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This project presents, in detail, an electrically operated mechanical robotic system based on the fictional AI character “Artoo-Detoo” or “R2D2” from the movie saga “Star Wars” by Lucasfilm Ltd. It played a critical supporting role in the movie and is heavily revered by the ‘Star Wars’ fan. So, it was a great experience to build a copy of R2D2. The project “R2D2” will definitely catch everyone’s eyes as it will bring back all those nostalgic memories most of us had debating, arguing and yet enjoying the Star Wars saga. The main objective of this project is for entertainment purpose but we will also add some extra features to add some spice to the mix. R2D2 head is internally fitted with a camera to stream live feed to our controlling device. A laptop is used instead of a traditional controller, with the assistance of medium ranged router to control the movement of the R2D2. R2D2 can detect faces and also take photos for now. Future prospects of this project is vast, as functions such as voice recognition and face recognition can alter the role of R2D2 from being just entertainment to a robot who can identify and track any individual. Thus we can also make R2D2 fully autonomous with collision detection and path tracking. Voice recognition is a must have nowadays. This will be used for motion control as well as communicating with any person.