R2-D2, phonetically spelled Artoo-Detoo or Artoo, was an astromech droid and undoubtedly the most famous unit of the R2 series. A longtime friend and counterpart of the protocol droid C-3PO, he served the Skywalker family faithfully for many years. Along with his resourcefulness, R2-D2 was equipped by his original owners, the Royal House of Naboo and the Royal Naboo Starfighter Corps, with many tool-tipped appendages that allowed him to serve as a superior starship mechanic and computer interface specialist. A bold droid in personality and temperament, R2-D2 would often enter dangerous situations without second thought in order to give aid to his masters. This adventurous streak served his companions well on numerous occasions, often turning the tide of galactic history.
*information taken from Wookieepedia*
Photos of the droid
|What up tripod? Real droids have a four legs. How does it feel to be the first bald droid in the galaxy Chrome Dome?||
|We were this close to
shoving the little dome right out the window on Coruscant. But no, the
stupid little droid had to have Luke save him.
Hey Luke, I am your destroyer.
We hate you, R2-Dumb2.