The New York Times has reported that Android founder Andy Rubin will indeed be pursuing his lifelong love of robots. Since leaving the mobile operating system behind, rumours have suggested that Rubin would spend his time working on actual androids.
It has been revealed, apparently by Rubin himself, that Google has purchased seven robot companies which will be part of a new secretive robotics initiative, with Rubin at the head of it.
Although not many details have surfaced yet, this robot group will be seperate from the Google X lab, which is know for its more unusual projects such as balloon-powered internet. But Rubin has said that the new division will still be pursuing a “moonshot” of that ilk.
He told the New York Times:”I have a history of making my hobbies into a career. This is the world’s greatest job. Being an engineer and a tinkerer, you start thinking about what you would want to build for yourself.”
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