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'Star Wars' R2-D2-themed jet ready to take flight, BB-8 design on the way

These are the droids you are looking to fly in: ANA Japan unveils its R2-D2 jet as well as other "Star Wars" designs that include a BB-8 jet for the upcoming "The Force Awakens" film.

By September 14, 2015


Buddy the robot protector looks like R2-D2's first cousin

Buddy, a friendly robotic family personal assistant from Blue Frog Robotics, stopped by the CNET studios this week, and it might just be the closest thing to R2 we've seen yet.

By August 25, 2015


R5-D4 just can't get out of R2-D2's shadow in this 'Conan' short

R5-D4 had a killer week helping out Conan O'Brien and Andy Richter at Comic-Con, but no matter how hard he tries, he just can't best his nemesis R2-D2.

By July 13, 2015


Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's...R2-D2?!

A San Diego-based custom drone company called Flyguy Promotions turns fictional movie and cartoon characters like Snoopy and the adorable "Star Wars" rustbucket into not-so-fictional flying machines.

By July 10, 2015


R2-D2 hits the roof as a camper vent cover

A "Star Wars" fan turns a boring vent cover on his camper into the droid he's looking for. CNET chats with the DIYer about his crafty efforts to turn R2-D2 into a camping co-pilot.

By June 29, 2015


Life-size rolling R2-D2 refrigerator delivers space-cold beverages

The frosty beer you're looking for may soon be handed over by a full-size powered R2-D2 mini-fridge that comes at your command.

By June 5, 2015


VW Bus transformed into rolling R2-D2 'Star Wars' tribute

This Volkswagen Bus is an out-of-this-galaxy van painstakingly decorated to look like the beloved droid.

By May 12, 2015


Angry Lego R2-D2 blasts Jawas in new animated short

R2-D2 is a deadly machine in this Lego animated short, which sees Artoo taking on the Jawas who try to capture him in "Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope."

By May 11, 2015


You can fly in an R2-D2 'Star Wars'-themed jet this year

There are several months to go before the premiere of "The Force Awakens," but you could experience a droid-based flight before then.

By April 17, 2015


Awww. Watch R2-D2 fall in love with the droid he's looking for

In the incredibly cute short film "Artoo in Love," the whimsical droid sets out on a journey to find his one true love. It's enough to make your heart go beep beep beep boop.

By March 31, 2015