Cyclone Power Technologies Responds to
Rumors about “Flesh Eating” Military Robot
POMPANO BEACH, FL, July 16, 2009. In response to rumors circulating the internet on sites such as
FoxNews.com, FastCompany.com and CNET News about a “flesh eating” robot project, Cyclone
Power Technologies Inc. (Pink Sheets: CYPW) and Robotic Technology Inc. (RTI) would like to set
the record straight: This robot is strictly vegetarian.
On July 7, Cyclone announced that it had completed the first stage of development for a beta
biomass engine system used to power RTI’s Energetically Autonomous Tactical Robot (EATR™), a
Phase II SBIR project sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA),
Defense Sciences Office. RTI’s EATR is an autonomous robotic platform able to perform long-
range, long-endurance missions without the need for manual or conventional re-fueling.
RTI’s patent pending robotic system will be able to find, ingest and extract energy from biomass in
the environment. Despite the far-reaching reports that this includes “human bodies,” the public
can be assured that the engine Cyclone has developed to power the EATR runs on fuel no scarier
than twigs, grass clippings and wood chips – small, plant-based items for which RTI’s robotic
technology is designed to forage. Desecration of the dead is a war crime under Article 15 of the
Geneva Conventions, and is certainly not something sanctioned by DARPA, Cyclone or RTI.
“We completely understand the public’s concern about futuristic robots feeding on the human
population, but that is not our mission,” stated Harry Schoell, Cyclone’s CEO. “We are focused on
demonstrating that our engines can create usable, green power from plentiful, renewable plant
matter. The commercial applications alone for this earth-friendly energy solution are enormous.”
Cyclone Power Technologies is the developer of the award-winning Cyclone Engine – an eco-friendly external
combustion engine with