Marc Raibert, founder of Boston Dynamics, will lead the institute’s work on cognitive AI, athletic AI, organic hardware design and ethics and policy.
Hyundai, SOSLAB jointly developing LiDAR for mobile robots
The goal is to develop an autonomous mobile robot that can move more stably on irregular surfaces and in between obstacles by expanding the short-distance recognition range while reducing the LiDAR sensor size.
Hyundai testing Spot quadruped as factory safety monitor
The robot provides real-time sharing of photos of on-site situations and an activity log with the control center.
Hyundai completes acquisition of Boston Dynamics
Hyundai paid about $880 million to acquire the controlling stake from Softbank in December 2020, valuing Boston Dynamics at $1.1 billion.
Top 10 transactions in robotics in 2020
It’s official: Boston Dynamics is joining Hyundai
It’s official. Hyundai Motor Corp announced this morning it is acquiring a controlling stake in Boston Dynamics for about $880 million. Hyundai Motor will own 80% of Boston Dynamics, while a Softbank affiliate will retain the other 20%. The final numbers are a bit different than our initial reporting, but the deal values Boston Dynamics…
Hyundai to acquire Boston Dynamics for nearly $1B
Update at 1 PM EST on Dec. 11, 2020: Hyundai Motor Group announced this morning it is acquiring 80% of Boston Dynamics for $880 million. Read Story. Hyundai Motor will acquire Boston Dynamics. The acquisition will be finalized at Hyundai’s December 10 board meeting. News about the deal was first reported by The Korea Economic Daily,…
Report: Hyundai in talks to acquire Boston Dynamics
We have often said – whether on The Robot Report Podcast or in various articles – 2020 has been the year of Boston Dynamics. Well, apparently others have noticed, too. According to Bloomberg, Hyundai Motor is in talks to acquire Boston Dynamics from SoftBank Group. The Bloomberg report, which cites multiple unnamed sources, said the…
nuScenes datasets for driverless car safety training get additions from Motional
Motional, the joint venture of Hyundai Motor Group and Aptiv, said that the additions of nuScenes-lidarsseg and nuImages to the nuSceness dataset will help teach autonomous vehicles how to travel safely.
Aptiv, Hyundai create joint venture for autonomous vehicles
Aptiv and Hyundai Motor Group are forming an autonomous driving joint venture to develop and commercialize of SAE Level 4 and 5 self-driving technologies. The joint venture, which will be based in Boston, plans to “begin testing fully driverless systems in 2020 and have a production-ready autonomous driving platform available for robotaxi providers, fleet operators,…
Robotics investments recap: June 2019
Reported robotics investments in June 2019 focused on transportation, AI and software, manufacturing, and healthcare.
Industrial exoskeletons expand worker capabilities, to help healthcare
Many of the most visible demonstrations of exoskeletons have been for assisting people with disabilities. However, limitations of weight, power, and cost have resulted in slow rates of adoption. In the meantime, the technology continues to advance, with industrial exoskeletons providing application experience. While the majority of today’s $130 million wearable robotics market is for…