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Tech deal aims to benefit humanity

(TOKYO)

One of the world’s most exciting and innovative robot developers is joining Japanese tech giant Softbank.

The Japanese firm has announced it is buying Boston Dynamics from Alphabet, Google’s parent company. The MIT spin out has been making headlines across the world for its revolutionary robots – check out Handle – and commitment to developing technology for the “benefit of humanity”.

“We at Boston Dynamics are excited to be part of SoftBank’s bold vision and its position creating the next technology revolution, and we share SoftBank’s belief that advances in technology should be for the benefit of humanity. We look forward to working with SoftBank in our mission to push the boundaries of what advanced robots can do and to create useful applications in a smarter and more connected world,” said Marc Raibert, CEO and founder of Boston Dynamics.

Masayoshi Son, Chairman & CEO of the SoftBank Group, added: “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 and explore applications that can help make life easier, safer and more fulfilling.”

 

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