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This probably isnt the RC droid youre looking for There’s a new remote-controlled Star Wars droid on the way, but it might not be the one at the top of most people’s gift lists. The R/C Mouse Droid (via Gizmodo) is about as basic as a bot can get, but the tiny scene stealing droid will
TechCrunch | Oct 18, 2016 8:40 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Rinspeed's latest CES concept is a wacky R2 droid with wheels No, seriously, Rinspeed considers it a "trendy buddy" to R2D2.
Yahoo! News | Oct 6, 2016 2:26 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
This ballbot is like a real-life BB-8 It isn’t quite as lovable as the spherical droid from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but this robot from Carnegie Mellon University has the benefit of being more than a special effect (however cool). And believe it or not, it basically has no m
TechCrunch | Oct 5, 2016 7:43 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Google Pixel rolls the dice with Verizon exclusivity The deal is a throwback to the original partnership around the Motorola Droid. That doesn't mean success is guaranteed this time around.
Yahoo! News | Oct 5, 2016 2:49 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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HBO's 'Westworld' reboot lacks the original's droid rage Was the 1973 Michael Crichton movie Westworld ever a story that cried out for adaptation as an ongoing cable series? The story of a futuristic amusement park for tourists and the robots who turn on their human counterparts was a hit in its day, but didnt
New York Post | Sep 28, 2016 07:13 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Cute Robot Provides Customer Service A cute humanoid-looking robot is making its way into the droid customer service market. One day, the robot known as Sanbot could be a hotel concierge or classroom teacher. VOAs Deborah Block has more details.
Voice of America | Sep 19, 2016 04:38 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
BB-8 waffles roll up to the breakfast table but don't beep or boop "The Force Awakens" every morning with a balanced breakfast accompanied by an edible droid or two.
Yahoo! News | Sep 14, 2016 2:15 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
A brief encounter with Kenny Baker: R2-D2 on fame, fans and the sad rise of CGI The actor behind Star Warss beloved droid died last weekend. James Innes-Smith remembers a cab ride with the star 10 years ago, in which he spoke of his music-hall roots, being typecast and his fractious relationship with C-3P0Has anyone seen R2-D2? Its 2
The Guardian | Aug 19, 2016 12:33 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend