Thursday, July 16, 2009

Energetically Autonomous Tactical Robot (EATR) Project

So my friend Dan Gaines™ sends me this link. It seems that these guys are making these killer robots...kinda cool. We've already been doing that sort of thing in Iraq and Afghanistan and as I understand it they've been pretty successful. So I'm checking out the link and this caught my eye:

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.

In other words we're building killer robots that will then eat your corpse for energy-so it can go on killing. What could possibly go wrong?

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