Generator and destroyable assembly line (A) highlighted. Notice that this area has several internal teleports. First teleport (closest to exit) moves to uppermost teleport (and vice versa), while middle teleport moves between balcony and ground level (serves as stairs).
Those assembly lines remind me of the pens we kept our slav... ummm, I mean our prisoners in.
The robot assembly entrance is directly west of the engineering core. The area is U shaped with 2 floors.
Most of the 2nd floor will initially be inaccessible to the player and be used by Somah to try tinker with the teleportation platforms. Once the generator of this area is blown up, a force field blocking a doorway to a teleportation platform leading to this area will shut down, making way for only some minor loot.
The first floor area is occupied by some 6 support drones and guardian drones with drone cannons and one automated turret. There are also three alien workers which pose no threat to the player.
A section of the assembly line (A) must be destroyed to gain access to the generator. (The teleport is inactive until you destroy the generator). To destroy the assembly line section, go to the end of the assembly line furthest from where you first entered. There is a unique switch you will see when facing east. Use this to detonate the panel and overload the assembly line. Caution: stand back immediately after you press the button, as the resulting explosion is rather large. If you took Somah with you, she will use a teleporter at the beginning of the area and will reconnect with you, shortly after you blow up the assembly line.
At the very end of the assembly line, at the top right corner of the map, on the other side of the electronics access panel, are a teddy bear and miniature intact garden gnome apparently watching a miniature TV surrounded by a pack of cigarettes, a shot glass, and a bottle of vodka.
pc At the part where you have to overload the assembly line, the panel will sometimes not do anything, making the only way to continue is to use console commands, the alien with the drone control device will not appear, reloading will not solve the problem. If the panel is unusable, use the console, click on the panel and enter activate, it will use the panel and blow up the wall. [verified]
pc The force field blocking access to the teleporter which leads to the second floor (in order to meet up with Somah), may not disappear if all of the guardian drones are not destroyed. Take particular care if using the Robotics Expert perk, as the game does not consider deactivated robots to be dead. [verified]