Smile generating robots... R2D2 (Astromech robots in Star Wars)

August 2, 2018

What R2D2 and BB-8, the lovable astromechs from the Star Wars movies, can tell us about real robots.

Read the full article here...  http://robotics.sciencemag.org

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Guest article on NASA Johnson Space Center's Robonaut http://robotics.sciencemag.org/content

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Here is some of the reaction in the popular press:

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Fox News - 'Star Wars' robots wouldn't survive the real world

Tech Xplore - How realistic are those robots in Star Wars?

 

CNET - Star Wars robots like R2-D2, C3PO could help you in real life

 

Air & Space Magazine - Sorry, That Cute Robot From the Star Wars Movies Is Totally Impractical

 

 

 

 

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