Gizmodo Story

New York Times article

Makes me wonder how this is going to eventually affect the DIY world especially given that Eric Schmidt doesn't think people should be allowed to own drones.

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Comment by Randy on December 14, 2013 at 7:53pm

Don't know if Google buying them is a good or bad thing but BigDog and that running whatever-the-heck-it-is thing pictured are pretty darn cool.  I hear Google is pretty de-centralised so maybe they will just give BostonDynamics more money to do fun stuff with..we can only hope.

Comment by Flying Monkey on December 14, 2013 at 8:56pm

Oh I don't like the sound of this :(  Aren't they making these mule robots for the Army?  Would that make Google a defense contractor??  Oy.

Comment by Hans Miller on December 15, 2013 at 12:31am

Welcome to Shadowrun, people.

Comment by Jack Crossfire on December 15, 2013 at 1:52am

So now you need to pass 7 interviews about sorting algorithms to work on robots.

Comment by Omar Achraf on December 15, 2013 at 2:15am

Maybe to become like U.S. Robotics from "I, Robot" movie.

Comment by Stefan Gofferje on December 15, 2013 at 8:02am

German IT news said that "Google intends to fulfill the current contracts with the military but has no intentions of becoming a defense supplier."

Which probably means that after WildCat is done, Boston Dynamics will develop from about the coolest robot guys on the planet into yet another boring and suspicious Google subsidiary.

Comment by RC on December 15, 2013 at 12:24pm

Comment by Joshua Ott on December 15, 2013 at 2:22pm

Big Dog now knows your search history, fools! 

Comment by Carles Gelada on December 15, 2013 at 3:20pm

That does not sound good.

Comment by David on December 15, 2013 at 3:21pm

Why do I have a feeling that the US military is probably not thrilled about this.


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