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Google buys robotics company Boston Dynamics

Monday 16 December 2013 | 11:21 CET | News
Google confirmed it has acquired Boston Dynamics, an engineering company based in Waltham, Massachusetts, that has designed mobile research robots for the Pentagon, the New York Times reported. No financial nor strategic details were disclosed. It is the eighth robotics company that Google has acquired in the last half-year. Google robotics operations are headed by Andy Rubin, the Google executive who spearheaded the development of Android.Boston Dynamics' walking robots have a reputation for being agile, able to walk over rough terrain and handle challenging surfaces; some can run faster

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