It's name is HitchBOT, and it is spending it's days not plotting your demise, but hitchhiking around Canada.
|You should be ashamed if something that looks like this kills you.|
HitchBOT was created by researchers David Smith and Frauke Zeller who are studying the relationship between people and technology. The bucket-bodied creature is set to reach is final destination Sunday in Victoria, British Columbia.
It's probably already been to more locales than you have this summer, traveling around the massive expanse that is Canada, stopping for photo ops along the way.
Victoria bound pic.twitter.com/WUnfSDX0kJ
— Colin lee Kruger (@colinleekruger) August 17, 2014
Checking out the Yurts pic.twitter.com/bwFFbZlQhr
— Colin lee Kruger (@colinleekruger) August 16, 2014
Don't take my word for it though, let ol' Hitchy explain himself
hitchBOT from hitchBOT on Vimeo.
So if you find yourself in Canada any time soon, and see a rubber gloved thumb extended on the side of the road, maybe pull over. Well, as long as the thumb belongs to a robot.