SoftBank 向Alphabet收購Boston Dynamics


Alphabet將旗下機械人生產公司Boston Dynamics掛牌求售達一年,終於成功找到買家,就是Softbank。

Boston Dynamics是一間相當有名氣的機械設備開發公司,公司最初在MIT成立,2013年被Google收購,但Google改組後決定專心開發Driverless Car,才決定出售Boston Dynamics。Boston Dynamics的旗下較有名的有BigDog、Spot 及 Wildcat等動物形態的機械人。

Softbank總裁孫正義在公佈收購一事的聲明中指,今後Boston Dynamics會繼續開發讓生活更容易、更安全及更有意義的機械設備。

“Smart robotics are going to be a key driver of the next stage of the information revolution, and Marc [Raibert] and his team at Boston Dynamics are the clear technology leaders in advanced dynamic robots,” said Masayoshi Son in a statement announcing the deal on Friday morning in Tokyo.

Mr Son said that Boston Dynamics would continue to “explore applications that can help make life easier, safer and more fulfilling”.

Source: SoftBank to buy Boston Dynamics from Alphabet