Tag: Google+

Google adds Boston Dynamics to stable of robotic acquisitions

The New York Times, which confirmed earlier this month that Google has been quietly buying up robotics companies, reports that the search giant has added an eighth acquisition to the mix: Boston Dynamics. Within the robotics community, that’s probably the biggest name to be bought up yet. The previous companies acquired during Google’s recent spending

For door-to-door delivery, robots must improve gait

Following Sunday’s announcement on “60 Minutes” that Amazon is considering a fleet of package-delivery drones — which was met with more than a few raised eyebrows — the New York Times revealed today that Google has purchased no less than seven robotics companies this year, causing some to speculate that the search giant could eventually

White House Google+ Hangout to highlight robots this Friday

According to a post on its official blog, the next entry in the White House “We the Geeks” series of Google+ Hangouts will be all about robots. Phil Larson, the space and aeronautics policy adviser who posted the blog entry, said that as the Curiosity rover celebrates one year on Mars, the White House wanted

Google+ Maker Camp teaches teens to build robots and more

Maker Camp, a free virtual summer camp for teens, is dedicating today’s lesson to building robots. The session will be hosted by robot creator and blogger RobotGrrl and kid webshow host Super Awesome Sylvia at 2 p.m. eastern at the MAKE+ Google Hangout. Maker Camp offers free daily do-it-yourself tutorials and virtual field trips for