Sunday, November 27, 2022
News Hyundai Group Completes Boston Robotics Deal

Hyundai Group Completes Boston Robotics Deal

Hyundai is in the robot business

  • Hyundai has gone to the (Robot) dogs

  • Plans to develop new robotics “realizing the progress for humanity”


Hyundai now officially has a controlling interest in the company that makes those creepy but increasingly effective robot dogs. The deal to see Hyundai Motor Group purchase 80 percent of Boston Dynamics completed today.

The automaker says that taking this step into the field of advanced robotics is “another major step toward its strategic transformation into a Smart Mobility Solution Provider.” Hyundai Group has invested in autonomous driving, artificial intelligence, flying cars, and now smart factories and robots.

Hyundai says that it aims to develop advanced technologies that enhance people’s lives and promote safety, thereby realizing the progress for humanity.”

Boston Dynamics’ first commercial robot, Spot, was launched last June and is already found in industries including power utilities, mining, manufacturing, and construction. The company recently unveiled its first designed specifically for warehouse facilities.

Don’t expect a robot dog that can drive your car, but do expect autonomous driving technologies to learn and share with the robodog department, leading to improvements in both. And expect that more robots will be involved in the production of your new Hyundai.

Hyundai’s video showcases the robots used as guide dogs as well as hospital helpers, but does not show the increasing law enforcement and military uses of the robots.

 

Trending Now

Nissan is Working on a New Platform of the R36 GT-R

The next generation of the GT-R could get a hybrid powertrain, depending on market needs. This model will use an entirely new platform,...

New Kia Logo Generates 30,000 Monthly Confused Enquiries

People are searching for “KN” car brand. The logo was updated almost two years ago. This is not a case of mistaken identity, it’s...

51.4% of Canadians Prefer an EV Over an ICE for Their Next Vehicle

The biggest hurdle remains pricing. Only 33.8% of Americans prefer the idea of an EV over a traditional ICE vehicle. A recent survey of...

VW’s Scout Brand Now has a Website and Another Teaser

The first Scout electric SUVs will be launched in 2026. The website hosts two teasers, including a new one that shows the front...

Volkswagen Says its Autonomous Vehicles will be Mainstream by the End of the Decade

The company aims to have autonomous vehicles everywhere by 2030. Until then, it wants to implement Robotaxis in Hamburg in 2025. Other automakers...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.