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Google Acquires Military Robotics Firm, Boston Dynamics

     
11:57 am on Dec 16, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Google has acquired the engineering company that developed Cheetah, the world's fastest-running robot and other animalistic mobile research machines.

Boston Dynamics, which contracts for the US military, is the eighth robotics company snapped up by Google this year.

Both the price and size of the project, which is led by former Android boss Andy Rubin, are being kept under wraps.Google Acquires Military Robots Firm, Boston Dynamics [bbc.co.uk]


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