R2-D2

Meet the megabots – how scientists turned robots into a swarm

Researchers have discovered how to make one robot “the brain” of the others.<p>Alexa is an automated butler that tells you what the weather is like and …

Robots

Star Wars director Rian Johnson prays for upcoming film’s success at scenic Kyoto temple

Unveils an <b>incredibly cool Japanese ink painting</b> that we all want to adorn in our rooms. The wildly successful <i>Star Wars</i> franchise has spawned a huge …

Star Wars

The Buy Pile: R2-D2 Is the Honey Badger of the Star Wars Universe

R2-D2 is the galaxy's honey badger in <i>Star Wars</i> #36.<p><b>WHAT IS THE BUY PILE?</b><p><i>Every week Hannibal Tabu (winner of the 2012 Top Cow Talent</i> …

Comics

BB-8, BB-9E, and R2-D2 by Sphero: are they worth it?

What exactly are you spending $179 on?<p>These aren't just little toys to be driven around. Sphero put the time in to make sure these Droids are all …

開學了! Apple 開辦《星球大戰》 STEM 課程 - PCM

很多人說 STEM 觀念複雜,若是明白其觀念,也可用很淺白方式學習。 Apple 早前就以《星球大戰》為題,開設了三個課程,只要有 Apple ID ,大家便可免費參與。<p>三個課程分別是《星球大戰》機械人編碼 、製作《星球大戰》預告片和繪畫《星球大戰》人物。按序所使用的硬件及 App ,分別是用《 S …

Meet R2-D2 and BB-9E, Sphero’s new ‘Star Wars’ toys

It's been nearly two years since Sphero introduced its app-controlled BB-8, a replica of the cute rolling droid that first appeared in <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i>. That toy quickly became one of the most coveted by fans of Disney's franchise, and it wasn't long before the company followed it up …

Apple

BB-8's Evil Twin BB-9E Explained

<b>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</b> will introduce a new member to the galaxy far, far away’s continuously-growing droid family: BB-9E. As many fans know, …

Star Wars

‘Star Wars’ droids galore: R2-D2, new BB-9E app-controlled toys unveiled

TORONTO<p>BB-8 is getting some company this Force Friday as Sphero is adding more app-enabled toy droids to its Star Wars lineup.<p>The company that …

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‘Star Wars’ droids galore: R2-D2, new BB-9E app-controlled toys unveiled

TORONTO<p>BB-8 is getting some company this Force Friday as Sphero is adding more app-enabled toy droids to its Star Wars lineup.<p>The company that …

Star Wars

Sphero Reveals R2-D2, BB-9E & New BB-8 Toys

New interactive toys from Sphero based on the droids from the <i>Star Wars</i> universe, including <b>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</b><b>‘s</b> BB-8, BB-9E, and R2-D2 are now …

Star Wars

This Isn’t The R2-D2 Controller You’re Looking For

Who loves a good R2-D2 robot? Everyone, but especially young Star Wars fans who — frustratingly — have no problem spotting a controller and spoiling …

Did this robot commit suicide?

He’s no R2-D2!<p>A robot that bears a passing resemblance to the famed “Star Wars” droid was patrolling for criminal activity outside a Washington, DC, …

Robots

A Budgie Imitating the Sounds of R2-D2

Bluey, a diminutive blue budgie, demonstrates his remarkably convincing impression of R2-D2 from <i>Star Wars</i>. The little parrot can imitate a range of …

Ghost of Kurosawa Action Figure

Blood spray paint. Created by Devil Toys, multimedia studio Flab Slab and artist Quiccs, these dope 12" action figures put a high tech hip hop twist …

Darth Vader

'Star Wars' droids join lineup for July 4 concert in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) — The annual July Fourth concert near the U.S. Capitol will include an appearance by two droids who fought for independence in a galaxy far, far away.<p>The two "Star Wars" characters will be on stage Tuesday evening while the National Symphony Orchestra plays John Williams' music from …

Entertainment

Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber from ‘Star Wars’ movies sold for $450,000

An original R2-D2 unit used for the trilogy sold for nearly $3 million earlier last week.<p>The lightsaber prop used by actor Mark Hamill as Luke …

Star Wars

Original Star Wars R2-D2 sells for $2.76 million at auction

So if you happened to be a <i>Star Wars</i> fanatic with extremely deep pockets, you might have trumped the high bid this week when this adorable <b>R2-D2 prop</b> …

Star Wars

R2-D2 it is you, it is you: Salvaged Star Wars droid sells for £2m

The 43-inch-tall robot was made by an anonymous British enthusiast using retired parts from at least four of the films.<p>The eventual sale price for …

UK News

Star Wars' R2-D2 sells for $2.76 million in auction

While some may have dreams of owning their own lightsaber and others fantasize about wearing the questionable gold bikini Carrie Fisher sported as …

Star Wars

Complete R2-D2 salvaged from Star Wars films sells for £2.1 million

ES News Email<p>A complete R2-D2 made from pieces salvaged from the Star Wars films has been sold for more than £2 million.<p>The 43-inch-tall robot was …

Star Wars

R2-D2 droid used in ‘Star Wars’ films sells for nearly $3M

LOS ANGELES — An R2-D2 droid that was used in several “Star Wars” films has sold at auction for nearly $3 million.<p>The auction house Profiles in …

Entertainment

Cops seize nearly $1M in meth-laced lollipops targeting kids

Two suspects in Texas were apparently hoping to find suckers for meth, as authorities seized nearly $1 million worth of the drug in the form of …

Crime

The World’s Largest Private ‘Star Wars’ Collection Was Robbed And Is Seeking Help To Get The Memorabilia Back

Steve Sansweet has long been known as one of the biggest <i>Star Wars</i> fans in history, holding the world’s largest collection of memorabilia from the movie and earning a position with Lucasfilm as Director of Content Management and head of fan relations for over 15 years. He is now the President and …

Luke Skywalker

'Star Wars' museum hopes fans can track down $200,000 in stolen goods

Rancho Obi-Wan is filled with collector's items die-hard <i>Star Wars</i> fans can only dream about.<p>The Northern California nonprofit serves as a museum, …

Luke Skywalker

'Star Wars'! 40 Surprising Facts from a Galaxy Far, Far Away

Photo Credit: Lucasfilm<p>Slide 1 of 83<p>Surprising Facts<p>On May 25, 1977, a director named George Lucas gave the world its first glimpse of a galaxy far, …

Star Wars

Original 1977 'Star Wars' trailer

On May 25, 1977, "Star Wars" premiered, starring Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill. See the original trailer that started it all.

Star Wars

75 Star Wars Day Products

Happy Star Wars Day! (And may the fourth be with you.) To celebrate, we rounded up all the fun, wacky, and unexpected <i>Star Wars</i> items we could find. …

Shopping

R2-D2 Gets Real: 'Star Wars' Droids Already Exist

Photo Credit: Lucasfilm/20th Century Fox/The Walt Disney Company<p>Slide 1 of 11<p>'Star Wars' Droids<p>It's safe to say that the robots from the "Star Wars" …

Star Wars

Star Wars 8 Director Asked for Force Awakens Ending to Include R2-D2

Even before Rian Johnson set to work on crafting <b>The Last Jedi</b>, he was asserting his influence on the <i>Star Wars</i> universe. Following acclaim from …

Star Wars

Fashionable Friday: May the Fourth Be With You

In honor of May The Fourth Be With You (AKA Star Wars Day) and a tribute to Carrie Fisher, I thought I’d do Fashionable Friday early this week and …

Star Wars