Patent or CGI? All About the Droid in Star Wars Episode VII - The Force Awakens

Patent or CGI? All About the Droid in Star Wars Episode VII - The Force Awakens

If you are one of the millions eagerly anticipating the release of “Star Wars Episode VII – The Force Awakens,” then you may have seen BB-8, a rolling robot that is set to make its first film appearance in the Star Wars® movie franchise. While robots have appeared in prior Star Wars movies, BB-8 is believed to be the first actually portrayed by a real remote-controlled robot, rather than by an actor or a puppet or by using special effects, such as CGI. You may ask, how is this possible? Well, the answer may lie – at least in part – in a patent identified by several Star Wars super fans from Spain.

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