5 Star War Technologies That are Actually Available

So to go hand in hand with my last post about cool technologies I wish existed, here’s a list of technologies from Star Wars that actually exist. 

1. Speeder Bikes: From Return of the Jedi; the price for one of these bad boys is a mere sum somewhere between $50,000-100,000 (pocket change, obviously)

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2. Laser Canons: The US Navy started using the Laser Weapon System in 2014. Sadly there are no “pew-pew” sound effects

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3. Floating Probe Drones: From The Empire Strikes Back; vBat is a drone vision camera that is primarily used to pick up things

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4. Remotes (Miniature Hover Bots): NASA made SPHERES, a little spherical robot commanded by astronauts in space

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5. Prosthetic Limbs with Feeling: DARPA has created prosthetic limbs (ReNET) that are capable of feeling; although this is still in beta

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By maggiebania

2 comments on “5 Star War Technologies That are Actually Available

  1. These are really great! I have huge hopes for the prosthetic limbs especially. I think the usefulness of investing in working, finely-tuned prosthetic limbs for those who need them is vast!

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