This is a hitchhiking robot. Hmmmm.
It was develop by David Harris Smith who had hitchhiked across Canada himself 3 times (so he knows how to use that thumb!) and Frauke Zeller.
According to wikipedia, Smith and Zeller had “designed the robot to learn about how people interact with technology and ask the question, ‘Can robots trust human beings?'” The robot was not able to walk – it completed its “hitchhiking” journeys by “asking” to be carried by those who picked it up. The robot was able to carry on basic conversation and talk about facts, and was designed to be a robotic traveling companion while in the vehicle of the driver who picked it up. As a social experiment, it was also given social media accounts on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Did i make it? See below.