Droids is a term used in the Star Wars Universe and refers to the Android characters featured in the franchise.

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Why wasn't the Separatist Army more lightsaber resistant? [duplicate]

In older galactic wars, when lightsabers are prevalent on both fronts, it was the norm for militaries, private security forces, bounty hunters and other adventurers alike to arm themselves with ...
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If C3PO is a protocol droid, why is he so annoying?

Anybody who's worked in the US foreign service can tell you that people in charge of protocol are often very polite, very considerate, and very attentive to how their actions and words come across to ...
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What model droid is Chopper's mismatched leg from?

In the Season 2 episode of Rebels "Lost Droid" - we see Chopper obtain a replacement original strut to replace his mismatched (green) one What model astromech droid is the green leg from?
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What are the droids in this Clone Wars Legacy episode?

In the unfinished-but-still-canon Clone Wars Legacy, Bad Batch episode 3: "On the Wings of Keeradaks", the Techno Union facility was guarded by what seems to me as a new droid model. It has limbs that ...
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How many languages does a protocol droid typically know?

Is C3P0's knowledge of 6 million languages at or above average for a protocol droid serving in diplomacy? How many languages does the average protocol droid programmed for the job know?
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Do R2D2 and C-3PO have principles? Would they have rebelled against Vader if they had remained in his service?

I find the concept of droids such as Artoo and Threepio having personality, emotions and some level of intelligence really interesting, when they are pretty much considered slaves/servants with ...
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Why did Princess Leia choose R2-D2?

We all know the opening scenes of Star Wars Episode IV, where the Rebel ship is captured, and Princess Leia places the Death Star plans into R2-D2's memory banks. R2-D2 and C-3PO then escape the ship ...
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Is BB-8's name inspired by BB ammunition?

The distinguishing feature of BB-8's design compared to other astromechs is his spherical body, whereas previously seen astromechs generally have a cylindrical body. What the name inspired by BB ...
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How many times was C-3PO less than honest with Luke?

Related to this question: How many times was Obi-Wan less than honest with Luke? In A New Hope, when Luke asks 3PO to tell him about the rebellion, the droid replies: I'm not very good at ...
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Interrogation droid syringe “British Made”

In Episode IV: A New Hope, an interrogation droid is used to torture Leia. Screencap from the movie This droid is equipped with a syringe. Photo of the actual prop in a museum This syringe ...
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Where in the movie was this scene with R2-D2 and BB-8 supposed take place?

One of the Promos for The Force Awakens shows R2-D2 and C-3PO meeting BB-8 in a desert, probably Jakku. Where in the movie was this supposed to go?
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What type of droid did Owen think he was buying from the Jawas?

LUKE: "Uncle Owen! This R2 unit has a bad motivator, look!" The droid uncle Owen wanted to buy at first, nicknamed "Red", was R5-D4, belonging to the R5-series, which was according to the Legends ...
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Why did the Lars family need an astromech droid?

It was very clear why Owen decided to buy C-3PO: OWEN: What I really need is a droid who understands the binary language of moisture vaporators. But they appeared to be really interested in ...
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Which 'finger' was BB-8 sticking up?

At one point in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Finn and BB-8 are talking. Finn gives BB-8 a thumbs-up. In return, BB-8 extends a little lit welding torch/lighter. I've heard two different ...
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Are there any good Star Wars resources about mouse droids that reference a video sensor?

I am writing a story from the perspective of a Star Wars mouse droid (seen on Death Star). Are there any good resources (short stories, cross-sections, interviews, concept sketches, etc.) which reveal ...
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Have droids ever had a romantic relationship?

Have two Star Wars droids ever been in a relationship together, either in-canon, questionable canon or not-canon?
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Why does R2-D2's computer interface arm rotate?

In a number of places in the star wars films where we see R2-D2 interface directly with a computer, his interface arm and the socket it plugs into both rotate periodically. The out-of-universe ...
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Why does Binary exist?

According to Wookiepedia, few organics have directly learnt and understood Binary, and these are mainly people who interact with droids frequently at a technical level, such as pilots, mechanics, ...
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What does an astromech droid actually do while deployed in combat?

The answers to " Can astromech droids control and fly the ships they're mounted in " question make it clear that an astromech can fly a ship, but we normally see pilots controlling their ships ...
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Why does Rey treat BB-8 like a sentient being?

Related to What did Rey tell Teedo that caused him to release BB-8? - Rey approaches Teedo and intimidated him as if he captured a sentient being. Are all droids afforded a status that gives them ...
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Why did Han own a training remote?

In Star Wars - Episode IV: A New Hope, Luke uses a training remote found onboard the Millennium Falcon as part of his lightsaber training. A picture on the Wookieepedia page for "Training Remotes" is ...
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How does BB-8 move in the sand without skidding?

Question inspired by Neil deGrasse Tyson's tweet: In @StarWars #TheForceAwakens, BB-8, a smooth rolling metal spherical ball, would have skidded uncontrollably on sand. Is this ever explained ...
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How much do R2-D2 and BB-8 weigh?

The question is self-explanatory: How much do the astromech droids R2-D2 and BB-8 weigh, in-universe?
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Starwars IV and V How is that Obi Wan Kenobi couldn't have recognize Anakin's droids? [duplicate]

When A2-D3 arrived to Luck's home he said that he have an important mission. Then he went to search for Obi-Wan. After desert people attacked and then retreated Jedi Master was unabled to recognize ...
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What are the standard, stock color schemes available for an “off-the-shelf” BB unit droid?

Saw this quote from Poe Dameron in this question regarding BB-8: He’s a BB unit. One of a kind. Orange and white. Utterly unique and utterly invaluable. So, if BB-8 has some “utterly unique ...
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How does BB-8 decelerate?

In The Force Awakens, we see BB-8 stop on each step as he descends a staircase following Rey as she goes to BB-8 literally stops as he lands on each step before starting again to move down to the ...
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Why does BB-8 follow Rey?

Is it because Rey just saved BB-8 from a net, and then the droid just decides to follow her about - or is it for some other reason? Does BB-8 have any idea who Rey is prior to being rescued by her? ...
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How does the memory storage work on the droids?

It just occured me that R2-D2 is about 65 years old in the events of The Force Awakens. As far I know, he hasn't ever received a memory wipe - meaning that he has been storing data for all of those ...
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Why do battle droids have surrender programming?

I was watching the Clone Wars series and I find the OOM Battle droids are some of the funniest characters around. But is there any IU reason individual units think of surrender at the first sign of ...
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Kenny Baker's attitude toward Star Wars

inspired by Alec Guinness's attitude toward Star Wars... I've heard claims here and there about Kenny Baker's attitude toward the Star Wars franchise, with some claiming that he hates it or used ...
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Is BB-8 female?

I don’t remember where I saw it, but I read somewhere that BB-8 is supposed to be female (s/he has a different “voice” than R2, at least). Is there any evidence supporting either gender for BB-8?
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If C-3PO can speak “Binary” (aka: droidspeak) then why don’t we ever hear him speaking in bloops and bleeps like R2-D2 and other droids in the movies?

PREFACE: I have seen this other thread and that question is about in-universe explanations but provides no out-of-universe production rationale for omitting some C-3PO “bleeping blooping” scenes which ...
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How can Rey and others understand BB-8 in the Force Awakens?

Spoilers regarding Rey and BB-8 from The Force Awakens below: It seems like everyone can suddenly understand droid speak (from at least BB-8) in The Force Awakens. If I remember correctly, from the ...
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What made R2-D2 reactivate in “The Force Awakens?”

During The Force Awakens, BB-8 tries to wake up R2-D2, but is unsuccessful. At the end of the movie, R2-D2 wakes up. I didn't catch anything really explaining why he would activate just at that ...
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Why does C-3PO have a red arm in “The Force Awakens?”

In Star Wars: The Force Awakens, We run into C-3PO again. For some reason, he has a red left arm. However, the situation/reasons behind how he got this red arm is glossed over (even by the character ...
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Why is R2-D2 considered a droid?

Oxford dictionaries defines "android" as: a robot with a human appearance. I assume droid is a shortened version of android. This makes sense for C-3PO, who is obviously humanoid in appearance, ...
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Are there records of Rebel usage of CIS technology?

For as long as I can remember, the Rebel Alliance (at least in its earlier years) has resorted to appropriating abandoned CIS (Confederacy of Independent Systems) droids, mechs and especially ships ...
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Who is the Maker?

C-3PO frequently speaks of “the Maker.” Is this a true droid religion, or is this a religious reverence by droids for their specific creators (in this case, Anakin, even though C-3PO has forgotten who ...
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Do droids feel pain?

In Return of the Jedi, there's a garbage bin droid having his feet branded in Jabba's palace. It sounds like it's screaming in fear of pain, and makes more pained noises as the hot irons touch it's ...
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Can astromech droids control and fly the ships they're mounted in

I was wondering if astromech droids like R2-D2 could fully control any (unmanned) ship they're mounted in.
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Why the fake desert landscape in Return of the Jedi?

At the end of the battle against Jabba and his henchmen, which was set in (what appears to be) a real desert, the two droids are lifted out of the sand, feet first, against a very fake looking ...
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Where do R2-D2's drinks come from?

This image from the Star Wars Blueprints: The Ultimate Collection shows R2's drink serving arm, labeled #5. However, it doesn't explain where the beverage reservoirs are located. The only fluids ...
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When does R2-D2 demonstrate his supposed 'extendable neck', and since when does he have this capability?

The Star Wars Blueprints: The Ultimate Collection book provides this image which include #8 Hydaulic head extenders as well as this text: R2-D2 rarely uses his extendable neck, specifically ...
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Are any Star Wars materials written from the perspective of the droids?

I know that Lucas said he framed the story in the original trilogy around R2-D2 and C-3P0, based on the peasant characters being at the center of the action in Kurosawa's The Hidden Fortress. But ...
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In-universe, how is BB-8's head adhered to his body?

In-universe, how is BB-8's head adhered to his body?
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What tools have Astromech droids demonstrated in canon?

As linked in this answer, the official Star Wars Databank describes: Astromech droids are a series of versatile utility robots generally used for the maintenance and repair of starships and ...
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What are BB-8's class of droids designed for?

It's well-known that C-3PO is a protocol droid. R2-D2 is an astromech. What is BB-8 and what does that function entail? This is likely to be answerable now based on marketing material or toy ...
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In-universe and out-of-universe meaning behind droid names? [duplicate]

What are the in-universe and out-of-universe meanings behind the names droids are given? The out-of-universe origin of R2-D2 ("Reel 2 - Dialogue 2") is widely known, but what about in-universe? ...
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Why do the Prequels recycle old sounds for R2-D2 and Chewie?

The sounds in the Star Wars universe are usually very unique and diverse. In the original trilogy the sounds made by Chewbacca and R2-D2 seem to be brand new sounds in each film, meaning that R2 and ...
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Force Sensitive Droids/Cyborgs [duplicate]

Is it possible for a Droid or a Cyborg to be sensitive to the force and ultimately train to become a Jedi/Sith? I was thinking General Grievous might be but I can't remember how he got his ...