Smile generating robots... R2D2 (Astromech robots in Star Wars)
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
Guest article on NASA Johnson Space Center's Robonaut http://robotics.sciencemag.org/content
Here is some of the reaction in the popular press:
- 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