R2D2 Toy Robot

R2D2 Toy Robot



R2d2 Toy Robot. Robot toy manufacturers definitely get inspiration from popular robots of successful movies. One such example is R2D2 from the timeless flick Star Wars. R2D2 which was seen in the movie’s first installment Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, has since been a favorite among robot enthusiasts, young and old alike.

In the sci-fi movie series, R2D2 was featured as an ingenious, adventurous and spirited astromech droid from the tranquil world of Naboo. The real R2D2 in the movie is a .96-meter unit provided with all kinds of tool-tipped attachments that made him the starship mechanic and specialist on the computer interface.

After the success of the movie, toy manufacturers had taken inspiration from R2D2. Among these toys was the Sonic land-Speeder, released in 1978, which was controlled by sound. In order to make it run and change directions, the user has to click the R2D2-shaped controller. Another type of R2D2-inspired toy manufactured by Kenner was the Star Wars plush R2D2 toy, among other Star Wars characters released in 1979.

These days, more advanced R2D2 toy robots are available in the market. Hammacher has released a voice activated R2D2 toy robot. This technically-advanced mechanical model can respond to different voice commands, go up the stairs, and move around the room in its usual pace. It is capable of following 40 voice commands such as “turn around”, “R2 behave yourself” and “move backward”.

You can also make it participate in games such as tag with the use of its built-in infrared sensor to search for people around the room. The sensor also allows the R2D2 robot to go after you. This toy robot is equipped with a revolving dome head and can also make distinctively happy and sad sounds. It is even capable of playing dialogues and sounds from the Star Wars movies. Answering yes-no questions is possible too. This R2D2 toy is powered by four AA and four D batteries and is ideal for kids 8 years old and up. It can be purchased online through http://www.hammacher.com/Product/Default.aspx? sku=77944&refsku=75698 for $199.85.

Another R2D2 replica released in 2002 by Hasbro is called R2D2 Interactive Astromech droid, which is available in the market. This toy features a concealed cargo compartment, a unique movable utility-arm which can hold beverages, a detachable sensor range, light beam, microphones, and a flexible droid mood status gauge. Considered to be among the most advanced droids around, this R2D2 robotic toy is equipped with routing technology and location sensors.

Hasbro’s R2D2 also comes in three vocal prompt modes with three menu functions and six different capabilities. R2D2 Interactive Astromech can use its infrared scanner to search or avoid people, use its sonar system to detect surfaces around it, use its three microphones to interact with people, execute an action after given a voice command, respond to an outside stimulus, and utilize its artificial intelligence engine to carry out its desires.

R2D2’s astonishing attributes consist of moving around on its own, turning its front ray on and off, and play secret message executed through an accurate voice command.

This robotic toy can be purchased online through http://www.amazon.com/Star-Interactive-Astromech-Droid-Robot/dp/B001E95SQ2.

Click HERE to read more about the R2D2 Toy Robot.

New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.

Recent Articles

  1. Stu the AI Robot

    Jul 23, 16 12:26 AM

    Stu the AI Robot - Debugging

    Read More

  2. Best Game Camera Security Box

    Jul 07, 16 10:47 PM

    Camera stolen again? This is the best Game Camera Security Box on the market. It...

    Read More

  3. Robots and Androids

    Jul 03, 16 12:50 AM

    A site with information on robots and androids including their history, building them, and so much more.

    Read More

Robot-Android-Blog  Read our blog about robots, building robots, and easy robot building.

How to Build a Robot How to Build a Robot takes you through each step required to build a robot.

Build an Arduino Robot Yes you CAN! We get you started.

Robot Comics Robot Comics are HERE! We start off our comics with...

Virtual Steve Jobs Virtual Steve Jobs? Steve Jobs is gone and we missed him so much we re-created his essence in software...

The EZ Robot Review The EZ Robot Review. This article reviews the EZ Robot building system, the robot board and system for beginner's robot building.

Medical Robots Medical robots are now showing their silver faces in hospitals and doctors' offices across the world.

Roomba Repair Quick and Simple Fixes for Your iRobot Roomba vacuum

Roomba Batteries How to extend the life of your Roomba's battery. Buy replacement batteries here.

Robot Cars - Yesterday’s Vision, Today’s Reality Are robot cars 'on track' to becoming the way of the future? What issues are at stake at their current level of development?

Robot Car Safety - The Future of Today’s Vehicles

Robot Car Safety can be identified by two main technological components - lacking in human drivers -a (1) instant reaction time and (2) 360-degree awareness of the road.

Educational Robots Learn robotics with these educational robots..

Robot People Robotic replicas of people - robot people - are starting to pop up here and there. We even visit a company who is today making them to order.

Hacking Elvis - The Alive Elvis Animatronic Robot In these articles we show you how to run your Alive Elvis from a microcontroller such as the Arduino and the Basic Stamp. Hacking Elvis...

Wall-e toy robots from Disney Wall-e toy robots are still popular this year

R2D2 Toy Robot : Interactive-Astromech Droid Here's a review of the high-end R2D2 toy robot, the interactive astromech droid.

Toy Robot Dogs Toy Robot dogs: In the robot pet store, you will find toy robot dogs - robomuts if you will - of all sizes, shapes and prices.

Wowwee Robotics Wowwee Robotics has been building toy robots for years.

Lost in Space Toys : The Robot Lost in Space Toys : There have been scores of toys built resembling the Lost in Space Robot, sometimes call by his model number "B9"...

Tribot Robot The tribot robot is one of the most entertaining toy robots that has come from Wowwee...

Terminator Robots Terminator Robots : The Terminator movies and television show brought robots to...

Artificial Intelligence: Our Brain In That Small Chip Artificial Intelligence was once thought of as an impossible feat. Now, with modern advancements in robotic technology, machines can be made to think like humans.

R2D2 - An Adventurous, Resourceful, and Loyal Robot R2D2 demonstrates several notable characteristics every human can learn from, in spite of the fact that he is, a robot. Read his biography here.

Anybots Vistual Assistant Robots - The Coming of Age in Telepresence Robotics Anybots Virtual Assistant Robots are expected to grow in a few years, or perhaps sooner.

BlueBiped: Propelled by it's Own Weight BlueBiped uses no power source to walk. This robot has set a Guinness World Record, walking nonstop for a distance of 15 km (9.32 miles), the longest distance ever walked by a bipedal robot

EZ-Robot May Be the Easiest Way to Build a Robot EZ-Robot May Be the Easiest Way to Build a Robot. The EZ-Robot is a $235 kit that includes everything you need to transform one of your old toys into a functional robot.

Introducing MorpHex, a Spherical Hexapod Robot Introducing MorpHex, a Spherical Hexapod Robot. Imagine a robot shaped like a ball which transforms into a walking six-legged contraption. That’s a description of MorpHex, created by Kare Halvorsen.

Recovering Kids Monitored by Robots After Surgery Recovering Kids Monitored by Robots After Surgery. A Boston, Mass. hospital introduces a sci-fi worthy caregiver system, where patients can go home and stay monitored by robots after surgery.

iCub the "Baby Robot" - Learns to Crawl Like a Baby Have you heard of the iCub? It is a one-meter high android originally developed by the Europe-based RobotCub Consortium. The iCub strongly resembles

Dongbu Robot HOVIS Kits Allow Users to Build An Android Phone Powered Robot Dongbu Robot HOVIS Kits Allow Users to Build An Android Phone Powered Robot

Robots and Androids



to read about the


Build an Arduino Robot!

Get the ebook.

Only $.99!