Hyundai now owns the robotic dog maker Boston Dynamics


Hyundai has seal its obtain Boston Dynamics further enters the field of robotics. The completed transaction means that the South Korean automaker now owns 80% of the company, which is known for its commercial robot dog Spot, valued at $1.1 billion. As a result of this acquisition, Hyundai is the third company to own Boston Dynamics, a spin-off company of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The company was acquired by Google in 2013 and then acquired by SoftBank in 2017. The company still retains 20% of the shares through subsidiaries.

Hyundai’s ambitious plan for the company is to create a “robot value chain” that spans the manufacturing, construction and automation of robotic parts.Although the company has explore Star wars style Walking vehicle Relying on robotics, seems to be very interested in Boston warehouse workers, including stackers deal with with tension.

Recently, Boston came under fire for allowing Spot to be used law enforcement with armyNevertheless, there are no signs of these use cases in Hyundai’s new promotional video. Instead, the clip portrays robotic dogs as guide dogs for blind people and helpers in hospitals.

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