Google buys Boston Dynamics, the world’s scariest robot developer

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Google(s goog) revealed last week that it was getting into the robot-building game in a big way, in order to push into the manufacturing and logistics industries. Now it’s bought Boston Dynamics, probably the most high-profile maker of prototype robot soldiers both strong and speedy. The deal makes Google a defense contractor — for now at least, as the company says it will honor Boston Dynamics’ existing military contracts. We can only hope Google doesn’t have plans to raise an army of its own.

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John H.

I will be telling mine grandchildren that I remember times when Google Search bots did not break into physical houses…

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