Andy Rubin's New Gig: Heading Up Google's Robotic Future

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  1. dgstorm

    dgstorm Editor in Chief Staff Member

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    When Andy Rubin stepped down as head of the Android Division at Google earlier this year it came as a shock. At that time, they made it clear that he wasn't leaving the company, but was instead focusing on other projects for Google. The year is almost up and only now are we getting the details on just what Andy has been up to. It turns out, Mr. Rubin is still in charge of androids, just not the Google mobile OS variety. A new report from the New York Times indicates that Andy Rubin is now the head of Google's robotics division. He is working on developing more intelligent robotics for industrial based applications, right now, but his work could lead to other advancements.

    Right now they are calling his work a "moonshot" which refers to the fact that it could take a decade before the results of his work are realized. Here's a quote from the NYT article with a few more details,

    What do you guys think? Will Andy Rubin help to usher in a new era of automated prosperity or slavery to robotic overlords?

    Source: NewYorkTimes

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