Altair 8800 is a galaxy known for the race of facial scanner mechs deemed in their galaxy as marginally sentient at best. They are seldem hired for their intelligence, and are cheap and plentiful. They recently arrived from their galaxy to be hired for use in ATM machines and other jobs. In Roger's society they are ranked below compost spoor and digitally augmented gameshow hosts in brute brain power. But not by much.
It perhaps is the location of Altair IV.