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SoftBank reportedly sold Boston Dynamics to Hyundai

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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.

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