Baby Yoda can live on your desktop thanks to AR and Google Search

Google has added Grogu (formerly Baby Yoda) to its augmented reality search results, so a quick typing can throw an AR version of the little guy straight into your bedroom or home office without any spaceship needed.

Searching for “Grogu”, “Copilul”, “Mandalorianul” or “Baby Yoda” on your mobile or in the Google application will return the usual knowledge panel with a Wikipedia summary of the character. But now you can click “View in 3D” to check a model and, if you really feel like a Baby Yoda fan, Werner Herzog, “View in your space” to get closer and personalize in AR. Interactions are limited to magnification and reduction, but he is a nice alien. Maybe that’s enough for you.

Conveniently, Grogu is only slightly larger than my water bottle.

Google recently added 50 new animals to its AR search results, including hippos, zebras and giraffes. The company has developed digital menagerie over time, but Grogu is by far the most exotic and distant inclusion of dinosaurs. Grogu is not the first time Google has worked Star Wars visible content in its products. The company partnered with Disney for the Mandalorian AR Experience app built to use Google’s ARCore, and before that, it offered exclusive AR stickers on the Pixel 2 as its now-suspended playground.

You can catch up with Grogu’s TV exploits with our handy guide Mandalorianul. Or, if you’re like me, you can calmly wait for Google to add voice recognition so that AR Grogu can react every time you say its name.