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Robots powered by dead flies?
Posted 9/4/07
It's possible to power robots on dead flies, rotten apples, sugars, etc. instead of batteries. This is another topic we discussed in school..kinda cool, really.

The food is digested using stomach-like devices. With the use of bacteria, robots can be powered by this crap. It's the bacteria that eat, and when they do they send out electrons which power the robot. This one robot (Ecobot 2) ran for 12 days on a diet of eight flies. I'm sure the article below will talk about a lot of this stuff..honestly, i only skimmed through it sorry.

Link to an article I found --> http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2006/03/0331_060331_robot_flesh.html

So..what are your thoughts?
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Posted 9/4/07
sounds tasty
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Posted 9/4/07
If they invent a cleaning robot that feed on the trash it picks up, i'm buying one...
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Posted 9/4/07
mm i doubt that would ever happen

free energy is very tough...
Posted 9/4/07

esilabet wrote:

If they invent a cleaning robot that feed on the trash it picks up, i'm buying one...



well, there's a Slugbot that finds slugs for itself to eat. 0_o Not the same, but kind of close.
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now thats just awesome o.o i want a slug bot that would be fun to watch
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sypris wrote:

now thats just awesome o.o i want a slug bot that would be fun to watch



here's a pic:

well im pretty sure it feeds it to itself. cant imagine what human would want to eat a slug unless they were like, desperate for food.
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Posted 9/4/07
hey french eat slugs


or was that snails...


well same thing but anyways


if they made it where that machine could catch the flies itself then that would be an awesome robot

give it a vacuum and then no one would ever have to worry about cleaning or getting rid of flies
Posted 9/4/07
I couldn't find much information on slugbots on Wikipedia. If they had some it'd probably be false anyway. Will find some articles on it later.

Well the next project is Ecobot 3. Basically the same as Ecobot 2 except it's supposed to run even longer
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Posted 9/4/07
not much of an improvement? if i was working on this and eco bot 1 and 2 worked i would start adding some stuff like cleaning or camera devices

now that i think about it some pervos would go crazy for the camera device...
Posted 9/4/07
Lol, I guess it depends on what their goal is
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well if there goal was to produce a bug suckin machine then they exceeded my expectations
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oo that's pretty cool~
Posted 9/4/07
Hellz yeah


sypris wrote:

well if there goal was to produce a bug suckin machine then they exceeded my expectations :P



lol well, maybe they have a website and you can comment, though I highly doubt it.

so i g2g thanks for bumping the thread cya
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Posted 9/4/07
thats pretty kewl at least the fuels not hard to get lol
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