Episode 4:
Speeders and Hover Vehicles

Hover vehicles have been a staple of science fiction for a long time. Although IBM isn’t working on its own hover vehicle, some tech that would go into making them is revolutionizing many industries. Watch to learn more.

One-on-One with
IBM Research

Kevin Roche, engineer scientist at IBM Research Almaden, talks about how superconductors are the future of mass transportation.

What If?

What if Earth had hovercraft technology like the Star Wars universe?

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.

Developer Lab

You can’t pilot a speeder, but you can pilot a connected drone. This drone is programmed with Watson Visual Recognition, so it can analyze the images it captures. Now, you can program one 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.