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Startup Energy Brings Disney's BB-8 Droid Toy to Life

If it weren't for someone willing to entertain a new idea, the new "Star Wars'' droid, BB-8, wouldn't be rolling into living rooms this holiday season.   The robot - which looks like a mechanical head on a spinning ball - was the brainchild of filmmakers behind "Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens,'' who were unaware their puppetry-animated character could function in real life.   But in July 2014, the CEO of Lucasfilm-parent Disney, Bob...

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