Astromech Droids, also known as Astro Droids, are droids which serve as automated mechanics and are used for various other utilities, including navigation, control of various computer systems and even functioning as starfighter co-pilots.


R2-D2, widely considered the most famous of the R-series Astromech Droids.

While the term 'Astromech' was originally used to refer to utility droids during the Jedi civil war, it was the company 'Industrial Automaton' who officially created the Astromech Droids, along with the GNK Power Droid and the 2-1B Surgical Droid. Astromech Droids are typically built with a wide variety of tools attached to concealed appendages within their casing. Unable to speak, Astromech Droids typically communicate either through displaying text on an attached computer screen, or through auditory binary, which are primarily heard as a series of high-pitched beeps, clicks and whistles.

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.