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Toyota nearing deal to buy robot maker Boston Dynamics from Google

Schaft is working to perfect robots like these.

SILICON VALLEY -- Toyota Motor is in final talks with Google to purchase two major robot companies.

The Japanese automaker believes robotics will be a key driver of its future growth. With the two companies -- Boston Dynamics of the U.S. and Schaft, set up by a graduate of the University of Tokyo -- Toyota's fledgling robotics division would get a huge boost.

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