Andy Rubin's Next Big Thing at Google: Robots

 

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Forget Amazon drones; Google is working on robots that could one day deliver items to customers.

The New York Times reports that Google has acquired seven robotics companies in the United States and Japan to help build a "new generation" of robots that would potentially be able to automate the electronics assembly process or even help with Google's same-day delivery efforts

The man behind this initiative is Andy Rubin, the former head of Google's Android division, who stepped down from that role in March. At the time, Google's CEO and cofounder Larry Page suggested that Rubin would be working on another "moonshot" project — Google's word for a seemingly impossible idea. Read more...

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