August 17, 2015

Startup energy brings Disney's BB-8 droid toy to life

GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) — If it weren't for someone willing to entertain a new idea, the new "Star Wars" droid, BB-8, wouldn't be rolling into living rooms this holiday season.

The robot — which looks like a mechanical head on a spinning ball — was the brainchild of filmmakers behind "Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens," who were unaware their puppetry-animated character could function in real life.

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