Don’t you dare tell the robots about this

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Don’t you dare tell the robots about this

A wearable device that uses the human body like a battery? You betcha, and it could be yours in five to 10 years

Umberto Bacchi

In a move that will chill fans of dystopian movie The Matrix, scientists have developed a wearable device that could use the human body to replace batteries.

Echoing world-domineering robots’ use of enslaved humans in the 1999 cyberpunk movie, US researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have created an environmentally friendly gadget that harvests body heat and converts it into energy.

Tech lovers could power their own watches or fitness trackers by wearing a stretchy ring or bracelet containing thermoelectric chips that convert heat into electrical energy, according to research published in the journal Science Advances...

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