New robot re­ally does give a shit!

Midweek Sport - - NEWS -

BOFFINS have in­vented a robot that can EAT flesh and POO out the waste.

En­gi­neers from the Bris­tol Ro­bot­ics Lab­o­ra­tory have cre­ated the ma­chine, which is ca­pa­ble of pro­cess­ing liv­ing or­gan­isms and pro­duc­ing en­ergy from them.

The robot has a ‘mouth’ cre­ated from a soft poly­mer mem­brane.

Through this mem­brane, food – or rather wa­ter con­tain­ing liv­ing or­gan­isms – is pumped into the robot’s ‘stom­ach’, which con­tains a mi­cro­bic fuel cell filled with bac­te­ria.

The bac­te­ria dis­solves liv­ing or­gan­isms, pro­duc­ing en­ergy for the ma­chine.

The robot even has a spe­cial vent in the back for waste re­moval.

Boffins say it is only a mat­ter of time be­fore the robot eats meat.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.