posted on Jul, 27 2007 @ 01:51 PM
I think solar power would be an insufficient means of energy, due to the fact that you are considering an apparatus as small as a cockroach, and a
solar panel of that size would be of little use, even for minimal energy consumption. Not to mention the fact that this whole endeavor will be
pointless if the device could not infiltrate the inner parts of a secret facility, so a battery is necessary.
The relay idea may work, but that also leaves a clear cut radio-wave trail right back to the controller, and as I mentioned before it's likely that
most radio frequencies commonly used for radio-controlled devices are jammed by the facility. Even in Iraq we had devices on our humvees called
"Warlocks" to jam the frequencies commonly used by cell phones and other wireless devices to activate a radio-controlled improvised explosive
device. I think the idea of a radio-controlled device is a sound one, were it not for my theory of this jamming device.
The only robot that could possibly achieve the stated goal is one that had some kind of artificial intelligence program installed. There was an
episode of "The X-Files" about a man who built robots with the intelligence of insects, rather than that of humans. He said that this was a much
easier intelligence to mimic, as insects are just reactionary. If you could get your hands on some AI script based on insect intelligence, you might
have something worth sending into a secret facility. However, the lack of control over the device would prove to inevitably expose the device, and
all future attempts would probably be caught immediately. Unless you could "teach" the device to only operate under conditions beneficial to the
secreting of its presence in the facility, (i.e. keeping to the shadows, not operating when humans are present or when a security camera is pointed at
it.) There are too many variables to take into account to do that, though, so have fun.
[edit on 27/7/07 by an3rkist]