Boston Dynamics is considered to be a pioneer in the field of robotics having built highly-mobile robots, including BigDog, Spot, Atlas, and Handle. In 2019, it announced that Spot, the company’s versatile quadruped robot, is up for sale. Following this, Boston Dynamics had expressed its intent to commercialize other robots, including Handle, as well. The company also has a YouTube channel with a stunning 1.72mn subscribers (as of May 2020), making it most possibly the largest channel focused on robotics. Founded over two decades ago in 1992, the engineering entity is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts. It’s a wholly owned subsidiary of SoftBank Group, the MNC conglomerate holding company based in Tokyo. To note, before SoftBank, Google X had acquired Boston Dynamics in 2013.
15 Apr 2021
What better way to find use-cases for robots than to make them publicly available, right? Well, that does come with a few trade-offs, including control over how the robot is used.
13 Apr 2021
Facebook just can't seem to get a break. After the embarrassing leak where CEO Mark Zuckerberg's phone number was found linked to Signal messenger app, it appears the 533 million user accounts compromised might just have been the tip of the proverbial iceberg.
11 Apr 2021
The foremost military school of France, École Spéciale Militaire de Saint-Cyr, has posted on Twitter about a recent combat training exercise utilizing robots in offensive operations.
29 Mar 2021
Google faced some internal turmoil over the contentious issue of foiling a nine-month-long counterterrorism operation run by an unnamed US ally.
19 Sep 2020
Boston Dynamics, the SoftBank-owned company that has made headlines for its mind-boggling robots, is set to unveil new machines pretty soon.
17 Jun 2020
Boston Dynamics' creepy 'Spot' robo-dog is set to become widely available.
11 May 2020
The spread of COVID-19 has made human-to-human interaction a risky affair.
25 Apr 2020
When COVID-19 proliferated in China, we all saw how the country deployed its fleet of robots and drones to test, treat, and inform people more aggressively.
05 Mar 2020
From Apple to Tesla, most tech giants use robots to automate internal activities like product assembly/disassembly.
23 Feb 2020
This week, we have witnessed a number of developments in the tech world, especially from Google.
19 Feb 2020
Boston Dynamics' Spot robo-dog has been in the news for plenty of reasons, be it teaming up with a bomb squad or working to detect leaks at an oil rig.
12 Feb 2020
After making waves with some mind-boggling YouTube videos, Spot, the super-cool robo-dog built by Boston Dynamics, is going for a real job.
02 Dec 2019
Boston Dynamics' highly-capable (and scary) range of humanoids and robo-dogs have drawn a lot of attention lately.
11 Nov 2019
Just like Boston Dynamics, the folks at MIT have also been working on four-legged 'mini cheetah' robots.
01 Oct 2019
Robo-dogs like SpotMini have evolved significantly over the years, but even with all the advancements, they are far from their real-world counterparts.
28 Sep 2019
Three years back, Boston Dynamics' Atlas humanoid tumbled while trying to stand on its feet; it couldn't even walk.
20 Aug 2019
After Boston Dynamics' creepy SpotMini and Sony's sweet Aibo, we have another four-legged robo-dog on the block - Astro.
08 Jun 2019
Boston Dynamics' robots can do some insane stuff, including things like backflips, parkour, even warehouse jobs.
25 May 2019
With all the advancements going around, it has become pretty normal to see a robot handling boxes in a warehouse or moving swiftly through a bumpy track.
17 Apr 2019
SoftBank-owned robotics giant Boston Dynamics has long been showing off capabilities of its machines in some hilarious, sometimes even creepy, videos.
04 Apr 2019
Soon, Atlas, SpotMini, and all other robots made by Boston Dynamics could get an advanced technology to 'see' and navigate in different environments.
29 Mar 2019
From Atlas to SpotMini, Boston Dynamics' 'robotic children' are known to leave a mark with their impeccable skills.
05 Mar 2019
In a major development, researchers at MIT have unveiled 'Mini Cheetah', a smaller counterpart of their four-legged Cheetah robot.
12 Oct 2018
Boston Dynamics' super robot Atlas is back. And, this time it's not just strolling or doing backflips, but also leaping over obstacles like a real commando.
02 Oct 2018
I am an emotional geek. I love technology and I find music in it. That's why, 'Black Mirror' is a perfect amalgamation of technology and human emotions, for me.
13 May 2018
US-based robotics company Boston Dynamics, known for machines that mimic real movements, will finally start selling some robots, starting with the dog-like SpotMini.
11 May 2018
US-based robotics company Boston Dynamics' humanoid Atlas has learned to run and navigate autonomously.
13 Feb 2018
Robotics company Boston Dynamics has released a video of its latest four-legged creation, SpotMini, opening doors.
13 Jul 2017
M&A (mergers and acquisitions) is the flavor of the season, it appears.The latest one was Google acquiring Bengaluru-based Halli Labs, a relatively new start-up which made its presence known on May 22 this year.