Idaho robotics program builds functioning R2-D2 robots
July 9, 2017
POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — What started as a senior project for a student enrolled in Idaho State University's College of Technology Robotics program has evolved into something that many Star Wars fans have dreamed of for decades — designing and building a fully-functional R2-D2 robot.
The Robotics program has one fully constructed R2-D2 robot and another that's under construction that program director Shane Slack said is hopeful will be done in time for September's Snake River Comic Con in Pocatello.
"Originally, one of the students came up and said they wanted to build an R2-D2 robot for...