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Google buys Boston Dynamics. Skynet, here we come

Apparently, Google’s robotics division needs to scare the pants off of the rest of the world. Google confirmed to the New York Times that it purchased Boston Dynamics, a DARPA-funded robotics firm that has grown YouTube-famous through its unworldly animalistic and anthropomorphic military robot prototypes like the BigDog and the…

When the robot apocalypse arrives, this is what will be chasing you

Boston Dynamics, inventor of a robot pack animal for military service and a robot cheetah that — while tethered to a power cable on a treadmill — could outpace Usain Bolt, has a new pet to play with. “The Wildcat is a four-legged robot being developed to run fast on…