Friday, July 17, 2009

Darpa's Self-Feeding Sentry Robot Is Not A Man-Eater, Company Protests

EATR Robot: Don't let that chainsaw fool you. The EATR robot is being designed for a strictly vegetarian diet. Robotic Technology Inc.


"We completely understand the public's concern about futuristic robots feeding on the human population, but that is not our mission," says CEO.

There hasn't been such a scare over the future of green since Soylent Green. But a DARPA-funded robot that forages for biomass will only consume plant matter, as opposed to dead bodies or wayward pets, its creators assure us.

The makers of the Energetically Autonomous Tactical Robot (EATR) have issued a statement saying that "this robot is strictly vegetarian," after news outlets ranging from Fox News to CNET pounced on the flesh-eating potential of the bot.

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