Boston Dynamics, a firm that specializes in building bipedal and quadrupedal robots has built some truly terrifying robots over the years. The firm was recently sold to the massive Japanese conglomerate SoftBank. It is unclear what will happen to the firm moving forward but the SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son has reassured everyone that advancing the field of robotics will still be the focus.
“I am thrilled to welcome them to the SoftBank family and look forward to supporting them as they continue to advance the field of robotics.” SoftBank CEO, Masayoshi Son.
The following video shows Boston Dynamics latest creation dubbed “Handle” The two wheeled robot is able to jump over obstacles with terrifying power. The robot is unlike anything found in nature which makes it even more disturbing.
The humanoid robot Atlas is also quite amazing and terrifying at the same time. The video below gives you an idea of where the field is headed.
With SoftBank’s massive coffers, Boston Dynamics is posed to make some real advances in the coming years. This is surely a company we should pay attention to.