Robot Has A Human-Like Digestive System

Robot Has A Human-Like Digestive System

Ecobot III is a self-sustaining machine with an artificial gut.

Naresh Kumar
  • 22 july 2010

Researchers at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory, UK have created a self-sustaining robot with an artificial gut to allow it to power itself by eating and excreting. The Ecobot III eats partially processed sewage and uses its nutrients as fuel and excretes the rest, while also drinking water to continuously generate power.

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