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07/16/2009 09:53 PM ID: 79669 Permalink   

EATR: Pentagon's New Robot


The Energetically Autonomous Tactical Robot (EATR) will consume biomass for energy consumption. Robotic Technology Inc., based in Maryland, has developed this robot to survive without refueling and servicing for years.

The engine powering the EATR is called the Waste Heat Engine. This engine acts a lot like a steam-powered engine in that it burns fuel and causes water to cycle through and generate electricity.

The various applications of the robot include, but definitely are not limited to: ambulances, offensive vehicles, communications, and recon. The Pentagon is researching the various applications that can be used on this robot's platform.

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  It is..  
The Lexx.
  by: Pyronius     07/16/2009 10:08 PM     
  Reminds me of  
Reminds me of this slug eating robot:
  by: Ec5618   07/16/2009 10:27 PM     
  it also  
eats humans and animals... dead or alive
  by: nimira     07/16/2009 10:43 PM     
  Back to the Future?  
Early concept of Mr. Fusion?
  by: doogrin   07/17/2009 02:20 AM     
  other thread was deleted... my response (repost)  
sounds like a plan...

graveyards are a waste of space (so are golf courses, but the people there are only half thousands of people die every day might as well generate energy now rather than wait a few million years to extract the fossil fuel.

quick build a corpse eatting power plant we have a HUGE surplus of dead bodies in store... and thats just OUR dead bodies, what about the dead bodies of all other animal life that can power it also... dead bodies are one powere source that we'll never run out of... infact there only one other use for the dead humans/animals and plant life; fertilizer.

its an energy source in nature, so why not in robots?
  by: HAVOC666     07/17/2009 02:42 AM     
  tAKE THat  
  by: Mannyishere     07/17/2009 05:02 AM     
  by: VermiciousG     07/17/2009 07:09 AM     
  imagine losing one of those in a rain forest.  
The agricultural/ecological destruction that could do. What made them build something like that when you got solar power?
  by: redstain   07/17/2009 12:52 PM     
Havent you ever dreamed about creating a flesh eating robot! Geeze am I the only one who has mad-scientist type of thoughts in this forum?
  by: slavefortheman     07/17/2009 02:09 PM     
  Skynet begins...  
The T1 is on the prowl.
  by: valkyrie123     07/17/2009 05:05 PM     
  Lets hope they don't..  
make them self replicate.

With all the energy & money spent on this I could see them otherwise using all of it to strengthen relations. Its like living with a family who can't get a long with each other so you decide to spend your time creating a robite instead. Such wise decisions.
  by: Vhan     07/18/2009 12:03 AM     
  It's a  
god damn perpetual motion machine. Thank you so much, Pentagon.
  by: H. W. Hutchins   07/18/2009 10:45 AM     
  this robot sounds like  
The ones found in Screamers(1995),just less advanced and with no bladed weapons.. so far. Terminator is on the way.

  by: Korzen   07/21/2009 10:21 PM     
  teh robotz!  
It will EATR ur f4ce off!
  by: djskagnetti     07/23/2009 10:03 AM     
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