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Military Robot Could Eat Corpses

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I hope we're not interrupting anyone's breakfast, but here it is: "Upcoming Military Robot Could Feed on Dead Bodies."

It's all about biofuels. Seriously. Fox reports that a Pentagon contractor is working on a steam-powered robot that would gobble up

"whatever organic material it can find — grass, wood, old furniture, even dead bodies."

The robot would be called Energetically Autonomous Tactical Robot, EATR for short. The military hopes the fully developed EATR would be able to roam around on its own for years at a time, performing roles like ambulance service or gunship. A project like this raises certain questions, of course, like what happens if it munches its way through the body of someone you know. For now, we'll leave those questions to you, in the comments.