Five REAL Flesh Eating Zombie Robots

zombie4It is true that art often imitates life, but this is taking things a little bit too far.  The government has created mechanical zombies that can feed off of the environment around them to keep powering themselves!  I am not certain how THIS is a good idea. 

We now  have robots that eat meat. 
We’re meat. 
Who thought about it and said, “We should do this!” ??? 

Here are five self-powered robots designed to eat so that they can sustain “life”.

number1 1998: The “Gastrobot” was coined by scientists at the University of Southern Florida.  Literally, it means “robot with a stomach”.  Like a scene from a sci-fi flick, these robots were designed to feed off of proteins (such as, PEOPLE) to create energy to survive.  Didn’t these scientists watch the Terminator?

 

number22001: The Slugbot was designed to hunt down up to 100 slugs per hour and use their bodies to generate electricity.  The robot slowly hunts down the slimy creatures and puts them into a hopper to later put them into a fermentation tank to create the electricity for the next night’s hunt.  The Slugbot won Time Magazine’s Invention of the Year.  Slugs today, people tomorrow.

 

number32004:  The Eco-Bot II was designed in England for information processing.  It “eats” flies, rotten fruit, and other waste material for fuel.  It skips the fermentation tank and works by having humans directly feed it. Science advances further as humanity comes to a finale.

 

number42008: Rodent brain-powered robots.  The scientists of Reading University came up with this gem of an idea.  They take the brain cells of rats to control robots!  According to the scientists… “The neurons are now being taught to steer the robot around obstacles and avoid the walls of the small pen in which it is kept. By studying what happens to the neurons as they learn its creators hope to reveal how memories are laid down.  As the cells are living tissue, they are kept separate from the robot in a temperature-controlled cabinet in a container pitted with electrodes. Signals are passed to and from the robot via Bluetooth short-range radio.   The brain cells have been taught how to control the robot’s movements so it can steer round obstacles and the next step, say its creators, is to get it to recognize its surroundings.”  Where is this a good idea?

 

And now…

 

number52009: Cyclone Power Technologies introduces the flesh-eating robot, known as EATR.  This robot is being funded by the Defense Department.  Of course, they claim the robots are vegetarians, but who knows for sure?  They report the following information:  “We completely understand the public’s concern about futuristic robots feeding on the human population, but that is not our mission. We are focused on demonstrating that our engines can create usable, green power from plentiful, renewable plant matter. The commercial applications alone for this earth-friendly energy solution are enormous.”  Uh-huh…  When the zombie robots come for us, aim for the head.