Summer is the time for vacations, rest and adventure. So decided the researchers from Ontario, who sent the HitchBot robot on a hitchhiking trip to the United States. The robot began its journey on July 17 from Boston and it is necessary for him to complete 16 tasks, for example, \Also, the researchers set a goal to study the reaction of people to an unusual hitchhiker. As one of the authors of the project, Dr. Frauke Zeller, noted that usually people ask themselves whether robots can be trusted. The question immediately sounds different: can a robot trust people. HitchBot looks like a large vacuum cleaner with handles and legs about 90 cm high and 11 kg in weight. Instead of eyes, video cameras were used that take pictures every 20 minutes, and as a voice apparatus – a speech synthesizer and Cleverscript program, which allows the robot to tell something or to maintain a conversation with the driver at the simplest level. So that HitchBot is not lost, a GPS transmitter is built into it. Before traveling to the USA, the robot had already visited his native Canada, Germany and the Netherlands.