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    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.

    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.
    Upcoming Military Robot Could Feed on Dead Bodies - Science News | Science & Technology | Technology News - FOXNews.com

    What are your thoughts on this idea?

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    Rather interesting machinery there. I can see how that could be of some use in a war zone; it doesn't need oil after all. Gaining energy from biomass could be beneficiary to the military, considering that is less money to be spent on gasoline and other energy sources. That extra money could be spent elsewhere, leading to a "better" (well... better funded) army, leading to possibly more victories and possibly winning more wars (real big picture here).

    However, I personally think it sounds like we're getting even closer to "Judgment Day" like in the Terminator movies. : /

    - Asher

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    That's awesome. It sounds like a very useful piece of tech.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harris View Post
    So why can't they make a car like this?
    Because going so would mean the driver either has to tear up someone's lawn, destroy a tree, or kill someone to get to work each morning XD

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    So, a mobile, hyper intelligent robot that can eat your face off? Sounds good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wegs View Post
    Because going so would mean the driver either has to tear up someone's lawn, destroy a tree, or kill someone to get to work each morning XD
    *grabs shot gun* Who's first?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stonemask55 View Post
    *grabs shot gun* Who's first?
    Calm down there killer, lol. But anyways, sounds pretty cool

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    Metal Gear Soild like reality, here we come!

    But really, I don't think such a thing will be used if it is, humanity is just that much more screwed.

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