Hot on the heels of Amazon’s announce delivery drone venture, Google has announced that its next branch of research and development will delve into the field of robotics. This next step in technology from Google will be headed by Andy Rubin, former head and co-founder of Android.
This move may not come as a huge move for eagle-eyed Google watchers who may have already realised that the tech giant has acquired no fewer than seven robotics companies within the last year alone. The new venture was unveiled to the New York Times today, touted as Google’s next “moonshot” project.
The aim of the project is to create advanced, humanoid robots, but you won’t be putting one of them on your Christmas list any time soon. Sadly for all of us who grew up with dreams of living a lazy existence being waited on by robotic slaves, Google’s army of robo-minions will largely be made to work in manufacturing and online retail.
Whilst no concrete timeline has been announced for the project, it’s very possible that Google’s robotic projects could see the light of day anytime within the next decade.