Google goes shopping— buys Boston Dynamics, inventors of bizarre robots

Boston Dynamics

Google has this hobby where it goes out and buys small companies that it’s interested in. Sometimes it doesn’t seem like Google has any plans in particular for certain companies its buys, and sometimes the plans are very drawn out and specific.

This time, however, things will certainly get interesting. Google announced its purchase of Boston Dynamics, a robotics engineering company known for its freakish animal-like robots.

It’s not immediately clear what Google plans to do with Boston Dynamics, but considering its interest in automated cars, robotics, etc. in the past, it wouldn’t be wrong to assume that big things are to come from the company. Details and terms of the deal are also unclear as of now but expect that information to come out soon.

Could we be looking at the next big Google X lab project? We’ll know soon enough… Hit the break for a crazy-awesome video of one of Boston Dynamics’ robots.

Source: The Verge

  • GraveUypo

    i wonder how are they going to use THIS to steal information.
    or ruin another expanding market.

    • Tubsy

      What are you taking about?

      • GraveUypo

        google and their 180º flip on their “do no evil” policy.

        • Tubsy

          Oh right! I read their latest press release where they officially decided that they would change their mantra to “we are evil” :P

          Seriously though, specifically what are you talking about?

  • Tubsy

    that totals like 8 robotics companies they’ve bought this year wow