VIDEO: New episode of “Science and Star Wars” from Disney, Lucasfilm features real-life Helper Droids

in Entertainment, Star Wars, Technology

Could helper droids like R2D2 and BB-8 become a reality anytime soon?

The second episode of “Science and Star Wars” from Disney and Lucasfilm seeks to answer that question. The digital series shows how close real-world science has come to all the cool technology from the “Star Wars” films.

In the second installment, the team introduces Robonaut, a robot astronaut who will someday pilot spaceships with no humans on board. Michael McMaster and Mike Senna, two of the “Star Wars” droid builders, also create a smart robot who answers Star Wars trivia.

WATCH – HELPER DROIDS:

The series continues with eight more episodes exploring the gray area between science and science fiction. You can find more on the Star Wars Facebook page.

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