Great, now robots are hitching...

HitchBOT has been thrust upon an unsuspecting world. The Canadian created robot successfully hitched across Canada last year. Now its goal is to get to California. Last Friday hitchBOT began its journey in Boston.

hitchBOT has a GPS, camera and software that allows it to have conversations with the people giving it rides. However, the robot can't move. It souly relies on people to pick it up and take it to where it needs to go. Its ultimate destination is the Exploratorium in San Francisco.

You can follow the adventures of hitchBOT on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. You can also follow him at

Have no fear! I did not go swimming or short circuit, I just hitched a boat ride out of Gloucester yesterday. Check out this view! Am I a good photographer, or what? #hitchBOTinUSA

Posted by hitchBOT on Sunday, July 19, 2015

At last check he's still in Massachusetts, and even went for a boat ride!