Meet HitchBOT, the Robot Hitchhiking Across Canada (VIDEO)
08/12/2014 AT 03:15 PM EDT
HitchBOT is a talking robot with a yen for trivia, and it's making its way across Canada right now via the kindness of strangers.
Having started on July 27, the little guy – who is wearing just the most adorable pair of Wellington boots – is Tweeting his way from Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Victoria, British Columbia, a journey of just over 3,800 miles.
"We expect hitchBOT to be charming and trustworthy enough in its conversation to secure rides through Canada," Zeller added, describing the robot as "part science experiment, part art project."