonly held social fear — on its head.
Check out the video below and for more stories like Hitchbot head to their YOUTUBE CHANNEL