The hitchBOT story just keeps getting weirder. After getting beheaded in Philly this past weekend, some people thought he’d be lost forever. But that little hitchhiking robot (now headless) has popped up again. This time hitchBOT made an appearance in Brooklyn with director Kevin Smith.
Designed by Canadian researchers, hitchBOT is part art project, part social experiment. Can robots trust humans? Or, perhaps more importantly, can drivers trust hitchBOT?