What Do the New Star Wars Movie and Force Sensors Have in Common?
Unless you've been living under a rock, you're probably feeling the excitement and anticipation of the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie set to be released in theaters this December. If you can believe it, Star Wars dates all the way back to 1977. With that said, the creator himself, George Lucas had to reinvent the same type of on-screen technology that made Star Wars such a world-wide phenomenon.
Today, when you think of the graphics and technology that are used in movies, you probably think about CGI or Computer-Generated Imagery. Is CGI the answer to reinventing Star Wars? We think not and neither does George Lucas. After all, you can purchase your own real life drone today if you wanted to.
Introducing BB-8! This is not your dad's trash can on wheels or a shiny gold painted tin suit. This is a real robot with a free-rolling body and pivoting head, which can move 360 degrees. The concrete existence of BB-8 has fans excited and reliving the days of the original Star Wars that made it feel so real.
How do you think this basketball-shaped bot was made? It's so advanced looking you would think it was CGI, but it's not. Is it possible force sensors were employed?
Watch the official movie teaser here: https://youtu.be/erLk59H86ww