Monday, February 8, 2010

Thomas Henry Culhane Nikolaus Correll Jim Pugh Chris Cianci 

With our work turning organic material to biogas I find this fascinating? Do you know or does anyone in your labs know about this robotic technology: "The EATR. It can refuel itself on long journeys by scavenging
for organic material - which raises the haunting spectre of a machin...e
consuming corpses on the battlefield. Its inventor, Dr Robert
Finkelstein of Robotic Technology Inc, insists it will consume "organic
material but mostly vegetarian." How do we get access to this technology for peaceful purposes?

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Can war be fought by lots of well-behaved machines, making it "safer for humans"? That is the seductive vision, and hope, of those manufacturing and researching the future of military robotics.
Jim Pugh
Interesting - I hadn't heard about EATR before, but I've been out of the field for over a year now. I wonder if they can use that technology for a self-powered lawn-mower...
February 8 at 4:18p

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