Soon after its creation, Bab-Prime was altered significantly by a cybersociologist in the employ of the Baobab Merchant Fleet. By attempting to create a Human-based personality algorithm, the hapless worker instead created a backbone-entangled computer virus. The resulting infection nearly crippled the droid population, with many droids taking on limited personalities and emotions. This tendency resulted in the frequent memory wipes periodically given to droids.
Bab-Prime eventually evolved into Bab-Neo, or "Babno".