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All hail the GoogleBots: Here's a look at the 7 robot companies Google just acquired

All hail the GoogleBots: Here's a look at the 7 robot companies Google just acquired | Creatively Awesome Development | Scoop.it
Somehow, Google acquired seven robotics companies without anyone noticing. The companies, all of which have been scooped up in the last year or so, are all a part of former Android boss Andy Rubins...
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Off to the races of the robots. Ever since Amazon mentioned their drone to deliver packages, which they hope would be implemented in 4-5 years, they're not alone in the race. UPS has mentioned plans a day after Amazon publicized it and today Google just bought seven robotics firms.

 

The firms acquired by Google do appear to be useful in a manufacturing plant or perhaps a robotic prosthetic if modified, and would certainly be interesting to see what Google will do with robotics technology.

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UPS researching its own delivery drones to compete with Amazon's Prime Air

UPS researching its own delivery drones to compete with Amazon's Prime Air | Creatively Awesome Development | Scoop.it

Amazon made headlines Sunday night when it announced it was working on small drones that could someday deliver customers packages in half an hour or less. But the e-commerce giant isn’t the only...

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Apple’s facial recognition patent might allow you to unlock, control your device

Apple’s facial recognition patent might allow you to unlock, control your device | Creatively Awesome Development | Scoop.it
Apple has been awarded a patent for facial recognition technology that could allow you to unlock your computer or phone and activate certain functions.
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