Anne Saulnier and her husband Brian look over the anthropomorphic robot named hitchBOT on Highway 102 near Halifax

Why Canadian baby boomers gave up on hitchhiking

Peter Shawn Taylor explains the rise and fall of the golden—and federally funded—age of hitchhiking

What it feels like to pick up Hitchbot the hitchhiker

Would you stop and offer HitchBOT a ride? The Canadian hitchhiking robot, who car-hopped all the way from Halifax to Victoria during the summer of 2014, makes for one quirky passenger. This is what it’s like to pick up HitchBOT.