U.S. military research and development of new robot body from the intake of energy
demo map: the robot EATR in the barren place “stroll” Source: China Daily website
by solar energy, energy-driven robot is now not another rare, but you’ve heard of people can rely on the bodies of animals and even to the energy intake of the steam-driven robot? Sounds can be described as the 19th century mechanical dynamics of the 21st century technology, coupled with a 20th century combination of horror film! According to the U.S. Fox News reported on July 14, with the U.S. Department of Defense signed a contract for the sale of the company is developing such a robot a robot, and the Pentagon is preparing its application to the military field.
that is developing a new type of robot is called “strong force automatic tactical robot” (referred to as EATR). According to the research and development EATR of the company, it “can be found around the organic bio-energy sources, and to get energy from digestion, in addition to that under appropriate conditions, the use of conventional or alternative fuels (such as gasoline, fuel oil, kerosene, diesel , propane, coal, oil and solar). ” These organisms are not just limited to the energy source of plant material, but also animal and human body because the body contains sufficient energy, and widely available on the battlefield.
EATR engines rely on waste heat to generate power, through an “external combustion chamber” in the closed fuel combustion to heat the water ring device, in order to produce electricity.
Obviously, the robot used in military field advantage is that it is in the selection of energy sources is very flexible and can be filled once the road for months, even years. In EATR platform, you can install a variety of devices, such as a conveyor, an ambulance, a communications equipment, and even a fire output unit.