Wednesday, July 29, 2009

At Long Last: Zombie Robots

A robotics company called Cyclone Power Technologies Inc. (doesn't sound evil at all) has been forced to deny allegations that it is developing a flesh eating robot. No shit.

The robot, called Energetically Autonomous Tactical Robot (or EATR for short), is being designed to refuel itself from biomass. The implications are terrifying indeed.
"We completely understand the public’s concern about futuristic robots feeding on the human population, but that is not our mission,” stated Harry Schoell, Cyclone’s CEO. “We are focused on demonstrating that our engines can create usable, green power from plentiful, renewable plant matter.

Of course, it's only a matter of time before one of them eats a corpse flower and develops an unholy appetite.

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