Softbank Acquires Boston Dynamics and Schaft Bipedal Robotics Firm

Published by , June 12, 2017 12:46 pm

(TechCrunch) SoftBank has just announced that it is acquiring two more robotics companies from Google owner Alphabet as part of its own deeper move into the field: it is buying Big Dog developer Boston Dynamics and the secretive bipedal robotics firm Schaft.
A spokesperson for SoftBank has confirmed that the terms of the deal are not being disclosed.“Today, there are many issues we still cannot solve by ourselves with human capabilities,” said Masayoshi Son, chairman and CEO of SoftBank Group Corp., in a statement. “Smart robotics are going to be a key driver of the next stage of the Information Revolution.”

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