With the acquisition of Boston Dynamics in December 2013, Google already possesses eight robotic companies. The last seven robotic companies that Google bought were all startups. Boston Dynamics is not. It was founded 20 years ago and is designing robots for the US department of defence. Boston Dynamics possesses the most technologically advanced robots in the world.
It still remains unclear what Google hopes to do with these companies. There are a lot of speculations. What is clear is that Google is getting optimistic about the future of robotics. If we combine this with Apples’ and Amazons’ latest investments in the field of robotics, we can definitely argue that robotics is going to be a big thing in the future.