NYT: Alphabet's reorganized 'X' division now consists of robots
Final yr Google shipped off a few of its wilder tasks for administration beneath new dad or mum firm Alphabet, which included its efforts with robots and the lab previously often known as Google X. A New York Occasions report says that the latter, now simply referred to as the X analysis division, is in command of the disparate robotics tasks acquired by Andy Rubin. To assist handle the group, a former Nokia exec (with some fascinating concepts about how Android can beat iPhone) named Hans Peter Brøndmo additionally joined up this month.
During the last couple of years Rubin’s acquisitions included Boston Dynamics and Japan’s SCHAFT group, engaged on an effort referred to as “Replicant” internally. There is no phrase on precisely what X hopes to place collectively, however the plan is to “refocus them towards fixing particular issues that might be reframed as a specific moonshot effort” — however in all probability not as sleigh-pulling reindeer.
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