Long Endurance Bot Can Find It’s Own Food

Long Endurance Bot Can Find It’s Own Food

Posted On: January 30, 2009
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Cyclone Power in collaboration with Robotic Technologies, Inc (RTI) are contracting to develop the Energetically Autonomous Tactical Robot (EATR), which could bring us self-sufficient robots in real life. The purpose behind developing EATR is create autonomous robots with long endurance and high work capacity, that won’t depend on manual or conventional refueling.

You won’t be surprised that DARPA is backing it. The EATR boasts biologically inspired energy-harvesting behavior, which means it extracts energy from biomass and conventional and alternative fuels that work as food.

Project EATR will be carried out in two phases, with phase one taking six months, during which Cyclone intends to develop an engine with a biomass combustion chamber. In the second phase the biomass gathering and feeder system will be built to work with the power source.

[Gizmowatch]