If you’re looking for a new robot buddy, check out this life-size BB-8 droid from the latest Star Wars.

This BB-8 is a replica created by Sphero, currently in Sydney for a Star Wars fan event on Thursday. Harrison Ford, aka Han Solo, is also scheduled to appear at the event taking place at the Sydney Opera House.

The replica is based on a Sphero toy, which is a ball-shaped robot controlled with a smartphone app via Bluetooth. Within the app you can steer the Sphero around, as well as prompt it to do things with voice commands. You can also play games with it, and it’ll project holograms — albeit only within your phone. Read more…

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A life-size Star Wars BB-8 Sphero is chilling at Sydney Harbour