R2 is being built (is a robot ever really finished?) by Marcel Felix of the R2_autonomous builders group. He has converted his bot over to Leaf software to make it autonomous.
These R2D2 replica builders do a fantastic job of building "real" looking R2D2s. I suspect they look better than many which actually made it into the films.
Anyway, There are a few pictures following and especially a movie of R2 (and Marcel) doing his tricks. I should have got a few more pictures of R2's innards, but didn't. Maybe Marcel can take a few and send them over for inclusion?
Apologies for the movie. It's the first time I've tried to do any movie editing. (But, it's not as bad as I was afraid it might be ;-) (Alex)
As usual, click on the pictures to enlarge them.
Movie....Warning 10 MB.