Google buys Boston Dynamics, maker of spectacular and terrifying robots

Google buys Boston Dynamics, maker of spectacular and terrifying robots

Google has acquired robotics engineering company  Boston Dynamics , best known for its line of quadrupeds with funny gaits and often mind-blowing capabilities. Products that the firm has demonstrated in recent years include BigDog, a motorized robot that can  handle ice and snow , the 29 mile-per-hour  Cheetah , and an eerily convincing humanoid known as  PETMAN . News of the deal was reported on Friday by  The New York Times , which says that the Massachusetts-based company’s role in future Google projects is currently unclear. Continue reading…

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Google buys Boston Dynamics, maker of spectacular and terrifying robots

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