Google`s Alphabet Puts Robot-Maker Boston Dynamics Up for Sale: Report
March 18, 2016, 11:04 am

Alphabet Inc , the new holding company for Google, has put Boston Dynamics, part of its robotics division, up for sale for lack of revenue potential, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the plans.

The possible buyers include Amazon.com Inc and Toyota Research Institute, Toyota Motor Corp`s research and development company, according to Bloomberg.

Boston Dynamics, bought by Alphabet in 2013, is best known for building robots that look as if they belong in a science-fiction movie and are often co-developed or funded by the US military.

Boston Dynamic`s products include Cheetah, which it claims to be world`s fastest legged robot as well as RiSE, a robot that climbs vertical terrains such as walls, trees and fences.

Amazon has installed thousands of robots across its warehouses to cut operating costs and get packages out the door more quickly.

Toyota Research said in January it had hired a team of scientists and engineers to help drive research into artificial intelligence and robots.

Toyota declined to comment, while Alphabet and Amazon couldn`t be immediately reached.

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  • Skynet
    March 28, 2016, 12:58 am
    Have you ever watch Terminator 2 ?
  • Tammin Azmin
    March 18, 2016, 6:06 pm
    You guys just cannot accept the beauty of technology and science that brought is quantum computers and a balloon network. Grow up. You guys who make all the stupid conspiracies, are not a special ice cube. If you hate what they are doing, stop complaining, get off your ass, and go make a startup that will overwhelm Google.
  • GGL
    March 18, 2016, 6:02 pm
    Google should make it possible to turn human beings into cyborgs. I`d become one just to live longer. :D 
    • dMITRI t
      March 18, 2016, 6:03 pm
      U wanna be a terminator that badly huh
    • ggl
      March 18, 2016, 6:04 pm
      Well, imagine you lost an arm or a leg. I see it as a good way to replace that lost bodypart with a new part. It`s like having a prosthesis but full compatible with the body.
    • dMITRI T.
      March 18, 2016, 6:04 pm
      I would be ok with that as long as I still have my brain lol. I don`t like the idea of acting like on of them..
    • trigga rocci
      March 18, 2016, 6:05 pm
      well how bout you won`t be independently thinking on your own dummy because you can`t live past 100 yet alone 90 and if you are cyborged you will be chipped so think about it, soon as you don`t comply with the orders of the government they can turn your dumb ass off.lol wish for thinking I want to see what heaven looks like you can get the chip and live down here in hell I`ll be immortal.
  • Krisko
    March 18, 2016, 6:01 pm
    Remember DeepMind is in Alpha stage , thats very early in software development and its already beating game no computer ever did , makes it interesting to see what will final software will do
  • !
    March 18, 2016, 6:01 pm
    meh... humans had thier chance. this is the next wave of evolution then so be it.
  • Terminator
    March 18, 2016, 3:06 pm
    Google = Skynet
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