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Prototype CAPGAC-1, bringing a meal to SCP-301.

Project Codename: Collaborative Automaton Project, Gears and Crow

Project#: PRJCGC-000874

Clearance and File#: NPF-00098165

Head Researchers: Professor Kain Pathos Crow, Dr. Gears

Advisory Board: Dr. "Iceberg", System Analyst Patrick Gephart

Observer/Report Author: The Fishmonger


Analysis of the annual system integrity reports have revealed that the present standard of drone units utilized by the SCP Foundation is woefully inadequate. Remote and semi-autonomous equipment suffered an 87.3% rate of destruction, diminishing repair returns, and general malfunctions. This percentage is up from 56.6% in the previous fiscal year, or an increase of over 154% from the previous year. These are clearly unacceptable numbers.

After bringing this to the attentions of several SCP research staff, a number of proposals were offered. Chief among the ideas presented were utilizing some of the techniques in the creation of Professor Crow's "Egg Walker", as well as some of the research into various mechanical SCPs attributed to Dr. Gears. After some brainstorming sessions, wherein the most radical and hard-to-replicate notions were purged in favor of more practical ideas, the two researchers, in collaboration with assistant researcher Dr. "Iceberg" and system analyst Gephart, devised the rough schematic for CAPGAC.

In summation, CAPGAC is a semi-autonomous humanoid robot that is designed to be much more resilient to interaction with SCP level items than the standard drone units available to us through standard means. Due to the anomalous nature of many SCP level items, it is difficult to design equipment that can sustain the variety of environmental and personal hazards that can exist in such a testing area. CAPGAC attempts to counteract some of these shortcomings by incorporating a number of SCP-level technologies and techniques into its design.

In addition to the standard SCP approved design methodologies for drone units, CAPGAC will incorporate the following upgrades:

- Miniature versions of the mass-fission technology from SCP-044 will be incorporated into the unit's power matrix, allowing it to utilize any type of matter as fuel.

- As an additional power source, the unit will use a rudimentary form of the environmental siphon power found in SCP-228. (Preliminary designs sought to maximize this subsystem by incorporating extremely small amounts of SCP-059, but this proposal was scrapped due to numerous technical problems.)

- All hydraulic systems within the unit will be replaced with a type of liquid crystal which is more resilient to pressurization and has a higher heat dispersion ratio. The liquid will be mass-produced using SCP-294.

- Some minor quantum computing elements, copied from SCP-062, will be incorporated into the unit's main processing matrix.

- Natural language abilities will be present in the input-output matrix of the unit, using schematics reverse-engineered from SCP-069.

- A copy of SCP-061 will be stored in a secured function in the unit's audio matrix, to facilitate easier control of both humanoid SCPs and Class-D personnel during research procedures.

Other upgrades have been discussed, but the ones listed above have the advantage of being incorporated into a drone unit fairly easily using reproducible materials and techniques. As the eventual purpose of CAPGAC is to create a new design for SCP drone units, any techniques utilized in its construction should, by definition, be easily repeatable.

In conclusion, CAPGAC, if successful, will provide a baseline schematic for the next generation of SCP drone units, increasing the efficiency of research and testing practices, and allowing budgetary resources which could be better used elsewhere to keep from being siphoned by the massive repair and replacement schedule presently in effect.

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