Google is emphasising it’s intent on the robotic front with it’s latest acquisition – Boston Dynamics. This is one of it’s most significant and interesting moves, since it takes Google into the area of defense and brings with it some significant Department of Defense contracts.
For those of you not so familiar with Boston Dynamics here are some videos of their various projects. As you will see, these are much more than just pipe-dreams. Take a look if you need convincing :
Exciting stuff, eh?
- Google Just Bought Crazy Walking Robot Maker Boston Dynamics (gizmodo.com)
- Rise of the machines : Will the future be bright? It’s up to us. (mindquanta)
- 10 Jobs Destined For Robots (mindquanta)