US Military Robot Could Eat Dead Bodies

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  1. bhramos

    bhramos Elite Member Elite Member

    Mar 21, 2009
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    US Military Robot Could Eat Dead Bodies

    A steam-powered robot is being designed to fuel itself by consuming organic material, from grass to furniture or even dead bodies, Fox News reports.

    But c'mon, could the U.S. military really deploy something to do that without a global outcry? The 'bot, from Robotic Technology Inc., is called the Energetically Autonomous Tactical Robot (EATR). It can "find, ingest, and extract energy from biomass."

    According to the company's web site, the purpose of EATR:

    "To develop and demonstrate an autonomous robotic platform able to perform long-range, long-endurance missions without the need for manual or conventional re-fueling, which would otherwise preclude the ability of the robot to perform such missions. The system obtains its energy by foraging – engaging in biologically-inspired, organism-like, energy-harvesting behavior which is the equivalent of eating. It 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."

    About 150 pounds of vegetation could provide energy to drive 100 miles, the company says.

    The research is sponsored by DARPA.

    strange man

    so US will defenatly Make Terminator type Robat in Future!!!!!
  3. Antimony

    Antimony Regular Member

    Mar 30, 2009
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    I hope the the "biomass" is an actual carcass and not just a wounded grunt

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