Hyundai is reportedly in talks to buy Boston Dynamics

Boston Dynamics, the robotics company behind nightmare-fuel products like Spot, may be headed to Hyundai, Bloomberg reports. Sources state that current owner Softbank remains in talks with the Korean car manufacturer. The offer might be worth up to $1 billion, though Bloomberg notes that nothing is finalized yet, and the deal might ultimately break down. Hyundai might look like an unexpected moms and dad in the beginning if youre only acquainted with its cars and trucks, however the business likewise has an entire group concentrated on industrial robotics, where Boston Dynamics technology would fit well. And Hyundai is no stranger to diving into growing technology– it just announced its New Horizons Studio for futuristic concepts.As TechCrunch notes, Boston Dynamics has focused more on advertising its innovation after entering into SoftBank in 2017. The company was originally spun out from MIT in the 90s, and it was bought by Google in 2013, where it primarily continued its research study work. A relocate to Hyundai could press the company to advertise a lot more of its innovation. And if youve got a spare $75,000, you can currently nab a Spot robot dog of your own.

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