Resourceful and feisty, cylindrical R2-D2 (Artoo-Detoo) is an R2-series Astromech Droid manufactured by Industrial Automaton. His various helpful skills include slicing computers, extinguishing fires, projecting holograms, repairing starships, and limited flying. Traveling with Queen Amidala during the Trade Federation blockade. Artoo's maintenance work on the ship's hull during an attack enables the Queen and her crew to flee their besieged planet. Afterwards, R2-D2 directly serves Amidala.