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Grant (Lonesome Road)
Grant was a result-oriented person, and criticizes Whitley's treatment of the eyebots and other robots as sentient beings. She is a skilled scientist and engineer, but these come at the cost of working on machines while they are "awake," a practice Whitley finds abhorrent. She filed a complaint to Colonel Augustus Autumn, and Whitley's rules were abandoned and Grant's new "efficiency guidelines" were put in place throughout Whitley's lab.
- ED-E: "<Distressed beeping>"
Whitley: "Dr. Grant? What the hell do you think you're doing?"
Grant: "Ah, Whitley, there you are. Orders from Colonel Autumn - he feels the Eyebot Duraframe project isn't advancing quickly enough. I'm to-"
Whitley: "You didn't even disengage his damage-avoidance protocols! You're hurting him!"
Grant: "Don't be ridiculous, it's just a machine. See here, I've already increased the navigation system's efficiency by 65%."
Whitley: "Get the hell out of here!"
Grant: "Fine, Whitley, it's your lab. At least until I tell the Colonel about this."
(Whitley's and Grant's dialogue)
- Whitley: "I don't believe it! Grant actually went to Colonel Autumn and got approval for her damned "efficiency guidelines!" "All experiments will be carried out with the test subject fully active, to reduce iteration time." It's barbaric! I've explained this to the Colonel - just because the Eyebots don't have true AI doesn't mean they're just machines. I guess results are all that matter around here. Forget things like "ethical procedures" or "humane treatment." I'm starting to have serious misgivings about leadership around here. At least I've got you to talk to, huh ED-E?"