Posted 12/16/2013 at 1:26 PM
Posted 4 years ago
Boston Dynamics are a military robotics firm, with ongoing contractual ties to DARPA/Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, and they have joined ranks with Google.
The Chocolate Factory now has 8 robotic firms in its flank, with Boston Dynamics becoming the 8th one.
The question that has arisen is obvious. What does all this botcentric-thinking hold?
Andy Rubin, who is responsible for the robot division at Google made this ponderous statement in a tweet: “The future is looking awesome”.
Having witnessed myself, the video of a buzzing insect-looking quadruped robot galloping and turning with the noisiest, what I’ll hazard to guess was a motor, buzz — has left this writer a bit bedazzled but aiming to probe this subject further. The drones, the crystal barges, and now the robots — of big companies, in general — making headlines has upped the ante on this question:
So what now?