The automotive group Hyundai has completed the acquisition of the mobile robot manufacturer Boston Dynamics to the enterprise Softbank, a transaction in which the company has been valued at about 1.100 million.
As reported by the South Korean firm, after the closing of the operation, Hyundai obtains an 80% stake in Boston Dynamics, while SoftBank retains the remaining 20%. In this way, Hyundai could have invested a few 880 million.
Boston Dynamics is a specialist in the production of mobile robots that are integrated into the business operations of industrial companies around the world. With this acquisition, Hyundai takes a step "important" in the process of strategic transformation into a provider of smart mobility solutions.
In the field of robotics, the group aims to develop advanced technologies that improve people's lives and promote safety, "Thus making the progress of humanity a reality."
“The agreement is also expected to allow the group and Boston Dynamics to leverage their respective strengths in manufacturing, logistics, construction and automation. Together they will create a value chain related to the world of robotics, from the manufacture of robotic components to the development of intelligent logistics solutions ", Hyundai has sentenced.