Embedded Systems Conference
Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
marcot
User Rank
Author
Nightmare
marcot   1/30/2014 4:51:33 PM
NO RATINGS
It wasn't enough that we had nightmares (and movies) where the robots would enslave us and kill us all; they are now going to eat us!

This is actually an interesting concept as some of the jobs that we would like robots to do will be in environment where organic material is available.  Eg: a swarm of farming robot could eat the bugs it finds to rid the field of pests.  (Just make sure they don't like the taste of mammals...)

prabhakar_deosthali
User Rank
Author
Human like!
prabhakar_deosthali   1/30/2014 11:48:54 AM
NO RATINGS
So these robots have heart-shaped pumps and  may be human like mouths to eat the flies and organic waste and a kind of digestive system to turn that waste into energy and also discard the remaining waste from the bottom.

 

Looks almost like a human system!

 

these bots should be equipped with software that makes them feel hungry when the batteries deplete, so that they can move and find suitable food themselves instead of somebody feeding them.

 

 

 



Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Max Maxfield

Awesome 3D Electronic Sculptures
Max Maxfield
10 comments
I recently received an email from someone we'll call Martin (because that's his name). Martin's message was short and sweet. In its entirety it read: "You need to see this!"

Jack Ganssle, Embedded.com

Processor Pinups
Jack Ganssle, Embedded.com
4 comments
My wife and I joke about our “adult” magazines. For her, those are the publications about beading. For me, they’re tool catalogs and Fine Woodworking magazine. The latter ...

Rajaram Regupathy, Cypress Semiconductor

Add USB Battery Charging Protocols to an Android-Based Design
Rajaram Regupathy, Cypress Semiconductor
Post a comment
Editorial Note: Excerpted from Unboxing Android: A hands on approach with real world examples, by Rajaram Regupathy, the author takes you through the process incorporating effective power ...

Rich Quinnell

Making the Grade in Industrial Design
Rich Quinnell
16 comments
As every developer knows, there are the paper specifications for a product design, and then there are the real requirements. The paper specs are dry, bland, and rigidly numeric, making ...

Special Video Section
The LT8640 is a 42V, 5A synchronous step-down regulator ...
The LTC2000 high-speed DAC has low noise and excellent ...
How do you protect the load and ensure output continues to ...
General-purpose DACs have applications in instrumentation, ...
Linear Technology demonstrates its latest measurement ...
10:29
Demos from Maxim Integrated at Electronica 2014 show ...
Bosch CEO Stefan Finkbeiner shows off latest combo and ...
STMicroelectronics demoed this simple gesture control ...
Keysight shows you what signals lurk in real-time at 510MHz ...
TE Connectivity's clear-plastic, full-size model car shows ...
Why culture makes Linear Tech a winner.
Recently formed Architects of Modern Power consortium ...
Specially modified Corvette C7 Stingray responds to ex Indy ...
Avago’s ACPL-K30T is the first solid-state driver qualified ...
NXP launches its line of multi-gate, multifunction, ...
Doug Bailey, VP of marketing at Power Integrations, gives a ...
See how to ease software bring-up with DesignWare IP ...
DesignWare IP Prototyping Kits enable fast software ...
This video explores the LT3086, a new member of our LDO+ ...
In today’s modern electronic systems, the need for power ...
Radio
LATEST ARCHIVED BROADCAST
EE Times Senior Technical Editor Martin Rowe will interview EMC engineer Kenneth Wyatt.
Flash Poll