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Expected to survive autonomously for extended periods of time in hostile conditions, Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs) could be seen as decidedly unglamorous in comparison to their airborne cousins – and none more so than the proposed Energetically Autonomous Tactical Robot (EATR) from Robotic Technology, which will suffer the indignity of ingesting and expelling biomass to fuel itself, presumably with no toilet paper.
Originally posted by mattifikation
I'm sure it won't be designed to hunt animals or people. I'm sure it will be built to seek out plants, since plants can't run away or escape. But what if this thing is being used in a desert? What if there's no suitable source of plant life?
If this thing is programmed to seek out biomass, use weapons, and complete its mission at all costs, what if it determines that a dead person is just as plant-like as its intended diet?
Originally posted by etombo
Hahahaha. Yea I see the problem.. When it starts eating children.