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Submission + - Carnivorous Robots Feed On Flesh (newscientist.com) 1

Stopmotioncleaverman 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?
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Carnivorous Robots Feed On Flesh

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  • 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.

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