I'd just like to apologize for any... trouble... our synths may have caused for you on your way here.

Alan Binet is a scientist in the Institute in 2287.


He is the father of Liam Binet. He works in the Robotics section within the Institute.

Interactions with the player characterEdit

Interactions overviewEdit

General Services Quests
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Pest Control
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Other interactionsEdit

Alan will give the Sole Survivor various quests to clear areas of enemies hostile to the Institute.


Apparel Weapon Other items
Cleanroom suit


  • As evidenced by his initial conversation with Max Loken in the robotics lab, he believes that the new synth models are experiencing rapid eye movement and can dream.
  • He is one of the only members of the Institute that feels even slight sympathy for the synths, stating that he wonders if they have artificial sentience or even souls, and that if they do, that would make them no different than a person.
  • If Plugging a Leak was completed in favor of Doctor Ayo and Liam was banished from the Institute, he will become depressed and lament about how he did not save Liam and wonders if he is still alive on the surface.


Dr. Alan Binet appears only in Fallout 4.

Behind the scenesEdit

50 Vault-Tec C.E.O.The following is based on unverified behind the scenes information and has not been confirmed by canon sources.

Alan Binet is likely a reference to Alan Turing, a British cryptanalyst who was influential in artificial intelligence.

50 Vault-Tec C.E.O.End of information based on unverified behind the scenes information.


  • pcIcon pc Binet may never give his Pest Control quest. Instead, he will speak his regular lines when the player character interacts with him.[verified]
  • pcIcon pc He may also just give the quest reward and XP and thank you for clearing an area of ghouls without ever giving you any quests.[verified]