Major Harrison Edsel was the designer of the Base Cochise AI. Reportedly, Edsel became paranoid and obsessive over his creation... and judging by the current behavior of the robot descendants, they took after his example.
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Maj. Harrison Edsel's personnel file flashes up onto the screen. Aside from a large amount of test scores and other data, an occasional paragraph of interest slides by. One that catches your eye reads, in part, the "The discipline problem with Edsel has resolved itself. Once he learned that he would be transferred to Base Cochise to program that computer with his new artificial intelligence routines, he stopped complaining avout the protective rules restricting his creativity on this project."”— Wasteland Paragraphs #40