Rise of the adorable machines
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Theres a robot making its way across Canada right now. Its not very advanced just a Nexus tablet attached to an Arduino, really. Yet its already made its way from Halifax to Toronto in about a week, and stands a good chance of making it to British Columbia before long. Thats because its most powerful feature is its cuteness.
HitchBot was designed by Professors David Harris Smith and Frauke Zeller to see how humans would interact with a robot in an unstructured real-world setting. Zeller…