A ROBOT that will generate its own power by eating flies is being developed by British scientists.
The idea is to produce electricity by catching flies and digesting them in special fuel cells that will break down sugar in the insects’ skeletons and release electrons that will drive an electric current. —Robot eats flies to make power (news.com.au/The Daily Telegraph)
At the moment, this tremendous technological breakthrough requires the services of human attendants, who catch the flies and gently feed them to the robot.
I’m sure there is some deep, philosophical observation worth making here…
Whoops, gotta go… my robot is hungry.