Tech giant Google Inc. has confirmed that it has acquired Boston Dynamics - the maker of some of the world's most sophisticated robots, including "BigDog" and "Atlas".
Founded in 1992 by Marc Raibert, Boston Dynamics best-known four-legged robot BigDog can carry heavy loads of several hundred pounds, even over rough terrain. It is perfect for use in combats and relief works. In 2008, Boston dynamics had posted a video of BigDog on Google popular video-sharing site YouTube. The video had gained more than 15 million hits.