R2-D2 (Artoo-Detoo)

Now the generic term for a small, maneuverable robot. (Read the full article)

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"One assumes that R2 astromech units have interchangeable components. There realistically could not be space inside the small form factor of R2D2 for all of the tools he carries, as well as an energy source, rocket fuel and computer components, and that big third leg he sometimes retracts into his body. Anyone ever try to create a schematic?"
(Mike C 1/26/2005 2:50:51 PM )
"R2 D2 is the best robot in the world. Who cares if he is so screwed up that he would cause a tear in the dimensional fabric and destroy the universe. Maybe his body parts shrink when they come back into his body."
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