I’m all for technological advances. The sooner I can get a Rosie the robot to clean my house the better. But the Pentagon has gone too far this time. They’ve commissioned a Maryland based technology group to create a steam powered robot that can fuel itself by eating up different organic material. Grass, wood, oil and even human bodies are all on the menu. That’s right folks, corpse eating robots.
Robotic Technology Inc.'s is calling the project "Energetically Autonomous Tactical Robot" or "EATR" for short. Get it? According to their website the little bugger “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".
They go on to explain that these robots could survive on their own for months and possibly years in the wild. Living off of plants and dead animals among other things. Once they start reproducing on their own I’m locking myself in my house. My neighborhood has enough problems with stray cats without having to worry about free roaming people-eating robots.
What’s the point of something like this? Well apparently the Pentagon has ideas for ambulances, transport vehicles and a slew of other things that could all run off of this technology. So next time you’re being rushed to the hospital and you hear the driver say “oh we’re running low on gas”... be afraid, be very afraid.