The idea of automating field research has always been an exciting prospect to me. After all, removing the largest research contaminant (the investigator) from the mix, only promises to provide a objective collection of data which can easily be analyzed at a later time without the be-deviling issues presented by misconception and confirmation biases. It is with this element in mind that I have decided to apply my professional expertise in the world of electronics and software development, and create an auto-mated pseudo-intelligent system to record large amounts of environmental data and react to specified conditions in a variety of ways. It should be a robot. But not what one would typically think of as a robot. It’s not mobile (at least not at this stage) it doesn’t have a head and moving arms, but it will have blinking lights, specialized sensors, a computer voice and the ability to respond with apparent intelligence.