Hyundai Motors acquires Boston Dynamics, says The Korea Economic Daily. The publication says Softbank has agreed to sell the robot maker for 1 trillion won ($ 917 million) and that the acquisition will be finalized at a board meeting on December 10. The companies have been discussing a sale since at least early November, based on a previous report from Bloomberg.
Boston Dynamics is known for its robotic dog causing nightmares (or strangely adorable, depending on your perspective) Square, which he started selling in mid-2020 for $ 75,000. The four-legged robot can climb the stairs, flock of sheep and pull a rickshaw. Earlier this year, the machine also help Health care providers remotely triage patients suspected of having COVID-19 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. The company is also behind the humanoid robot Atlas, which is agile enough to do so. handles and Parkour.