Earlier this month, Android Guru Andy Rubin revealed his dream of making robots and how Google has already acquired seven robots companies for this secret project. Adding to this list is Boston Dynamics, a robot company based out of Massachusetts, which has been acquired by Google, The New York Times reports. There s currently no word on what the deal is worth. Also Read - Google announces six new Android features, which will roll out this yearAlso Read - Google Workspace now available for everyone, including free Google account owners
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Boston Dynamics founded in 1992 started out as a part of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and went on to work on projects for the US military. Google though is more interested in the company s lineup of robots, which have been developed keeping animals in mind. Some of its highly agile and high speed robots include the BigDog, the Cheetah and a humanoid called PETMAN.
Rubin has also revealed that this project will not be a part of the Google X Labs, which is famous for its sci-fi projects like self-driven cars and Project Loon.
To get an idea about the kind of robots Boston Dynamics makes, watch the videos embedded below.