R4 astromechs were a series of astromech droids manufactured by Industrial Automaton. They looked very similar to the R2 series astromech droids, except that their dome was conical instead of hemispherical. The official Press Corps of the Galactic Empire used repurposed R4 units as courier droids, as a means to physically transport data.
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- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 R4 courier droid. Star Wars Rebels (October 16, 2014, 11:11 pm). Retrieved on September 27, 2015, 12:46 am. "When Grand Moff Tarkin ordered the destruction of the primary communications tower on Lothal, the Empire used courier droids as a means to physically transport data." (screenshot)