Sound file: Hear R2D2
Sound file: Another series of beeps
Home planet: Unknown
Status: Astromech Droid, Navigtor of T-65 X-Wing Fighter
Height: 0.96 meters
Sex: None (droid)
Affiliation: Rebel Alliance
Weapon of choice: Arc Welder, Buzz Saw
First appearance: A New Hope

     Artoo - Detoo is a computer repair unit and an information retrieval robot (astromech droid). He communicates through chirps, beeps and whistles. His famous companion, the protocol droid C-3PO. R2D2 carried the technical readouts of the Death Star, given to him by Princess Leia. With the help of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Luke Skywalker, he delivered the plans to the Rebels. Using the technical readouts, Luke and other members of the Rebelion destroyed the 1st Death Star.