For the record

So, the U.S. military’s “corpse-eating robots” I blogged about in passing on Sunday (Weekend Reading) have turned out to be more like lawnmowers, as my colleague Le Templar described them earlier today. He pointed out this article, which reveals the Energetically Autonomous Tactical Robots — or EATRs — to be “vegetarians” that run on leaves, grass and other non-animal organic matter.

The U.K.’s Daily Telegraph quoted Harry Schoell, CEO of Cyclone Power Technologies:

“We completely understand the public’s concern about futuristic robots feeding on the human population, but that is not our mission.”


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Scott Kirchhofer

One of Nerdvana's founding bloggers, Scott Kirchhofer is a graphic artist and designer of the Nerdvana logo, as well as a gamer and comic book movie fan.