Google purchases robot-makers Boston Dynamics

Posted by: Jennifer Cefai (3 years, 10 months ago)

Google have just purchased robotics-design company Boston Dynamics, throwing light on the internet giant's attempts to tap into the world of robotics. Boston Dynamics will honor its existing contracts with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the US military division that funded a lot of the company's research. With well-known robots like BigDog (a four-legged robot that can travel over a variety of types of terrain) and PETMAN (a humanoid robot responsible for testing military clothes and equipment), it seems that Google is keeping a very keen eye on the development of its own robotics branch. Self-driving cars are definitely on everyone's mind over at Google, but with the news of Amazon's drones still sinking it, there's a lot the company can do with its latest acquisition. 

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