Report: Google Parent Company Alphabet Selling Robot-Maker Boston Dynamics


(Reuters) — Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O) has put Boston Dynamics, part of its robotics division, up for sale for lack of revenue potential, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the plans.

The possible buyers include Inc (AMZN.O) and Toyota Motor Corp’s (7203.T) research and development company the Toyota Research Institute (TRI), according to Bloomberg. (

Boston Dynamics, bought by Alphabet in 2013, is best known for building robots that look as if they belong in a science-fiction movie and are often co-developed or funded by the U.S. military.

Boston Dynamic’s products include Cheetah, which it claims to be world’s fastest legged robot as well as RiSE, a robot that climbs vertical terrains such as walls, trees and fences.

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