Terms of the deal weren't revealed.
As part of the deal, SoftBank has also agreed to acquire Schaft, a Japan-based bipedal robotics company founded in 2012 and acquired by Google in 2013.
Google Cheetah, BigDog, WildCat and other nature-inspired robots, in 2013. Boston Dynamics gained internet fame through YouTube videos of its agile, often gas-powered robots dealing with ice, snow and other obstacles.Boston Dynamics, maker of
But communication between the two companies reportedly worsened over the years, and Alphabet was said to be in talks with other companies, such as Toyota, to sell Boston Dynamics.
Alphabet didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.
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