Just wondering following from this and this question, do we actually ever see (or have evidence of) Jedi successfully (or even attempting) to use their 'mind tricks' on Droids?

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    No. Mind control tricks don't work on droids since they don't have minds. – Valorum May 10 '15 at 9:15
  • @Richard I suspected that may have been the case, but seeing as though we establish it's likely they have consciousness, I thought it was worth establishing ;) – Often Right May 10 '15 at 9:16
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    Related, not dupe: scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/52205/… – Valorum May 10 '15 at 9:17
  • @Richard great find, kind of supports my question. Cheers ;) – Often Right May 10 '15 at 9:18
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    @Richard - Flagging as offensive to droids. – DVK-on-Ahch-To May 11 '15 at 2:38

In the Star Wars novel The Truce at Bakura, Luke Skywalker is able to extract a deadly parasite he was poisoned with with from his lungs using the Force. In the Clone Wars cartoon series, several of the Jedi Masters are able to dismantle droids and use their nuts and bolts to rip through them.

A Jedi cannot manipulate an android's mind per se, but if you follow the canon of story where they are insanely powerful and able to manipulate things on a small scale using the Force, then it could be reasoned that a Jedi with the knowledge of building and programming droids (e.g. Anakin Skywalker), could reprogram a droid using the Force; effectively altering/controlling its mind.

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  • What you reason towards is called Machine Empathy in certain settings. While all mutations are treasonous, having the Machine Empathy mutation is highly treasonous. Are you feeling okay, Djs-R-DOG? Do you need some more Wakey-Wakey pills, or perhaps some time in an HPD&MC correctional spa? – Codes with Hammer Dec 17 '15 at 14:34

Droids dont have a conscious mind. I think its common knowledge that robots have computers, not brains. It is shown throught the series that ind tricks only work on the weak MINDED. This is shown when Luke attempts a mind trick on Jabba The Hut. You could see an example prooving this too when Ben Kenobi tricked the Stormtrooper using the old favorite quote: "These are not the droids you are looking for."

In summary: Mind tricks only work on weak minded, droids do not have inds therefore a mind trick would be useless against a droid.

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    Do you have a reference for that? I don't think droid brain technology has come up in canon. Certainly in other franchises e.g. Asimov and Star Trek androids have "positronic brains". – Gaius May 10 '15 at 15:45
  • Here is a link answering your question. I have combed the wikis but I cant find references to what im saying. Here is the link:reddit.com/r/AskScienceFiction/comments/31xei7/… – Jackson Walker May 10 '15 at 17:24

Droids can be Jedi as seen in the comic Skippy the Jedi Droid, therefore, that makes droids one with the force just as all living things. So I think a Jedi mind trick could work on a droid

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