Google Buys DARPA Robotmaker Boston Dynamics

Google Buys DARPA Robotmaker Boston Dynamics

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December 16, 2013



Google, Inc. has purchased Boston Dynamics, the favorite government-contracted builder of robotic technology.

Boston Dynamics is responsible for such robotic prototypes as:

• The WildCat

• The BigDog

• Atlas

• The Cheetah

Andy Rubin has been purchasing robotic firms to begin a push for Google monopolizing the industry.

Rubin has received funding from Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google and Larry Page of the Chocolate Factory to buy up 7 different robotics companies that specialize in robotic dexterity; while ensuring that they have manufacturer’s on-hand to keep parts in supply.

Corporations now owned by Google are:

• Schaft, humanoid robotic tech
• Meka and Redwood Robotics
• Industrial Perception
• Bot & Dolly
• Two design firms, Autofuss and Holomini

Schaft who was part of the DARPA Robotics Challenge; and primarily builds bi-pedal robots designed for humanoid purposes.

Meka and Redwood Robotics is producing robots that will work alongside humans in the future.

Industrial Perception “is a leader in 3D vision-guided robot technology and enables industrial robots to assume challenging logistical tasks such as truck and container unloading, e-commerce fulfillment and package sorting.”

Bot & Dolly describes themselves as a “design and engineering studio that specializes in automation, robotics, and filmmaking. It’s our mission to advance motion control and automation as a creative medium, and build world-class tools.”

They have created an “an integrated software/hardware platform that provides precise and expressive control of 6-axis industrial robots.”

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