Google Buys Over Bos­ton Dy­nam­ics

The search web gi­ant sur­prised the world with the Ac­qui­si­tion of the ro­bot­ics com­pany

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While Google may not have any mil­i­taris­tic in­ten­tions up their sleeves, it still didn’t stop the search gi­ant from ac­quir­ing ro­bot­ics de­vel­oper and maker Bos­ton Dy­nam­ics. The com­pany is well-known among the ro­bot­ics in­dus­try for hav­ing built the Wild­Cat, an au­ton­o­mous quad-pedal ro­bot ca­pa­ble of run­ning and achiev­ing speeds of up to 29km/h on flat ter­rain.

Andy Ru­bin, the man who once led de­vel­op­ment for An­droid and is now di­rect­ing Google’s ro­bot­ics di­vi­sion, tweeted his hap­pi­ness with the words “The fu­ture is look­ing awe­some!” upon the of­fi­cial an­nounce­ment of the ac­qui­si­tion. Ac­cord­ing to sources, the ac­qui­si­tion of Bos­ton Dy­nam­ics was a bold and steady move on Google’s part and was def­i­nitely the next step to­wards his pur­suit of his life­long love of real, func­tion­ing, sen­tient ro­bots.

Many also see the buy­out as a way for Google to add on more projects to its se­cre­tive Google X lab. On the sub­ject of Bos­ton Dy­nam­ics, the com­pany it­self has stated that while Google it­self has no in­ten­tion of ever be­com­ing or par­tic­i­pat­ing as a mil­i­tary con­trac­tor it­self, the ro­bot­ics com­pany will still honor any and all of its mil­i­tary con­tracts prior to the buy­out.

Bos­ton Dy­nam­ics is best known for its line of ro­bots that are ca­pa­ble of achiev­ing pre­vi­ously un­think­able speeds and dis­play­ing mind-blow­ing ca­pa­bil­i­ties. Other prod­ucts that have been demon­strated in re­cent years by the com­pany in­clude BigDog, a mo­tor­ized ro­bot that can han­dle ice and snow, the 40km/h Chee­tah, as well as the hu­manoid known as PETMAN.

Bos­ton Dy­nam­ics has of­fi­cially been bought over by Google.

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