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Upcoming Military Robot Could Feed on Dead Bodies

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It could be a combination of 19th-century mechanics, 21st-century technology — and a 20th-century horror movie. 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....

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Comment by Jet Lacey
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I present to you, humbly, "Monty Python and the Holy Grail for the 21st century":


Cart Master:  Bring out your dead! Bring out your dead!


Customer: Here's one -- ninepence

Dead Person:  I'm not dead!

Military Robot:  Nom, nom, nom, nom.

Customer:  You're fooling yourself; you'll be stone dead in a moment.

Dead Person:  With this robot gnawin' on me intestines, I guess I will.  Son, just know that I never liked you; you're a complete wanker.