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No batteries needed! Future robots may run on urine
Computer World ^ | 11/8/2013 | Sharon Gaudin

Posted on 11/10/2013 6:37:18 PM PST by markomalley

Scientists have found a way to power future robots using an unusual source -- urine.

Researchers at the University of the West of England, Bristol and the University of Bristol worked together to build a system that will enable robots to function without batteries or being plugged into an electrical outlet.

Based on the functioning of the human heart, the system is designed to pump urine into the robot's "engine room," converting the waste into electricity and enabling the robot to function completely on its own.

Scientists are hoping the system, which can hold 24.5 ml of urine, could be used to power future generations of robots, or what they're calling EcoBots.

"In the city environment, they could re-charge using urine from urinals in public lavatories," said Peter Walters, a researcher with the University of the West of England. "In rural environments, liquid waste effluent could be collected from farms."

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1 posted on 11/10/2013 6:37:18 PM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Pissbots!


2 posted on 11/10/2013 6:41:41 PM PST by right way right (What's it gonna take? (guillotines?))
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To: markomalley
Based on the functioning of the human heart, the system is designed to pump urine

OK. Someone didn't fully understand their bio homework.

3 posted on 11/10/2013 6:41:53 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: markomalley

Piss on Robots.


4 posted on 11/10/2013 6:42:03 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: markomalley

great, now we will have to fight robots for the bathroom


5 posted on 11/10/2013 6:44:35 PM PST by D Rider
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To: right way right

what if you want to take a dump on the robot?


6 posted on 11/10/2013 6:45:10 PM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: max americana

How does one really know that 0bama is not an alien robot?


7 posted on 11/10/2013 6:47:23 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: right way right

You beat me to it.


8 posted on 11/10/2013 6:48:20 PM PST by vladimir998
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To: markomalley

Has Bender2 seen this?


9 posted on 11/10/2013 6:49:42 PM PST by Empireoftheatom48 (God help the Republic but will he?)
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To: right way right

Great. Skynet will run on pee.


10 posted on 11/10/2013 6:49:45 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: markomalley

Is it actually deriving power from the urine, or just using it as an electrolyte?


11 posted on 11/10/2013 6:50:21 PM PST by Husker24
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To: Bender2

tinkle pinkle


12 posted on 11/10/2013 6:50:25 PM PST by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: Paladin2

because he runs on piss?


13 posted on 11/10/2013 6:51:26 PM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: max americana

Sh##bots.
Yep that will be next.


14 posted on 11/10/2013 6:51:29 PM PST by right way right (What's it gonna take? (guillotines?))
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To: markomalley

Wow! What will they think of next?

Unfortunately the EPA will never allow them in the US. They give off CO2.


15 posted on 11/10/2013 6:51:39 PM PST by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it?)
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To: null and void

16 posted on 11/10/2013 6:51:55 PM PST by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: markomalley

Good reason to drink more beer.


17 posted on 11/10/2013 6:55:22 PM PST by bramps (Mark Levin: Would Christie, McConnell, and Boehner repeal obamacare? Not a chance!)
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To: markomalley; al baby; Allegra; BufordP; EveningStar; JRios1968; Lazamataz; martin_fierro; ...

What will they think of next?

Come to think of it, I don’t want to know.

DANG!


18 posted on 11/10/2013 6:56:46 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (...)
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To: markomalley

This really pisses them off.


19 posted on 11/10/2013 6:59:42 PM PST by Conspiracy Guy (On the evening of 10/16/13, the ailing republican party breathed its last breath.)
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To: markomalley

.....introducing the all new 2014 Chevy Squirt


20 posted on 11/10/2013 7:04:22 PM PST by snappahead (if your gonna be dumb, you better be tough.)
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To: bramps

Hahahah....right!

Did George Jetson’s robot maid Rosie run on his pee?


21 posted on 11/10/2013 7:05:55 PM PST by citizen (There is always free government cheese in the mouse trap.....https://twitter.com/kracker0)
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To: markomalley; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ..

The problem of course is, after a certain age, most urine is generated between about 1 am and 6.


22 posted on 11/10/2013 7:07:31 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: markomalley

“”In rural environments, liquid waste effluent could be collected from farms.””

Put a collector on Ted Kennedy’s grave. You could run a robot army.


23 posted on 11/10/2013 7:11:45 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (This is not just stupid, we're talking Democrat stupid here.)
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To: markomalley

Urine-powered batteries. How long has this idea been around, looking for a viable application?

We were talking about this for LRRP units before I retired in ‘96.


24 posted on 11/10/2013 7:17:11 PM PST by HiJinx (Bambi is Safe for Another Year.)
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To: citizen

Or there could’ve been a lower hole for ‘his boy Elroy’ or ‘Jane his wife’. Even Astro could’ve been contributing. ( we’re deeply disturbed, btw)


25 posted on 11/10/2013 7:18:05 PM PST by bramps (Mark Levin: Would Christie, McConnell, and Boehner repeal obamacare? Not a chance!)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

Wait ‘til Hanoi Jane goes...the piss on her grave will fuel the world.


26 posted on 11/10/2013 7:20:05 PM PST by JouleZ (You are the company you keep.)
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To: markomalley

Full a piss an’ vinegar


27 posted on 11/10/2013 7:28:01 PM PST by Kennard
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To: markomalley

Kids will be in their glory with their little cars and helis


28 posted on 11/10/2013 7:42:59 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Kennard

The EPA will mandate that we preserve “yellow snow”.


29 posted on 11/10/2013 7:44:14 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

What will they think of next?

***

Something to mask the fragrance of urine, hopefully.


30 posted on 11/10/2013 7:49:55 PM PST by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless Americad)
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To: markomalley

“24.5 ml of urine” - oh man the army that I could command on a given day...


31 posted on 11/10/2013 7:51:17 PM PST by reed13k (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothings)
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To: markomalley

Who woulda thought that robots would become political.

“Look, a Democrat robot - piss on her!”

Damn, she’s running for President again!


32 posted on 11/10/2013 8:17:17 PM PST by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: markomalley

As much debt as the US is accumulating, much of the population still won’t have a bot to piss in.


33 posted on 11/10/2013 8:40:09 PM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: right way right

p-bots.


34 posted on 11/10/2013 9:17:45 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Empireoftheatom48; Bender

Or that other guy, the reason FR also has a bender2...

Never too late.


35 posted on 11/11/2013 5:28:53 AM PST by BrandtMichaels
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