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Google Parent Alphabet Shuts Down Yet Another Robot Project

vendredi 24 février 2023, 17:45 , par Slashdot
Alphabet is shutting down its Everyday Robots project -- another casualty of job cuts at Google's parent company and the latest in a long list of failed hardware ventures. From a report: According to a report from Wired, Everyday Robots will no longer exist as a discrete team at the tech giant. 'Everyday Robots will no longer be a separate project within Alphabet,' Denise Gamboa, director of marketing and communications for Everyday Robots, told the publication. 'Some of the technology and part of the team will be consolidated into existing robotics efforts within Google Research.' Everyday Robots launched in 2019, with an aim of designing armed robots that could help out in domestic and office settings; taking on light custodial work like sorting trash and cleaning tables. The project's prototype, single-armed, wheeled robots were tested in Google's offices from 2021, and in 2022 received an upgrade courtesy of Google's AI language research, letting them process natural language commands.

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