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Toyota Increased The Proposed Acquisition Of Two Robots Of Google Unit
- Nov 22, 2016 -

Japan media the Nikkei Shimbun (Nikkei) reported Wednesday, Toyota is in talks with Google Alphabet of the parent company, intends to buy two of the robots sector. Reports that Toyota interested in Alphabet of two robot sector, namely the Boston Dynamics and Schaft. At present, both sides are negotiating.

Yesterday there were reports, Alphabet and Toyota Motor is in talks to acquire Boston Dynamics, but no mention of the Schaft. Schaft was another robot sector of Alphabet, Office is located in Tokyo.

In April this year, Schaft unveiled Biped robot upright can easily climb stairs. Maximum load of the robot 60KG, to maintain a balance in a small space or when climbing stairs. In addition, the robot through the rugged terrain.

Boston Dynamics is a robot company Google acquired in 2013, focused on research and development of Bionic robot. In March this year had reported that Alphabet intended to sell Boston Dynamics.

In response, Toyota does not give a direct answer, but said: "Toyota and its research and development departments will collaborate with external partners to discuss matters on a regular basis. ”

Last year, Toyota announced to strengthen research and plans to invest 1 billion dollars in the next 5 years. Toyota said that would initially focus on cars and robot intelligence technology

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