Hitchbot, the hitchhiking robot, won't be arriving in San Francisco as planned at the end of its cross-country journey. The machine was vandalized and destroyed in Philadelphia just a couple weeks after beginning the trip.
There was a time when people actually thought it was safe to pick up hitchhikers and would totally give them a lift without a second thought. These days, possibly due to horror movies like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Hitcher, thumbing a ride is painted as a prime way to get yourself killed. However, a robot doesn't have to worry about such a violent fate. The Hitchbot in Canada recently completed its month-long journey hitching from Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Victoria, British Columbia tra