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The EATR Will Hunt and Forage for Its Energy

By: Pat Coate - Published: Mar 1, 2009 • References: robotictechnologyinc and thestandard
You knew it had to happen, right? They’ve come up with a robot (see first photo) that fuels itself--no hands-on help required. The Energetically Autonomous Tactile Robot, or “EATR,” will hunt and forage for its own energy.

If less conventional sources are not available, there’s always good old biomass. That’s right: The EATR can pick plants and eat them. Developers maintain this innovation is a boon to robotics use in lengthy, humanly dangerous scenarios. I don’t know. It kind of makes me turn a wary eye to my daughter’s Tribot--maybe he knows more than he’s letting on...