Episode 6:
Robotic Limbs

In the Star Wars universe, robotic limbs often lend a helping hand to the characters. In our world, IBM Watson was an integral part of training the robotic arm in this episode. Watch to learn more.

One-on-One with
IBM Research

From chatbots to call centers to virtual agents, Mitchell Mason, senior offering manager on the Watson Conversation Service, explains how Watson is revolutionizing the customer service industry.

What If?

What if movie magic could become our reality?

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 research and technology that IBM is working on will have real world applications.

Developer Lab

Robotic arms don’t just move on their own. They need to be programmed with various APIs and code. 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.