Not so long ago, in our very own Milky Way galaxy, a plucky little droid named BB-8 roamed the hallowed halls of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, rubbing elbows with its robotic brethren. Happily, a photographer was on hand to capture this moment for posterity.
All photos: NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory/Caltech.
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First, a stop-off at the clean room where real NASA robots are made.
Photo op with JPL's disaster relief robot, RoboSimian.