a study from researchers at the University of Pennsylvania engineers next generation scavenger technology possessing the capability to enable robots to 'eat' metal for energy. The team states their 'Metal-Air Scavenger' (MAS) works like a battery, providing power by repeatedly breaking and forming a series of chemical bonds in metal and air, however, it also works as a harvester gathering energy from its environment.

Nextgen robots can ‘eat’ metal for energy.

Robots are predicted to streamline a multitude of industrial processes, including those involved in the manufacture and design of therapeutic devices and drugs. However, this next generation of robots will need an independent, continuous, and economical source of power to do so. The most common power source used presently are batteries, and whilst these are simple to use, they are known to run down quickly … Continue reading Nextgen robots can ‘eat’ metal for energy.