HitchBOT takes a 'botnap' in Toronto during cross-Canada trek

A talking robot hitchhiking its way across Canada is taking a rest in Toronto.

Experiment looks at the interaction between people and technology

HitchBOT home with its 'family' in Ontario. David Harris Smith (right), an assistant professor at Hamilton's McMaster University, first came up with the idea of creating a collaborative art project centred around a hitchhiking robot. (@hitchBOT/Twitter)

A talking robot hitchhiking its way across Canada is taking a rest in Toronto.

HitchBOT left Halifax on July 26 for its 6,000-kilometre journey and is being tracked by Instagram and Twitter posts.

The latest Twitter update has hitchBOT in Toronto, where it is thanking a driver for "dropping me off with my family."

The tweet says the robot is taking a "botnap" before continuing.

HitchBOT has stopped at campgrounds in New Brunswick during its voyage and has attracted several rides from reporters curious about its story.

Voice recognition technology allows hitchBOT to interact with the people it meets along the way.

The robot is the brainchild of a group of Ontario-based communications researchers.

With files from CBC News