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Google just bought Big Dog, and all of Boston Dynamics!
« on: December 15, 2013, 12:21:45 AM »
Google now owns Boston Dynamics, creator of Big Dog and Atlas. What are they really up to?

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/14/technology/google-adds-to-its-menagerie-of-robots.html?_r=0

This, after buying up many other robotics companies . . .
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25212514


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Re: Google just bought Big Dog, and all of Boston Dynamics!
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2013, 01:01:40 AM »
I can only guess, but maybe Google really wants to win at DARPA (http://www.livescience.com/42053-darpa-robotics-challenge-preview.html) and this is a hail mary approach! ;D
I have not found any reference to how much they paid for BD, but I can only imagine.
A robot could do my job...

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Re: Google just bought Big Dog, and all of Boston Dynamics!
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2013, 03:57:29 AM »
Do not say anything negative about Google getting into the military business you know they track all communications. :)

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Re: Google just bought Big Dog, and all of Boston Dynamics!
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2013, 11:45:04 AM »
Google mottos:

2000: "Don't be Evil!"
2008: "Evil is hard to define!"
2014: "We build militarized robots!"

 


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