Google’s Andy Rubin, who created Android, and then oversaw Android development at Google, moved from Android back in March of this year to work on other projects at Google.
In an interview with the New York Times, Andy Rubin has revealed what he has been working on at Google, he is in charge of a new robotic division at Google.
Over the last six months, Google has purchased seven different companies related to robotics, and they are working on a new generation of robots.
Andy Rubin and Google have not revealed any specific plans on exactly what their robotic division are working on, although at the moment they are not working on robots for consumers, instead they are focusing on robots for manufacturing.
“I have a history of making my hobbies into a career,” Mr. Rubin said in a telephone interview. “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.”
Andy Rubin has compared Google’s Robotics project to their self driven car project, and said, “The automated car project was science fiction when it started,” he said. “Now it is coming within reach.”
It will be interesting to see what Google are working on at their new robotics vision, although we suspect it may be a while before they reveal more details, we wonder if these new Robot’s will be powered by Android.
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