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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

It's NOT a Cannibal, It's an Anthropophagite: Robot Could Eat Soylent Green

A Maryland company under contract to the Pentagon is working on a steam-powered robot that would fuel itself by gobbling up whatever organic material it can find — grass, wood, old furniture, even dead bodies.

Robotic Technology Inc.'s Energetically Autonomous Tactical Robot — that's right, "EATR" — "can find, ingest, and extract energy from biomass in the environment (and other organically-based energy sources), as well as use conventional and alternative fuels (such as gasoline, heavy fuel, kerosene, diesel, propane, coal, cooking oil, and solar) when suitable," reads the company's Web site.

link: Upcoming Military Robot Could Feed on Dead Bodies - Science News | Science & Technology | Technology News -


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