Google has ended one part of its foray into robotics with a deal to sell Boston Dynamics, maker of the BigDog quadruped and Atlas humanoid robots, to Japanese mobile carrier SoftBank Corp., known for its Pepper robots.Read more
Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp has said that a unit of the company will buy two firms that build walking robots from Alphabet, which would add to the group’s growing artificial intelligence portfolio.The Japanese company will buy Boston Dynamics and Tokyo-based Schaft, which design and manufacture robots that simulate human movement. It did not disclose the terms of the transactions.Read more
Boston Dynamics has officially unveiled Handle, a research robot that combines the efficiency of wheels with the versatility of legs. We first saw leaked footage of Handle last month, but Boston Dynamics has released new details of the robot and a video that shows some new tricks.Read more
Boston Dynamics debuted a new two-wheeled robot called Handle that can jump over obstacles, self-balance and eventually move objects around.
A video that leaked on YouTube shows founder Marc Raibert debuting Handle at a presentation.Read more