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Workshops » Rob|Arch 2014 - Robotic Fabrication in Architecture, Art, and Design

Workshops » Rob|Arch 2014 - Robotic Fabrication in Architecture, Art, and Design | Emergent Design | Scoop.it

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Google Acquires #Robotics-Design Company Boston Dynamics I #ControlSystems

Google Acquires #Robotics-Design Company Boston Dynamics I #ControlSystems | Emergent Design | Scoop.it
Google acquired Boston Dynamics, an engineering and robotics-design company, in a deal that significantly enhances the search giant's robotics expertise.

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Intriguing Networks's curator insight, December 17, 2013 4:00 AM

Beefig up the Androids just took on a new meaning at Google, the R&D in the area of robotics has been led by the head of the original Android development team .With the acquisition of this serious player Boston Dynamics with military contracts still to be completed has Google just entered a whole new ball game?

luiy's curator insight, December 17, 2013 4:12 AM

Boston Dynamics recently debuted the WildCat, a four-legged robot specifically designed for speedrunning. Developed with funding from DARPA's M3 robotics-engineering program, it can gallop at around 16 miles per hour. While that may not seem very fast, it’s apparent in the top video that the company's goal wasn’t just speedrunning, but rapid movement that mimics the motions of living animals, such as horses and antelopes

Rubin, the former head of Google's Android division, hasn’t revealed many specifics about his plans for its robotics division, but the addition of Boston Dynamics offers some clues.

 

Commentators saw Google’s self-driving cars as the company playing to its strength: intelligent software systems that can be embedded in existing hardware and vehicles. However, by bringing the hardware skills of Boston Dynamics into the fray, it appears that Google is moving beyond robotic car control systems, and into custom robots designed to handle any number of physical tasks.

Cameron Hare's curator insight, March 27, 2014 4:53 AM

This website addresses some of the current findings in robotic designs, mainly 4 legged robots that can run and move much like animals do. It also addresses the major companies Google and Amazon and their current use of their own robotic resources and how Google may soon be beyond the robotic car systems and into the custom robots that can perform physical tasks. This website is useful for pointing out not only the advances we have made in robotics but what we are heading towards and the companies that may be the ones making use of it, I plan on making reference with this information about these companies in the essay and how they will probably be the ones marketing the robots to the public in the next 5 to 10 years.

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TEDxMedellín - Aber Whitcomb: Evolution of Social Networking

Aber Whitcomb co-founder of MySpace talks about the evolution of how content is created on the internet and the challenges with the growth of MySpace and soc...
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