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Why Softbank Bought Boston Dynamics

Softbank, already investing billions into AI and robotics, adds to its impressive robotics portfolio with the acquisitions of Boston Dynamics and SCHAFT.
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Boston Dynamics’ Atlas robot weighs 330 pounds and can balance on one leg
By RT Staff · 1 November, 2014 • Atlas is back. While the robot itself may be from Google-owned Boston Dynamics, the balance algorithm is from IHMC (Institute for Human and Machine Cognition) who's worked with the robotics company to get the six foot two biped walking better. IHMC has a strong track record in DARPA's Robotics Challenge, coming first in computer simulations and second in real-life field trials.
What’s Better than Five Human Fingers? An Extra Two Robotic Fingers
By RT Staff · 23 July, 2014 • This week it turns out to be robotic fingers. Two of them. Long, black-and-orange, and stick-like-looking. One on each side of a special sensory glove that goes over a human hand.
Tokyo Science Museum ‘Hires’ Humanoid Robots
By RT Staff · 26 June, 2014 • The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Japan has added humanoid robots to its staff to show visitors around the science museum in Tokyo.
Using Robots to Diagnose Autism in Children
By Ankica Barbir-Mladinovic, RFE/RL · 28 January, 2014 • Croatian researchers introduce Robot Rene to observe and diagnose autism in young children.

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