The Bioroid Officer, referred to by Army of the Southern Cross as the Green Bioroid, is an upgraded version of the standard "Blue" Bioroid Soldier mecha in the Robotech Masters' arsenal. They are usually seeen in ship defense in limited use for boarding spacecraft and heavy assault. It has been adopted by a few ground forces units where it is used by squad leaders and low-ranking officers. It was featured in Robotech: The Masters.
The Bioroid Officer was incapable of full flight, but it made up for these deficiencies with one of two types of gun pod and the Bioroid Skysled. The Bioroid Officer was usually equipped with the "Drum" gun pod.
The Bioroid mecha series was the most technologically advanced mecha line to date. The series was developed as a general purpose mecha for the Tirolian warrior clones, who formed the combat and guard troops directly under the Robotech Masters themselves. The requirements for this mecha were different than those for the Zentraedi mecha, for where the Zentraedi were created to conquer or to destroy, the Bioroids were as much meant to police and to protect as to engage in combat.
The Scientist Triumvirate then developed an anthropomorphic mecha, which could carry armaments if needed in gun pods, to be equipped with an anti-gravity Skysled if mobility was necessary. This gave the Bioroids a very flexible configuration. In addition, the mecha was given the most advanced control and other technologies available. The cockpit was built as a sphere in which the pilot sat in a sort of yoga-attitude. Neural interfaces were built into the material of the cockpit, and were capable of rerouting the pilot's motor controls to the Bioroid. Thus, the Bioroid was 'worn' as if it were the pilot's own body, greatly increasing reaction time. This system required that the pilot have biological 'diodes' built into his motor nervous system, meaning that only specially configured clones could pilot this mecha. All internal systems were made multiply redundant, to such a degree that some SC officers have been known to say that only a direct hit to a vital spot like the pilot or generator could stop a Bioroid. Any other hit would, at most, slow it down. Needless to say, the Bioroid's sensor suite was state of the art.
This version possessed a more advanced bio-mechanical drive system, thereby increasing the original unit's survivability by 30%. While it performed well in tests, its increase armor caused the mecha to be slower and more finicky in the field of battle. The new drive system was overly complex and vulnerable to maintenance under heavy combat conditions.
The Green Bioroid was controlled by a mechanism unique to all Robotech mecha. While Battloids and Battle Pods use input from control sticks and pedals to translate pilot's intent to the mecha, and whereas Power Armors amplify limb movements to the mecha's own limbs, the Bioroid was completely mentally controlled. A series of biological "diodes" implanted into the pilot reroute brain signals from the pilot's motor nervous system to the Bioroid's, making the Bioroid an extention of the pilot's own body. Because of this, and because of the unique servo system, the Bioroid was extremely difficult to disable without killing or incapacitating the pilot. A side effect of the control system is that when the pilot was improperly removed from the mecha, his/her nervous system could be damaged, and may become completely unresponsive.
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