December 16th, 2013
08:50 PM ET

Google buys robotics firm with strong ties to U.S. military

Google, the tech giant is now the proud owner of Boston Dynamics, a company that's been building robots for the Pentagon for years.

Google moves into military robotics

Robots that can crawl, walk, run and jump. Google, which started out as a search engine is known for its wild projects.

  • Self Driving cars
  • Google Glasses
  • WiFi Balloons
  • Barges

Google's purchase of Boston Dynamics, makes it theĀ seventh robotics firm over the past six months.

So, why robots?

OutFront: Spence Ackerman is the national security editor for the Guardian.

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  1. Bazinga

    The time when Cyberdyne Systems was born, and Judgement Day countdown clock started !

    December 17, 2013 at 1:21 pm | Reply

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