Android Co-Founder Andy Rubin assigned to head Google’s robotics department

Posted on Dec 4 2013 - 9:00am by Valerie Richardson

Andy RubinThe co-founder of Google was recently relieved of his duties in the Android department. But it seems like Google has other plans for Rubin as he is now assigned to head the Robotics group over at Google. It is believed that Rubin is secretly designated to hire robotics based companies to implement them in future products. While there’s no word on what these bots will be used for, it is being said that Google might look to introduce these robots in the company’s manufacturing line. Using automated bots for the assembly line has been done before, so it’s nothing out of the ordinary. This will save man power and streamline manufacturing to a great extent.

Rubin sounds fairly optimistic about his new project – “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,” he said while speaking with The New York Times. It’s quite a transition to head the Android department and jump into robotics, but as long as he’s satisfied, we’re not complaining. Besides, the platform is in good hands now with Sundar Pichai heading the Chrome and Android department from the past few months.
Source: The New York TimesVia: Cult of Android

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