Monday, January 03, 2005

Fly-eating robot powers itself

Just so you don't get completely bored...

(CNN) -- Scientists at the University of the West of England (UWE) have designed a robot that does not require batteries or electricity to power itself.

Instead, it generates energy by catching and eating houseflies.

Dr Chris Melhuish and his Bristol-based team hope the robot, called EcoBot II, will one day be sent into zones too dangerous for humans, potentially proving invaluable in military, security and industrial areas.

Melhuish, who is director of the Intelligent Autonomous Systems Lab at the UWE, told CNN that the EcoBot II was a result of a quest for an intelligent robot that could function without human supervision.

4 comments:

The Moody Minstrel said...

Umm....

What do they do if this thing starts to...you know...evolve?

Data analyzed.
CONCLUSION:

-babies are easier to catch than flies.
-also contain more protein.

Anonymous said...

Cylon Flyeaters:

What could possibly go wrong?

DewKid said...

Babies aren't so easy to catch, you know. Especially when they are rubbed down with oil.

...and meat.

Oh wait, what kind of babies?

Nevermind.

Don Snabulus said...

Stupid Cylon babies