Google buys military robotics company Boston Dynamics, eighth robotics firm bought in past 6 months
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has snapped up the creator of the world’s fastest running robot and other eerily realistic animal-like machines supplied to the US military.
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The internet company’s acquisition of Boston Dynamics is latest in a string of robotics acquisitions in a mysterious initiative led by former Android chief Andy Rubin.
As Amazon readies a fleet of delivery drones, Boston Dynamics is Google’s biggest prize yet in the robot wars.