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Researchers Want Robots To Feel Pain In Saddest Experiment Ever

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

German researchers are experimenting with an “artificial robot nervous system” to teach robots how to feel and react to pain, in what might be one of the saddest displays of robot bullying since Boston Dynamics’ Atlas was pushed by a hockey stick. Read more...

Boston Dynamics employees were frustrated with Google's plan for a household robot (GOOGL)

When Boston Dynamics posted a video of its humanoid robot, Atlas, walking in the snow and recovering from getting kicked, Google was not happy. As one former employee told Tech Insider, it "soured the soup" of a relationship that was...Show More Summary

Toyota Is Buying Up Robotics Companies. Could Boston Dynamics Be Next?

2 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

In March, the Toyota Research Institute bought up Cambridge-based startup Jaybridge Robotics, and according to Tech Insider, they may be expanding with another famous Massachusetts company: Google’s Boston Dynamics, the maker of the Big Dog and Atlas robots. Read more...

Google is selling its robots group to Toyota

Google is selling Boston Dynamics, the robotics startup it bought in 2013, to Toyota, reports Tech Insider. A source says the "ink is nearly dry" on the deal, but didn't disclose the price. The robotics division has been a source ofShow More Summary

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These creepy aquatic robot snakes are straight out of ‘The Matrix’

If you thought the Google-owned Boston Dynamics made the world's most frightening robots, think again. Via Gizmodo, a new collaboration between the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Kongsberg Maritime, and Norwegian oil and gas company Statoil has produced a robotic aquatic snake that really does look like something out of The Matrix. Show More Summary

Is this the future? Chinese researchers unveil human-like ‘robot goddess’

The state of robotics is seemingly moving at warp speed these days. Not only do we have Google's Boston Dynamics division churning out increasingly adept, capable and nimble robots, we're also seeing a discernible improvement in theShow More Summary

Alphabet's Other Robotics Company

After two years of secrecy, what is the Alphabet-owned robotics company up to? You've heard of Boston Dynamics, the Alphabet-owned company behind America's coolest and weirdest robots. But have you heard of Schaft? As part of X, Alphabet's moonshot division, it's Alphabet's other robotic company—and it's far more secretive than Boston Dynamics. Read Full Story

Bipedal Robot Vacuums Your Stairs As It Walks

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Ubergizmo

Alphabet, which is a name associated with Google, has been said to be mulling over the possible sale of Boston Dynamics, the arm that churns out some pretty useful robots. Well, other than the more well known models like the Atlas robot,...Show More Summary

Google's bipedal robot reveals the future of manual labor

Google recently put up its Boston Dynamics robotics unit up for sale, but that doesn't mean that the company is getting out of the automaton business A new bipedal robot from Google's Schaft robotics was shown off on Friday at the New...Show More Summary

Google's new robot is the craziest one we've seen yet

Although Google is selling Boston Dynamics to distance itself from "terrifying" humanoid robots, there's still plenty of robot projects underway. The latest: a humanoid robot with a whole lot of leg and wide range of skills. SCHAFT,Show More Summary

Beware of the job-killing robots

2 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

A viral video released in February showed Boston Dynamics' new bipedal robot, Atlas, performing human-like tasks: opening doors, tromping about in the snow, lifting and stacking boxes. Tech geeks cheered and Silicon Valley investors salivated at the potential end to human manual labor.Shortly thereafter,...

Robots are coming for your job

2 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

A viral video released in February showed Boston Dynamics' new bipedal robot, Atlas, performing human-like tasks: opening doors, tromping about in the snow, lifting and stacking boxes. Tech geeks cheered and Silicon Valley investors salivated at the potential end to human manual labor.Shortly thereafter,...

The sale of Boston Dynamics shows Alphabet is waking up to reality

Google X recently let go of its pet robot division, signalling a major turning point in the company's thinking about the future

Alphabet Ending Robotics Effort; Seeks Buyer for Boston Dynamics

Google parent Alphabet is dismantling its robotics effort after less than three years and trying to sell Boston Dynamics, the legged-robot maker that was the centerpiece of the program.

Three Arguments For and Against Toyota Buying Robot Company Boston Dynamics From Google

Boston Dynamics' Cheetah Robot runs during a demonstration at the finals of the DARPA Robotics Challenge - Credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images News reports abound that Google is putting robot developer Boston Dynamics up for sale, with Toyota reportedly being a likely buyer. The story of the possible sale was broken by Bloomberg [...]

Alphabet Inc. to Give Up Boston Dynamics, Robotics Division Up for Sale

Alphabet Inc., Google's parent company, is reportedly putting its robotics division, Boston Dynamics on the market, with possible buyers like Amazon and Toyota Research Institute.

Google has fallen out of love with robots and it’s a warning sign to all of its 'moonshots' (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google parent company Alphabet just proved that it's serious about taking a more measured approach to its "moonshot" projects. The company is trying to sell Boston Dynamics, the high-profile robotics startup it bought in late 2013 as...Show More Summary

Weekend business update: Google puts Boston Dynamics up for sale, Future Finance raises $171M and more

It’s been a tense week for humanity, watching with rapt attention while Google was making history by defeating a world-class professional player at the game of Go with an AI player (an unaccomplished feat, until now). Google was also busy putting its acquired robot-bullying company, Boston Dynamics, up for sale. Show More Summary

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