'The Matrix' Fulfilled: EATR Military Robots to Use Biomatter as Fuel
According to The Register, the group's latest design, the Energetically Autonomous Tactical Robot (EATR), is a pilot-less, steam-powered drone. Designed for long-range missions, it refuels itself by devouring any fossil fuels or biological matter in its path. While DARPA mentions using refuse such as apple cores for fuel, it's difficult to imagine these things not being used to harvest people as an energy source.
So, what happens when the EATRs completely decimate the Earth's natural resources (if they don't completely wipe out the human race first)? Well, it should only take a few slight adjustments to make sure the remnants of those scooped-up humans can be turned into tasty and nutritious green cracker treats. It's just too bad Charlton Heston isn't around to tell everyone "I told you so." [From: The Register]