Google Adds to Its Menagerie of Robots @ NYTimes.com.
BigDog, Cheetah, WildCat and Atlas have joined Google’s growing robot menagerie. Google confirmed on Friday that it had completed the acquisition of Boston Dynamics, an engineering company that has designed mobile research robots for the Pentagon. The company, based in Waltham, Mass., has gained an international reputation for machines that walk with an uncanny sense of balance and even — cheetahlike — run faster than the fastest humans.
Google now has 3+ pages in our upcoming “R is for ROBOTs” coloring book!
S is for SELF DRIVING CAR.
B is for BIGDOG.
W is for WILDCAT.
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