Google to create Army of RobotsMany people who are familiar with the story line of the Terminator series now make a comparison between Skynet and Google. For the people who aren’t familiar, Skynet is an artificial intellect which developed its own will and decided to destroy the man kind. For that purpose Skynet created an army of humanoid, flying and other robots called Terminators.
So, why is that “demonization” of Google? The answer is simple – the American company acquired 8 smaller companies that work in the field of robotics. And it just happened in the past few months. Although pretty far from the destructive Skynet nature, the attempt of Google to spread widely in more and more technological fields is obvious.
Now we will take a closer look over the companies that are a part of the Google Empire at present.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology – a team led by Marc Raibert. The company was born in 1992 and is focused on creating robots and software in order to recreate the human body and its abilities with mechanic parts. Boston Dynamics is probably the jewel in the Google’s “collection” of robotic companies. The engineers from Boston gave life of impressive “Terminators” like Atlas, a humanoid robot with high mobility, SquishBot, which is able to change its shape for moving through narrow places, and many others.