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Vegetarian Robot

A robot designed for the military runs off a vegetarian diet.


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Despite public concern about a robot that eats human bodies, flesh eating-robot fears are unfounded for now as Robotic Technology Inc.’s Energetically Autonomous Tactical Robot (EATR) only consumes meat-free materials. The EATR will not eat humans or animals, and Bob Finkelstein, the president of RTI, says that the robot will be programmed to recognize vegetable materials: “There are certain signatures from different kinds of materials that would distinguish vegetative biomass from other material.” The robot will be able to roam for months and fuel itself with twigs and grass clippings. Well, that is unless this plant-based robot discovers the vast array of yummy vegan food currently on the market.

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