Google is reportedly looking to sell Boston Dynamics

The Atlas robot by Boston Dynamics.
The Atlas robot by Boston Dynamics. –Boston Dynamics

Google’s Boston Dyanmics, known as a leader in robot technology, may see a change in ownership, sources told The Boston Globe.

Two sources told the Globe that executives at Google’s parent company, Alphabet Inc., conducted a review of companies under its corporate umbrella. In its review, executives are said to have concluded that Boston Dynamics “isn’t likely to produce a marketable product in the next few years,’’ according to the Globe, and, therefore, are looking to sell the company.

Google acquired Boston Dynamics in late 2013 in an effort to expand their presence in the world of robotics, the Globe reported. About 300 robotics engineers were hired in the next year by Google under the leadership of Andy Rubin, the former chief of the Android division.

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When Rubin left the company in October 2014, the initiative faced leadership changes and failures in communication between companies, the Globe reported.

Read the full story at the Globe.

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