No Flesh-Eating Robots —
About two weeks ago, rumors began to spread online
about a flesh-eating robot created by the military. The robot, named the Energetically Autonomous Tactical Robot (EATR™), would be a reconnaissance droid that could survive for long periods behind enemy lines by foraging for fuel. This fuel would include virtually any kind of biomass: twigs, branches, apple cores, stray cats, or even human bodies.
The robot, it turns out, is real, but the claim that it will be able to feed on human…