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On a journey across the US, hitchhiking robot enjoys a prolonged stay in Massachusetts first

  • As pre-game activity begins, hitchBOT rests on the wall along the first base line before a baseball game at Fenway Park between the Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers in Boston, Friday, July 24, 2015. The robot's hitchhiking journey across the United States took a detour to Fenway. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    As pre-game activity begins, hitchBOT rests on the wall along the first base line before a baseball game at Fenway Park between the Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers in Boston, Friday, July 24, 2015. The robot's hitchhiking journey across the United States took a detour to Fenway. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)  (The Associated Press)

  • A couple embrace as Dan Winske wheels hitchBOT through the stands before a baseball game at Fenway Park between the Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigerson Friday, July 24, 2015, in Boston. The robot's hitchhiking journey across the United States took a detour to Fenway. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    A couple embrace as Dan Winske wheels hitchBOT through the stands before a baseball game at Fenway Park between the Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigerson Friday, July 24, 2015, in Boston. The robot's hitchhiking journey across the United States took a detour to Fenway. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)  (The Associated Press)

  • Food service worker Chris Corsi poses with hitchBOT before a baseball game at Fenway Park between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers on Friday, July 24, 2015, in Boston. The robot's hitchhiking journey across the United States. took a detour to Fenway. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Food service worker Chris Corsi poses with hitchBOT before a baseball game at Fenway Park between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers on Friday, July 24, 2015, in Boston. The robot's hitchhiking journey across the United States. took a detour to Fenway. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)  (The Associated Press)

A robot's hitchhiking journey across the U.S. is off to a slow start.

The robot named hitchBOT caught its first ride in Marblehead, Massachusetts, last week, bound for San Francisco, but it still hasn't left the state.

Instead, it has bounced around the Boston area and was briefly taken to sea. On Friday, the humanoid robot is expected to attend a Red Sox game.

The robot is immobile and relies on strangers to transport it from place to place. It's the creation of two researchers in Canada who wanted to study how people interact with robots. The robot documents its travels on social media.

Previously hitchBOT took 26 days to travel across Canada. Its creators said it had a slow start there, too, but then quickly zipped across the country.