AfterDawn: Tech news

Alphabet to sell its promising robotics division

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 17 Mar 2016 22:25 User comments (3)

Alphabet to sell its promising robotics division According to a new report, Google parent Alphabet is looking to sell its promising robotics division, Boston Dynamics.
The company is apparently looking to focus on more immediate revenues and the robotics division is years if not decades away from bringing in stable cash flow.

Allegedly, there have also been issues between the Boston Dynamics team and the rest of Google's robotics engineers around the world, and Alphabet has begun to see that humans are not necessarily ready for robots to take over the world, making the division a liability across the board.

Some sources speculate that Amazon or Toyota could be interested in buying the division, although there has been no confirmed interest from any potential buyers.

Source:
Bloomberg

Previous Next  

3 user comments

117.3.2016 23:33

LoL...you think those robots are scary now...just wait until Amazon is using them to deliver packages!



221.3.2016 11:49

What happened, Google AI combined with a military war robot contractor, combined with floating data collectors masquerading as internet blimps, was giving Google just a little too much of a Skynet image?

321.3.2016 23:42

I reckon Toyota will buy.


Its a lot easier being righteous than right.

DSE VZ300-
Zilog Z80 CPU, 32KB RAM (16K+16K cartridge), video processor 6847, 2KB video RAM, 16 colours (text mode), 5.25" FDD

Comments have been disabled for this article.

Latest news

Intel announces: First commercial 5G modem in development Intel announces: First commercial 5G modem in development (20 Nov 2017 16:46)
The world's second largest semiconductor manufacturer, Intel, has announced a major project in mobile chips. The company has introduced a future portfolio for commercial 5G modems. According ....
1 user comment
CCleaner becomes adware, here's how to avoid Avast ads CCleaner becomes adware, here's how to avoid Avast ads (20 Nov 2017 13:00)
One of the more popular Windows cleanup tools, CCleaner, has added Avast ads on to their software. After being acquired by Avast, CCleaner wants you to install the virus protection suite along ....
2 user comments
Tesla's power pack charges your phone like a Supercharger Tesla's power pack charges your phone like a Supercharger (18 Nov 2017 13:25)
Tesla announced yesterday two incredible products that are due in two or three years. However, you might not have the money, nor the interest, to buy either Tesla Semi or Roadster, but there ....
Apple's newest product misses the entire holiday season, hits the stores in early 2018 Apple's newest product misses the entire holiday season, hits the stores in early 2018 (18 Nov 2017 12:20)
Apple has decided to push back one of the products originally revealed nearly 6 months ago in WWDC. The smart speaker, dubbed HomePod, has been delayed further and won't be seen in stores this ....
1 user comment
Tesla unveils two new vehicles, electric semi and super-fast new Roadster Tesla unveils two new vehicles, electric semi and super-fast new Roadster (17 Nov 2017 10:53)
Tesla has today announced two new vehicle prototypes that will bring the total number of Tesla cars, and now trucks, to six. As expected Tesla unveiled their "beastly" semi-truck the first time ....
1 user comment

News archive