A shitting Robot

19.07.2010 Misc #Robots

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Verzeiht mal bitte den dämlichen Wortwitz, aber er drückt. I shit you not: a robot that shits! Am Bristol Robotics Lab hat man den ersten synthetischen Darm für Roboter gebaut, die Menschen fressen Biomasse verarbeiten und dann wieder ausscheiden. Ein scheißender Roboter.

Biomass-munching robots aren't new in concept -- many have been demonstrated in the past, relying on microbial fuel cells to turn organic matter into hydrogen atoms that can fuel a machine -- but the synthetic gut is the first to deal with the waste produced during this process. Bristol's Ecobot III consumes its own meals, turns a mash of nutrient-rich, partially processed sewage into fuel, and later, ahem, excretes.

Self-Sustaining Robot Equipped with New Artificial Gut Eats, and Excretes, All By Itself (via Mister Harmlos)

Vorher auf Nerdcore:
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Fleischfressende Roboter
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[update] Ben schreibt in den Comments: „Ich hab da ‘ne Idee für ‘nen Film. Drei scheissende Roboter aneinander montiert…“ ZOMG! The Robotic Centipede!