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Dr. Samson Beckett was a member of the Robotech Research and Development. The head of his Alien Technology Research Department was Dr. Miles Cochrane. During the Second Robotech War, they were in charge of overseeing research on the Robotech Masters' alien technology. They were the first team to study the captured Bioroid and its deceased pilot. They had initially discovered that the alien pilot may have been an actual sentient living being, much closer to a human than an unthinking android as previously thought. They were also in charge of studying the alien Red Bioroid pilot Zor Prime. Beckett himself reported their findings directly to Chief-of-Staff Rolf Emerson.