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  1. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    03 Aug '14 02:50
    http://www.hitchbot.me/

    Assembled from parts around the house or hardware store the idea is to see if robots can trust people, it hitches rides all the way across Canada.
  2. Subscriber Kewpie
    since 1-Feb-07
    03 Aug '14 07:38
    That should produce some interesting psychological reactions. I read some of the comments and didn't find any really negative ones.
  3. 03 Aug '14 07:52
    Interesting!
  4. Subscriber Kewpie
    since 1-Feb-07
    03 Aug '14 22:28
    They've used one obvious bit of psychology - making it child-size, so people naturally want to protect it rather than fight it.
  5. 04 Aug '14 03:20
    Would that qualify one for driving in the high-occupancy lane of the freeway?
  6. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    06 Aug '14 00:13
    Originally posted by Paul Dirac II
    Would that qualify one for driving in the high-occupancy lane of the freeway?
    They make blow up dummies already just for that purpose. A lot cheaper also. And it doesn't have to be charged up every day.