Google ditches Robots, sells Boston Dynamics

robotsDas kommt jetzt doch ein bisschen unerwartet: Google Puts Boston Dynamics Up for Sale in Robotics Retreat. (via Samim)

Executives at Google parent Alphabet Inc., absorbed with making sure all the various companies under its corporate umbrella have plans to generate real revenue, concluded that Boston Dynamics isn’t likely to produce a marketable product in the next few years and have put the unit up for sale, according to two people familiar with the company’s plans.
Possible acquirers include the Toyota Research Institute, a division of Toyota Motor Corp., and Amazon.com Inc., which makes robots for its fulfillment centers, according to one person.

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