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written by Rhett J. Allain
This blog post includes a Tracker video analysis of a Star Wars VII trailer scene showing a rolling droid.  The goal is to estimate the droid's rotational and linear speeds. A discussion of the kinematics of the rolling droid is included.

This discussion is part of the Dot Physics blog for Wired.
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angular velocity, movie analysis, rolling, star wars, velocity
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Metadata instance created December 20, 2014 by Rhett Allain
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R. Allain, Computer Program VIDEO ANALYSIS OF THE ROLLING DROID IN STAR WARS VII (2014), WWW Document, (http://www.wired.com/2014/12/fast-rolling-droid-star-wars-vii/).
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R. Allain, Computer Program VIDEO ANALYSIS OF THE ROLLING DROID IN STAR WARS VII (2014), <http://www.wired.com/2014/12/fast-rolling-droid-star-wars-vii/>.
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Allain, R. (2014). Video Analysis of the Rolling Droid in Star Wars VII [Computer software]. Retrieved December 18, 2017, from http://www.wired.com/2014/12/fast-rolling-droid-star-wars-vii/
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Allain, Rhett J.. "Video Analysis of the Rolling Droid in Star Wars VII." http://www.wired.com/2014/12/fast-rolling-droid-star-wars-vii/ (accessed 18 December 2017).
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