Calling all Star Wars fans, you can now own your very own Stormtrooper robot


Text: Janice Sim

It’s the cutest bot we’ve seen in awhile

Just last week, die-hard fans of the Star Wars franchise got an exciting teaser to the highly-anticipated Star Wars: The Last Jedi with the release of its official trailer. Whether you had goosebumps over Daisy Ridley's badassery or the epic orchestra soundtrack booming in the background, here's an extra sweetener leading up to the movie's release in December — your very own Star Wars First Order Stormtrooper robot.

Star Wars Stormtrooper

Created by the geniuses (and possibly fellow fanatics) at UBTECH, this cute little fella is armed with an augmented reality (AR) app that allows you total control via verbal orders. Want to launch a "attack" or guard your pesky sibling from barging into your room? Just say the word, and your Stormtrooper robot will be there to do the necessary patrol. It is also smart and savvy enough not to bump into any furniture, thanks to an infrared sensor to detect and avoid objects. 

Star Wars Stormtrooper

There's more — your future iPhone X isn't the only device to pledge facial loyalty; this bot does the job, too. Using its facial biometrics feature, you can store up to three faces in the database which your little Stormtrooper will answer to. To that we say, tough luck for lurking intruders out there. 

Just a collectible? Not this fella — after all, it is a First Order Stormtrooper robot we're talking about here.

Pre-order your Stormtrooper Robot now at Ban Leong or head to selected retail partners like Challenger and Harvey Norman, where it will be made available by end November 2017.