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Upcoming Military Robot Could Feed on Dead Bodies
Fox News ^ | 7/14/09

Posted on 07/14/2009 2:06:06 PM PDT by Kartographer

Robotic Technology Inc.

EATR robots roam a barren landscape as an unmanned drone flies overhead in an artist's rendering. EATR robots roam a barren landscape as an unmanned drone flies overhead in an artist's rendering. It could be a combination of 19th-century mechanics, 21st-century technology — and a 20th-century horror movie.

A Maryland company under contract to the Pentagon is working on a steam-powered robot that would fuel itself by gobbling up whatever organic material it can find — grass, wood, old furniture, even dead bodies.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: bodies; military; militaryrobots; robot; soylentgreen
I still have chills running up and down my spine from reading this!
1 posted on 07/14/2009 2:06:07 PM PDT by Kartographer
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To: Kartographer

Outstanding. I propose we call it the Zombie.


2 posted on 07/14/2009 2:08:08 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Kartographer

Just wait until Sky-Net is activated.


3 posted on 07/14/2009 2:08:36 PM PDT by usurper (Spelling or grammatical errors in this post can be attributed to the LA City School System)
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To: Kartographer

So it runs on voting liberals?


4 posted on 07/14/2009 2:09:05 PM PDT by RockyMtnMan
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To: Kartographer

5 posted on 07/14/2009 2:09:20 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople
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To: RichInOC
Sounds good, if they ate their own we could call them Democrats!
6 posted on 07/14/2009 2:09:24 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer
...fuel itself by gobbling up whatever organic material it can find — grass, wood, old furniture, even dead bodies.

No thanks...sounds like my relatives that visit over Christmas.

7 posted on 07/14/2009 2:09:29 PM PDT by IrishPennant (RLT = Radical Left Terrorism...feel it????)
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To: Kartographer

The scenario becomes real interesting when they are built and programmed to self replicate using organic matter.


8 posted on 07/14/2009 2:09:40 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Kartographer

Ah, overtones of SOYLENT GREEN — one of my favorite Charlton Heston movies...


9 posted on 07/14/2009 2:10:12 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: Kartographer

Why do the bodies have to be dead? Aren’t live bodies organic enough for it?

Double-chill!


10 posted on 07/14/2009 2:10:21 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Kartographer

11 posted on 07/14/2009 2:10:32 PM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: usurper

Have you ever thought maybe Obama is ‘Sky-Net’?


12 posted on 07/14/2009 2:10:48 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

humans are now batteries for these robots


13 posted on 07/14/2009 2:11:00 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: Kartographer

Can I feed it my teenaged neighbors?


14 posted on 07/14/2009 2:11:19 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Maybe they could build in a safety sensor which would scan for brain activity before it start cutting the bodies up for fuel, that way they be sure to get all the Democrats!


15 posted on 07/14/2009 2:13:58 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

16 posted on 07/14/2009 2:14:27 PM PDT by Bobalu (If life was fair it would be the horse's turn to ride.)
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To: Kartographer
These robots will be deployed outside the biohazard disposal hatch of Obama-care hospitals, hooked up to the local power grid.

Sustainable, eco-friendly energy?

17 posted on 07/14/2009 2:14:27 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Kartographer

And I presume they’ll register them as Democrats?

BTW, tell our guys not to fall asleep in that battlefield.


18 posted on 07/14/2009 2:15:36 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (_Resident of the United States and Kenya's favorite son, Baraaaack Hussein Obamaaaa...)
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To: Kartographer
Have you ever thought maybe Obama is ‘Sky-Net’?

I usually think of him as a cross between Jim Jones and Chavez. Hadn't considered sky net.
19 posted on 07/14/2009 2:15:48 PM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

How about my worthless liberal yankee, loudmouth, arrogant, bitter, aged hippies that live next door?


20 posted on 07/14/2009 2:16:19 PM PDT by wally_bert (My doctor says that I have a malformed public-duty gland and a natural deficiency in moral fibre)
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To: Kartographer
Yeah, but the Fembot versions are kind of hot

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21 posted on 07/14/2009 2:16:47 PM PDT by txroadkill (God bless those who seek freedom in Iran-Let Freedom Ring!)
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To: DoughtyOne
New penalty for falling asleep at your post, no court martial you get rendered and eaten!
22 posted on 07/14/2009 2:17:49 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

There you go...


23 posted on 07/14/2009 2:23:55 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (_Resident of the United States and Kenya's favorite son, Baraaaack Hussein Obamaaaa...)
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To: RockyMtnMan
So it runs on voting liberals?


24 posted on 07/14/2009 2:24:11 PM PDT by Stand Watch Listen
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To: Kartographer

I feel better. If we’re spending money on this, than the economy really IS recovering.


25 posted on 07/14/2009 2:27:28 PM PDT by Wolfie
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To: Kartographer
Terminátor 3. - Kristanna Loken all Pictures, Images and Photos
26 posted on 07/14/2009 2:29:15 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Kartographer

As H.G. Wells’ Invisible Man said, there are some things that man should leave alone.


27 posted on 07/14/2009 2:32:38 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Yes, we disagree - no, we won't shut up - no, we won't quit.)
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To: Kartographer

This is Way Cool.

http://www.cyclonepower.com/works.html


28 posted on 07/14/2009 2:34:26 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: Kartographer

I feel sorry for the company - they say NOTHING about feeding it corpses. That portion was totally added by the reporter.


29 posted on 07/14/2009 2:40:42 PM PDT by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: GOP_Party_Animal
That's modern journalism, you give a reporter 2 and 2 and he can work it into any number he wants!
30 posted on 07/14/2009 2:43:39 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: RichInOC

Outstanding. I propose we call it the Zombie.


That was my thought: Robo-Zombies. It gets the most energy off the Brains....


31 posted on 07/14/2009 2:47:53 PM PDT by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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To: Kartographer

Who says it will wait until the bodies are dead?


32 posted on 07/14/2009 2:48:36 PM PDT by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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To: GOP_Party_Animal

I propose that it starts feeding on reporters.


33 posted on 07/14/2009 3:22:27 PM PDT by RepublitarianRoger2
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To: Kartographer

Warning! Warning! Danger, Will Robinson!


34 posted on 07/14/2009 3:29:19 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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Stupid is as stupid does!

35 posted on 07/14/2009 3:38:05 PM PDT by rocksblues (Sarah and Joe, Real Americans!)
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To: Kartographer

A robot that eats human flesh What could possibly og worng.


36 posted on 07/14/2009 3:38:11 PM PDT by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd: ON)
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To: Kartographer

How does it know the bodies are dead?


37 posted on 07/14/2009 4:20:34 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Kartographer

Remember the Matrix DVD when the robot said to the human after they lost the war?

“Hand me your flesh”.


38 posted on 07/14/2009 4:51:08 PM PDT by max americana
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To: lonevoice

It can get energy from any biomass source including dead human bodies. It can roam, on its own, for years without needing to be serviced. Can’t you just see it wandering into a community and getting its fuel from living people? I think I have seen too many horror movies.


39 posted on 07/14/2009 7:03:13 PM PDT by Pride in the USA
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To: RepublitarianRoger2
I propose that it starts feeding on reporters.

What did that robot ever do to you?

40 posted on 07/16/2009 12:38:40 AM PDT by Lonely Bull
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