Google Inc. bought seven companies to develop a new generation of robots in the last six months as clearly mentioned in The New York Times. Director of the new company’s project was one of the developers of the Android platform, Andy Rubin. However, he did not disclose any plans for Google’s use of robots, but notes that the first released copies are likely to be used in assembly plants, and also sent to the logistics department.
“On their specific plans Google is silent, however, the scale of investment, which has not previously been reported, suggesting that this is not just a nice research project” – the article says.
Among the acquired [...]