The New York Times reports that Google has just purchased Boston Dynamics, the company known for building biomimetic robots for DARPA, the US agency that oversees military research.

This news comes just a week after the company announced that the former head of its Android (!) division would lead a new "moonshot" project in robotics.

While it's not clear what Google would do with such technology, it's all to easy to make association with the fictional Skynet entity from the Terminator series, especially with Google's all-encompassing data processing and its algorithms, which are designed to predict human behavior.

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