I've started a full ROS project for the true automation of an R2-D2 unit.
We've purchased a licensed replica from Side Show but I want to hack it into a full functional screen accurate robot.
We have a complete set of 1:1 scale blueprints from the original film production.
We also have purchased and laser-scanned an original dome, radar eye, and holoprojectors.
Through Q4 we will be creating accurate mesh files for use in simulation in RVIZ and Gazebo.
I actually spoke with Bjorn yesterday about any progress hes made on his R2 ROS project. He said life has gotten in the way and at this point his ROS work is ancient history as he put it. I was hoping to corral him into the project.