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Roll out the stroopwafels: hitchBOT is heading to the Netherlands

Canada’s first hitchhiking robot, hitchBOT, will be shining its wellies and packing a suitcase for a three-week vacation in the Twente region of the Netherlands in June. During its holiday, hitchBOT will be introduced to some of Twente’s most notable arts and culture locations, including the Roombeek area in Enschede, the art villages Diepenheim and Ootmarsum and Twickel Castle. Following a busy year of hitchhiking and generous invitations to participate in events locally and abroad, hitchBOT is eager for a little vacation in Europe. Its co-creators, McMaster Assistant Professor, David Harris-Smith (Department of Communication Studies and Multimedia) and Ryerson researcher Frauke Zeller, are going along for the ride.

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