Google acquires Schaft (robotics)
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Consideration: not disclosed; Google has stated that it does not plan to release financial information on any of the other robotics companies it acquired in 2013.
Google buys Schaft, a designer of humanoid robots using water-cooled, capacitor-powered motor system, making its robots stronger while keeping them compact.
December 2013 -- Schaft's robot dominates competition in a Pentagon Robotics Challenge. The Pentagon set up the robot boot camp, which included eight challenges such as turning off a value, opening a set of doors, cleaning up removing debris, and driving an all-terrain-vehicle.
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