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Alphabet’s Intrinsic aims to make industrial robots more capable

Alphabet’s public-facing history with robotics has, thus far, been a spotty one. Most notably, Google X’s big acquisition push culminated in its selling Boston Dynamics to SoftBank (who eventually

Hyundai buys controlling interest in Boston Dynamics

It’s official. Boston Dynamics is becoming part of the Hyundai family (pending regulatory approval, naturally). The Waltham, Massachusetts-based robot maker confirmed in a press release today that t

Alphabet’s latest moonshot is a field-roving, plant-inspecting robo-buggy

Alphabet (you know… Google) has taken the wraps off the latest “moonshot” from its X labs: A robotic buggy that cruises over crops, inspecting each plant individually and, perhaps, g

Project Loon and Project Wing graduate from X

X projects Loon and Wing have left the nest and graduated to independent companies under Google’s parent company Alphabet, X Captain of Moonshots, Astro Teller, wrote in a Medium post yesterda

Alphabet’s Project Wing now delivers burritos by drone in southeastern Australia

It's been a while since we last heard from Project Wing, X's moonshot drone delivery project. But after a few fallow months, the team posted an update today and it looks like the project has made quit

Alphabet’s X lab is working on renewable energy storage

Storing the energy produced from renewable sources is a significant challenge, and one that a number of players, including Tesla, are looking to address. Add Alphabet’s X (formerly Google X) to

Google’s Project Wing team takes a key step towards making drone delivery real

Project Wing, the X project from Google (now housed under mutual parent Alphabet) that focuses on drone delivery, just shared a key update in its efforts to make everyday drone delivery a reality: The

As UAV internet proves too complex, Alphabet shifts the Titan team to Projects Loon and Wing

When Google picked up Titan Aerospace in April 2014, the sky was, as they say, the limit. The high-flying drone producer seemingly had a lot to offer the tech giant, including the potential to expand

Chipotle to test burrito delivery by drone with Project Wing at Virginia Tech

Alphabet’s innovation lab X has a drone-focused team called Project Wing which has just announced a plan to commence aerial burrito delivery, in partnership with Chipotle, on the campus of Vir

Alphabet’s secretive Schaft Inc. shows off new bipedal robot in Tokyo

There's a new bot in town (Tokyo, specifically), and while it might not be as cute as Nao, as creepy as Spot and BigDog, or as anthropomorphic as Atlas, it might be more practical than all of them. It

Google’s Self-Driving Car Gets Into A Minor Accident While The AI Was Driving

It was bound to happen eventually: one of Google’s self-driving cars has gotten into a minor accident - and, for once, it was while the AI was in control.

Google’s Latest Self-Driving Car Prototypes Are Now On Mountain View Streets

Google has an update on the status of its self-driving car project – the latest prototypes of its vehicles are road-ready and already driving in Mountain View. These are the same adorable prototypes

Google X’s Astro Teller Says Wearables Still Need A Killer App

Back in November, I had a chance to visit Google’s Mountain View headquarters to chat with Astro Teller, the head of Google X’s so-called “moonshot” projects, about the past, present, and futu

Google X Founder Sebastian Thrun Has Left His Role As Google VP And Fellow

Sebastian Thrun has left the building -- the Google X building, that is. The founder of search giant Google's factory to develop and build "moonshot" technologies, who launched the company's driverles

Google Acquires Gecko, Which Did Mechanical Design For The Original FitBit

Google has acquired Gecko Design, a firm operating out of Los Gatos, California, to help with its Google X special projects laboratory. The acquired company has done design work for a number of high-p

Google Invests $50 Million In “Made With Code” Program To Get Girls Excited About CS

This week, Google launched a new initiative called Made With Code, aimed at getting young women excited about learning to code and close the gender gap in the tech industry. The idea behind it is to s

Google Co-Founder Sergey Brin On Google X’s Translation Of Research Into New Businesses

Google co-founder Sergey Brin wants the company to explore new areas of technology and develop projects that could have a huge impact on the world. Which is why he's thrilled to be leading the company

The Head Of Google X Reveals Its Anti-Technology Mission Statement

Astro Teller gave a keynote at Disrupt NY to talk about what he’s doing. He is the head of Google’s forward-looking innovation lab, Google X. The team is responsible for the self-driving c

Flux Emerges From Google X And Nabs $8M To Help Build Eco-Friendly Buildings

Flux, a platform that lets the building industry design eco-friendly homes by drawing on big data to do a lot of the hard work, is coming out of stealth with $8 million in funding from a pretty stella

Lyft Hires Google X Legal Director David Estrada As Its VP Of Government Relations

On-demand ride-sharing service Lyft has been expanding pretty aggressively over recent months, and plans to continue adding new domestic and international cities over the coming year. To help the comp
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