As you progress further into the game your Scan Bot will gain access to new abilities to help you out as well. During your missions you will come across some old Eldan technology (Eldans were an old race that lived on planet before Dominoins and Exiles) that will give you more information how they lived, what they did, and why they left planet nexus. Just don’t be surprised when that plant that you try to scan emerges turns out to be a huge monster that decides you would make a tasty meal.
You will run into a bunch of puzzles that, when solved, will often lead to a secret room. Scientists will also find that they gain more xp than other characters for finding the data cubes scattered around Nexus. By leveling your path you will get new abilities, titles, FabKits (items for improving house) and much more.