2023 Author: Gordon Kinson | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-11-26 08:36
Google X's secret lab has a mysterious department whose funding is almost unlimited. According to The New York Times, for the sake of what's being developed there, the company spent just six months acquiring seven new firms. And this team is led by none other than Andy Rubin, the father of the Android platform.
A talented engineer and controversial personality, Mr. Rubin began his career at Carl Zeiss, where he served robots that create precision lenses and high quality lenses. The next step is working with virtual robots, designing and developing the Android OS. Today she is the main and very dangerous competitor of the iOS environment, which says that Andy Rubin does not eat his bread in vain. More precisely, he ate, since not so long ago he was promptly transferred to work on a new secret project. And now the first details have leaked out of the walls of the laboratories - Rubin's team is creating robots of a new generation.
On the one hand, this is a tribute to fashion, since more or less autonomous narrow-purpose drones are already used by many companies. At least the same Amazon, promising to deliver parcels using octocopters (8-screw helicopters). On the other hand, when assembling high-tech gadgets, human hands are useless, you need ultra-precise robot limbs. And Google's goal at this stage is precisely to create automated assembly systems that are more advanced than those on the market. But Andy Rubin has a different task and for his project it was not just that, actively and not stingy, the company acquired developments in various fields of robotics.
Investing in the future - something like this can be described what the creator of Android does. He designs robots that have no use today, and tomorrow they will also look like a curiosity, complex and expensive. But the day after tomorrow, these robots will take their place next to a person, as smartphones did in their time. And who knows how perfect the new electronic friends will be - will they be like what science fiction writers have dreamed of? At the same time, we are not talking about abstract developments, but a new trend, a commercially successful product, in which corporations are ready to invest billions. Once Apple was able to predict and lead the expansion of tablets, but will the company be able to do the same with robots?
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