Episode 9:
Boba Fett

Boba Fett is among the Star Wars galaxy’s best bounty hunters. Part of what makes him great is all his gadgets and tech that help him do his job better. IBM Research is developing hyperimaging technology that could help drivers spot hidden hazards on the road here on Earth, but could it help Boba Fett find difficult targets? Watch to learn more.

One-on-One with
IBM Research

Alberto Valdes Garcia, manager of RF circuits and systems at IBM, explains how portable hyperimaging may change various industries including food inspection and automotive.

What If?

What if Boba Fett had hyperimaging technology?

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

Boba Fett honed his bounty hunting skills for years. See how Watson Visual Recognition has been trained to help others detect what they couldn’t before.

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. The Hyperimager project is part of the IBM Research Frontiers Institute.