Softbank is buying robotics firm Boston Dynamics and Schaft from Alphabet

 Here’s a surprise turn of events: Softbank — maker of the friendly Pepper robot — has just announced that it is acquiring two robotics companies from Alphabet as part of its own deeper move into robotics: Big Dog developer Boston Dynamics and the bipedal robotics firm Schaft. Terms of the deal are not being disclosed but we will try to find out. For Alphabet, this is part of… Read More

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