When you’ve got enough money to build a moon-sized, planet-destroying space station, you can clone an army of millions of soldiers using the loose change you find in a sofa. For those of us who aren’t quite as well funded, UBTECH Robotics has thrown some Stormtrooper armor on one of its 16-inch tall humanoid robots so you can build a slightly more affordable army. Robotic Stormtroopers.
Will you be able to take over the galaxy using UBTECH’s Star Wars First Order Stormtrooper robot? We wouldn’t recommend placing an order for hundreds of AT-ATs and Star Destroyers just yet, but the tiny self-balancing bot does include a sentry mode so you can use a free accompanying app on a mobile device to set up a designated area for your trooper to patrol and monitor for invaders. And because augmented reality is the buzzword of the day, the free app can also be used with a smartphone or tablet to place the robot into interactive experiences.