Jul 14 2009Great: EATR Robot Feeds On Dead Bodies

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Well we've already seen robots that can feed on organic matter, and now, an even scarier one. Wait, does that say chainsaw?

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.


That "biomass" and "other organically-based energy sources" wouldn't necessarily be limited to plant material -- animal and human corpses contain plenty of energy, and they'd be plentiful in a war zone.

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHH! I'm okay, I'm okay. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! No I'm not. Hold me. Lower. Little lower. Lower. What?! THIS COULD BE OUR LAST NIGHT ALIVE!

Upcoming Military Robot Could Feed on Dead Bodies [foxnews]

Thanks to everyone who sent this in. No, really, thanks -- I hate sleeping. WITH YOUR SISTER! (snores)

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SOYLENT GREEN IS PEOPLE!!!!!

Creeptastic and bleh - all at the same time!

Like I said, I'm stocking up on EMP generators and LOTS of ammo....

okay, GFS, tell how this robot is going to make your life better...

Who doesn't feed on dead bodies

@4

I hate my neighbors. FEED THEM TO THE EATR! Also, if the GW is going to be using the Fauxnews for a source, he might as well start using Weekly World News. They are both just as credible.

@5 I dont... I feed on live bodies and give the leftovers to my wife

She's a lucky woman Timbo, the leftovers are delicious

It looks like the plan was done with paint...

don't kills him, hes my son

That's not fair. How come WE can't eat METAL?

let them "eat" what they want, as long as they save the twat for me.

@Freddy K

Have you reached you twat quota for the day? just curious...

that robot is freakin awsome

@14

Johnny, do you play baseball?

@14

Tell me, does your mother still hang out at dockside bars?

I drew a machine on a piece of paper too. I call it the gold-o-matic.

It looks like a ray gun, when you point it at something, it turns it to gold.

Then you just send for your free secure gold kit, send your new found gold, and in four to six weeks a check appears in the mail. Its fast, easy, and insured!

I'd like to know the science behind this. If it can really turn "biomass" into energy, I'd like to hook up it's fuel tank to my toilet and it's electrical output to my fridge. I'll call it "Shumway's Only Way Crapperfridge." It's sustainable living at it's most basic.

@16

OMG!!! ANOTHER GREAT G.I. JOE REFERENCE!!! MY DAY IS COMPLETE!!!

(coming robopocalypse)

Is the Ramp for "PacBots" exit only?

How many can you Pac in there?

@ STOMPY - Can you ever have too much twat?

this reminds me of...what, wtf, ramp for packbots?! ramp!?! at very least call it a docking port or rear entrance.

also, not satisfied with just making robots that eat life, they have to make a swarm of "packbots" to lead the charge and perform unspeakable acts on the populace they intend to eat?!!?! these people are like the hitler i met on fire island!!

Come on fellow meatbags, don't you think he gets enough hate *beboop* I say we all show we care by giving him a bug hug

I don't see what the big deal is.

@ GFS

To be fair, ALL TV news is a bunch of bull. Thats why I use my imagination to create the news that I spout to all my friends........if I had any. Still, I guess this robot does save time and costs on burying dead soldiers.

This may be good for ridding of those pesky zombies...and like some folks say other pesky organic beings.

Robotic Technology, Inc.' EATR project is being funded by DARPA.

They have a friendly powerpoint presentation about the project on their website:
http://www.robotictechnologyinc.com/index.php/EATR

Oh dear... Who could be wacko enough to make a robot that eats people? It would have to have a sensor or something so that it doesn't confuse dead bodies with living ones.... We always knew it was coming.

Cool! Now all we need is a robot that can power itself by crushing my hopes and dreams for a better future.

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