H.U.A.R News. Google acquires Boston Dynamics, the robot builder behind Big Dog and Cheetah

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Not saying I told-you-so or anything, but…


The New York Times reports that Google has acquired Boston Dynamics, builder of terrifying walking robots DARPA-related projects like WildCat/Cheetah,AtlasPetman and Big Dog. Andy Rubin brought the world Android, but now he directs “moonshot” robotics projects at Google and tweeted a link to the story, commenting that “The future is looking awesome!” While I’m sure it does — if you were rooting for Arnold in the first Terminator movie — reactions from us meatbags are ranging between slightly uneasy and completely freaking out that a company with robots that go anywhere is teaming up with a company that seems to know everything. There’s no word on how much Google spent to snap up the robotics company, but its founder Marc Raibert is quoted by the Times saying “I am excited by Andy and Google’s ability to think very, very big, with the resources to make it happen.”