In a “Friendly Buyout” Toyota Helps Google Unload its Robotics Division

At a time when robotics seems to be all the rage, Google’s parent company, Alphabet, feels otherwise. Reportedly, Boston Dynamics, which was purchased in 2013 is being sold to Toyota Research. While the deal has not been disclosed publicly, this has come to light through a source who told about the sale to Tech Insider. It appears that the deal is almost finalized but the price has not been disclosed.

Boston Dynamics was left asunder when its co-founder Andy Rubin ...

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Google Loses Interest in Robotics – Explores Sale Options for Boston Dynamics

Amidst great commendation for its efforts in the field of Artificial Intelligence, Google seems to be losing interest in one of its most visible robotic efforts. Word is out that Google’s parent company, Alphabet, is trying to privately sell Boston Dynamics. The robotics company was about in late 2013 as a part of its robotics division called Replicant.

This gives the company less than three years of association with Google and it appears that Google has already started exploring sale options ...

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Atlas Is Boston Dynamics Latest Creation and It Takes Robotics to the Next Level

Boston Dynamics is a powerhouse of innovative brains that have ceaselessly introduced us to new and advanced robots. The Google-owned company recently released a video of their latest humanoid robot – ATLAS which is quieter, smarter and a lot steadier on its feet than any of the previous robots that we have come across. The latest iteration of Boston Dynamics’ ATLAS is shown walking through rough terrain without losing its balance. You can see it pick boxes and open ...

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Santa Sleigh Gets a Facelift – Reindeer Retire and Robots Take Their Place

The overwhelming presence of technology in our lives can sometimes be unsettling. If you have been reading stories about Santa and his reindeer to the kids Boston Dynamics is here to change the way children look at Santa’s beautiful sleigh. The American engineering firm which develops technology for the US military has turned some of its robots into reindeer by adding fluffy antlers.

The Google-based firm is known for its ground-breaking technology used for the US military designing robots that ...

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