Please create an account to participate in the Slashdot moderation system

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror

Slashdot videos: Now with more Slashdot!

  • View

  • Discuss

  • Share

We've improved Slashdot's video section; now you can view our video interviews, product close-ups and site visits with all the usual Slashdot options to comment, share, etc. No more walled garden! It's a work in progress -- we hope you'll check it out (Learn more about the recent updates).

×
Robotics

+ - Carnivorous Robots Feed On Flesh-> 1

Submitted by Stopmotioncleaverman
Stopmotioncleaverman (628352) writes "New scientist is reporting on a new robot, developed by James Auger at London's Royal College of Art, which has the ability to feast on flesh for a source of power. Flies and mice are lured in and digested by an internal microbial fuel cell, which provides power for the robot. Currently, they still rely on mains power, but with larger fuel cells they could potentially run as standalone, carnivorous units. One wonders whether, should they be able to actively seek such pests in the future rather than rely on them coming to it, would they be eyeing up their own creators?"
Link to Original Source
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Carnivorous Robots Feed On Flesh

Comments Filter:
  • I do remember reading about robots that digest flies. I use spiders for that purpose, but robots would do too, and would hopefully make fewer webs.

Take your work seriously but never take yourself seriously; and do not take what happens either to yourself or your work seriously. -- Booth Tarkington

Working...