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 not more droideka/destroyer droids? [duplicate]

Droideka/destroyer droid's shields seem crazy over powered I.e. Blocking (deflecting?) blaster shots. So why aren't there more droidekas instead of standard battle droids or at least more droids ...
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When did C3PO get his restraining bolt removed?

Related to: Is C3PO a slave? R2D2 tricks Luke Skywalker into taking his restraining bolt off so that R2 can run off and look for Obi-Wan Kenobi. But I don't recall any point in the movie where ...
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Why are the B-1 battle droids in the Star Wars prequels and The Clone Wars (2008-2014) so dumb?

The everyday infantry droids in the Star Wars prequels and The Clone Wars TV series are dumb as rocks. They are constantly confused, hoodwinked and bamboozled by paper-thin schemes, when they aren't ...
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Has technological progress stopped or reached a peak in the Star Wars universe?

In the last 30 years, human technology has developed massively. Every year a new smartphone is released with a faster processor, more memory, better features. Why hasn't the same level of progress ...
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Are C3PO and R2D2 different from normal Star Wars Droids?

OK, remember a few things about Lucas' favorite droids: They are possibly not sentient. Sentience in Star Wars seem to be a fine line, and to be completely honest - does not seem to be consistently ...
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Real life R2-D2? [closed]

Given the current state of technology and recent developments in robotics, computing & AI, do you think it is possible to build a working R2-D2, or R-series droid today given unlimited money, time ...
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Republic virus to destroy droids [closed]

Droids are computers with hardware and software, so my question is: Why the Republic did not create a virus to destroy the memory of droids and thus win the war?
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Do any other Jedi own droids?

LUKE: Then the droid does belong to you. BEN: Don't seem to remember ever owning a droid. Very interesting... Obi-Wan says he never owned a droid (though he did have an astromech attached to ...
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Why doesn't the Mos Eisley Cantina allow droids? [duplicate]

"We don't serve their kind here." The bartender at the Mos Eisley Cantina makes it clear to Luke that Threepio and Artoo have to wait outside. With such upstanding citizens as the Jawas around, I ...
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What happened to General Grievous's body in Star Wars Episode 3?

What happened to General Grievous's body after he died in Episode 3? Could his body have been used or was it destroyed with the rest of them? I heard that it was used to make a another droid.
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What happened to the battle droids after Star Wars Episode 3?

what happened to the battle droids in Episode 3? Why are they not mentioned/used in episodes 4-6? I know the separatist droid factory was destroyed in Episode 2, and they are still featured in 3, but ...
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In the Star Wars Universe, where do droids get their personality?

The droids in Star Wars have distinctive personalities. R2-D2 is bold and confident, C3PO is cowardly and a sycophant, EV-9D9 is sadistic, etc... Are these personality traits designed in wholesale ...
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Why don't more droids remove their restraining bolts?

In "Downfall of a Droid" (S01E06 of The Clone Wars), R2-D2 is captured by a Trandoshan trader, who puts a restraining bolt on him and puts him in a storage bay of sorts. However, R2-D2 simply nudges ...
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Are droids hackable in the Star Wars universe?

Are droids hackable in the Star Wars universe? For example, theoretically, could an Imperial hacker hack into C3P0's memory (let's say while the poor robot is in pieces in the Cloud City, before ...
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Why didn't PROXY have/use these combat modules?

Why didn't PROXY have/use these combat modules: for example General Grievous or Mace Windu or even Yoda? Grievous would be a great challenge, Windu as well and Yoda? Would they be too hard, and that's ...
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Was prejudice against droids common in the Star Wars universe- or was it just the bartender [later identified as 'Wuher'] at the Cantina?

"We don't serve their kind" is certainly a bit prejudicial- but are these commonly held views in this universe? We don't see it happen anywhere else in the films- but is it implied elsewhere?
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Do droids have consciousness?

Is the question of droid consciousness ever addressed in canon sources? Are they self aware or do they merely pass the turing test by seeming self aware?
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Is it true that C-3PO was anatomically correct?

I have heard the rumor from a couple of people into SciFi (and some chain emails over the years), that C-3PO was not simply humanoid looking but anatomically correct - in crude terms, the costume had ...
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How would featuring R2D2 alienate the New Republic Government?

According to the Wookieepedia article on the R2-Series astromech droid: Ever since the droid came to the public's attention shortly after the destruction of the first Death Star, despite having ...
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How many R2 droid units were there according to canon?

We know that most Star Wars droids were designated using 4 letters of High Galactic alphabet (which is basically Latin so base 36 including numbers). Then, the upper bounds on named R2 units would ...
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Is there only one R2D2 droid in the galaxy or were other R2D2 droids made?

I know there are different versions of R2 droids but are there multiples of each version of those droids? In other words were there any other R2D2 droids manufactured in the galaxy or is there only ...
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Do the different colors of the R2 units denote any specific differences?

Through out the Star Wars series we catch glimpses of different R2 units. Many of them are styled differently than R2-D2. Is there any listed standard that has an indication of differences in the ...
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What's the difference between cyborgs and androids?

On Star Trek, Commander Data is not human, he's an android, not a cyborg. I thought cyborgs looked human (like terminator) but droids looked more robot than human (like C3PO). Is this an official ...
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What kind of droid replaced Luke Skywalker's Hand?

What kind of droid replaced Luke Skywalker's hand at the end of Empire Strikes Back? Does a Protocol Droid have the kind of expertise needed for that?
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Is there a canonical textual representation of Binary?

R2D2 (and several similar Astromech droids) are generally not equipped with a vocabulator, and instead communicate using a well-established series of electronic beeps, "bloops," buzzes, chirps, ...
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Why Can't R2-D2 Talk?

Anyone who has written software with any complexity knows the importance of logging clearly readable error messages to make debugging easier. Cryptic or short error messages like "Error #5" won't ...
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Are droids a ‘he/she’ or an ‘it’?

Inspired by this question. Are droids in the Star Wars universe referred to with gendered pronouns (i.e. he or she), or are they referred to as objects (i.e. it)?