Jacob Halperin was stationed at Omicron. Although his occupation was never specified, there were registers of him conducting experiments with the Structure Gel.


On April 7, 2103, at Omicron, Jacob Halperin recorded the results of an experiment in which structure gel was applied to a dead mouse causing it to re-animate and to attack a living mouse. Half an hour later the re-animated mouse had stopped moving since its corpse was solid as the gel had hardened within it.

On July, 09, 2103, at Omicron, Jacob Halperin recorded another experiment with re-animating a mouse but, this time, it was done with the uncalibrated gel as produced by Eames. It made the mouse appeared as in a catatonic state, but more of a sleepwalker. Electromagnets were used to cause a low electrical current within the animal in order to avoid the hardening of the gel as before.

In Transmissions #1, Adam Golaski and Imogen Reed were inspecting storage bay 09B in Lambda when they discovered an incapacitated UH-2 robot, hidden under a tarp and speaking intelligible phrases. The robot recognized Golaski and introduced himself as Jacob Halperin, a former co-worker from Omicron. The machine did not realize its current situation, believing to be experiencing the ARK. Adam used its confusion to distract it while Imogen attempted to pacify it by reaching its tetra cord. The UH-2, confused by the situation, reacted violently and crushed her arm for a few seconds when moving its head to watch her. Adam striked the UH2's head with a wrench to knock it out, and Imogen placed a patch on it.

Once revived, the robot became frantic, swearing and speaking in jumbled, faltering sentences, hinting to be a brain scan of the real Jacob Halperin performed by Catherine Chun for the ARK project. The engineers determined that further attempts at communication were futile, and removed the patch, deactivating the robot for good. Adam told his colleague that it was the only infected robot which was still happy of its situation, but they both agreed that it would have realized the truth at some point.