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From Science Daily
Nov. 7, 2013 — A new device capable of pumping human waste into the “engine room” of a self-sustaining robot has been created by a group of researchers from Bristol.
Modeled on the human heart, the artificial device incorporates smart materials called shape memory alloys and could be used to deliver human urine to future generations of EcoBot — a robot that can function completely on its own by collecting waste and converting it into electricity. . . .Read Complete Report