“We completely understand the public’s concern about futuristic robots feeding on the human population, but that is not our mission,”
– Harry Schoell, CEO of Cyclone Power Technologies
For those just catching up now, Cyclone Power Technologies is one of the companies working on the Energetically Autonomous Tactical Robot (EATR™), which uses ‘biomass’ for fuel* (it’s also steam-powered, which is an important consideration right there). I’m not sure whether this qualifies as ‘good’ or ‘bad’ publicity: calling your biomass-eating robot ‘EATR’ suggests that you’re prepared to milk whatever you can get for the full effect. And what’s with this ‘green’ nonsense? I mean, come on: EATR burns things for their steam. By definition something like that has a ‘carbon footprint,’ to use the theological term.
*Which means that it doesn’t do this:
Which is actually a pity.