While taking a break from filming Star Wars: Episode VIII, the adorable droid BB-8 visited the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at NASA and met many of the robots currently serving a variety of functions.

From RoboSimian to the Mars rover's test double, the astromech met several robots whose uses were as varied as their designs.


Best known for being the secret-carrying astromech of Poe Dameron, BB-8 is one of the many new characters introduced to the Star Wars universe in The Force Awakens. For more on the orange and white droid, read about how BB-8 was brought to life by designers and engineers.