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SoftBank buys maker of robot dogs

Japanese tech giant SoftBank will buy the American robotics lab Boston Dynamics from Google's parent Alphabet. The amount of the deals and other details were not disclosed.

Nowadays a lot of things can not be done because of the limitations of human abilities, SoftBank founder Masayoshi Son said. According to him, smart robots will become a key factor in the new stage of the information revolution, and Boston Dynamics is the leader in this field.

SoftBank also announced a purchase of the Japanese robotics firm Schaft, bought by Google in 2013.

Photograph: Boston Dynamics



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