SOLAR POWERED INSECTS may be more useful in Unmanned Mission..?
September 24, 2009 9 Comments
Life on planet Earth is very diverse and I love nature and its creatures a lot. Anything that fascinates me a lot, are extraordinary capabilities of insects regarding their size. Really, it bounds me to become a fan of these tiny insects. It is intriguing to imagine capabilities and strength of creature which is nothing just a large insect and sci fi movie around this creature can easily developed. Is not that? Though I don’t work for NASA or such agency but news channels tells of that there are a lot problem with our current rovers , they are not perfect for exploration. In contrary, I wonder why they don’t use vehicles based on engineering of insects say beetles, grasshoppers, ants or better spider? I don’t think anything is better for unmanned missions to mars or other rocky planet or gas giants, than these ant or spider like vehicle. I think they can easily built and programmed for mission with more power and capabilities. They can easily cross rocks, sands and other problem. Cameras and other equipments may be put inside exoskelton of these robotic insects, cameras would be fitted well in place of eyes of these giant robotic insects. Out of eight or six legs one or more may be embedded with drilling machines and antenna could recognize organic compounds. How simple that seems! I find these insects better than any rover and they really are. It solves problems of walking on rough surface of such planets. It may be better idea with amazing capabilities.