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.
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.
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.
Welcome to Shadowrun, people.
So now you need to pass 7 interviews about sorting algorithms to work on robots.
Maybe to become like U.S. Robotics from "I, Robot" movie.
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.
Big Dog now knows your search history, fools!
That does not sound good.
Why do I have a feeling that the US military is probably not thrilled about this.
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