Arrow Artboard Created with Sketch. Artboard Created with Sketch. Title Chevron Title Chevron Icon Facebook Icon Linkedin Icon Mail Contact Path Layer Icon Mail Positive Arrow Icon Print Japan-Update SoftBank buys 2 robotics ventures from Alphabet IT giant's shares surge on deal announcement, Alibaba revenue forecast The Pepper humanoid robot was created by SoftBank.
KENTARO IWAMOTO, Nikkei staff writer June 9, 2017 11:49 JST
SoftBank Group announced on Friday that it will acquire Boston Dynamics, a U.S. venture that develops robots that run like animals, from Alphabet, Google's parent company.
The deal also sees SoftBank buy Japanese robotics firm Schaft, a spin-off from the University of Tokyo that develops humanoid bipedal robots, from Alphabet.
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