Breaking News: Puppies Play with BB-8

Thursday, 03 September 2015 - 3:47PM
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Thursday, 03 September 2015 - 3:47PM
Breaking News: Puppies Play with BB-8
Remember that adorable, amazing Sphero BB-8 droid that comes out tomorrow for Force Friday? Certain influential tastemakers got to try out the toy one day early, and it led to one of the best Star Wars movies we've ever seen.



The puppies seem to give the toy positive reviews, even if they all sort of have looks on their faces like "What the f*ck is this thing?", and some of them are scared of it (those are my favorites). For the most part, though, it looks like the most emotive droid of our times and the most lovable animal on Earth are a good fit. Who would have thought?

The droid is essentially the same as Sphero's robotic ball toy in terms of appearance, but with BB-8's signature soccer ball aesthetic and a magnetized head that balances on top as BB-8 autonomously rolls through your home, using an app that runs on your smartphone. It can perform pre-programmed movements, such as nodding and shaking its head, respond to voice commands, follow its owner around, and send holographic messages.

Plus, this:

Puppies Playing with BB-8

Via io9.
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