Episode 3:
Bacta Tanks and Carbonite

If you have a close encounter with a wampa, then you’re spending some time in a bacta tank. At least that’s how it works in the Star Wars universe. See how IBM Research is exploring how our bodies heal in our world. Watch to learn more.

One-on-One with
IBM Research

Dr. Jeannette Garcia, Polymer Chemist, at IBM Research - Almaden tells us how self-healing polymers impact manufacturing.

What If?

What if Stormtroopers had armor made of self-healing polymers?

Science Fantasy VS Reality

Most of the technology in Star Wars was conceived in the late 1970s, yet it still seems futuristic. What IBM Research is working on can seem just as otherworldly. The big difference is that Star Wars tech only works in the movies, while the stuff IBM is working on has every day, real world applications. Check out these schematics and see for yourself.

Explore the inner and outer rim of the set

Look behind the scenes and get up close to some of the props.

Science Fantasy
Meets Science Reality.

The IBM and Star Wars partnership shows that the technology in our world and a galaxy far, far away may not be so different. The Star Wars universe is filled with unbelievable technology, but a glance into IBM Research labs and Watson’s services reveals we may be closer than we think. With Star Wars and IBM, science fantasy meets science reality.

IBM Watson

IBM Watson is the AI Platform for Business that is learning the language and nuances of specific industries and professions and augmenting human intelligence to scale expertise.

IBM Research

IBM Research is inventing things that matter to the world and pioneering some of today’s most promising and disruptive technologies, including AI, blockchain, and quantum computing. With labs on six continents, it is one of the largest industrial research organizations in the world.