Hyundai bets on AI and robotics development with Boston Dynamics AI Institute

Deepak Gupta August 17, 2022
Updated 2022/08/17 at 8:57 PM

Boston Dynamics is now a company of the Hyundai Motor group, in a deal that took place at the end of 2020. Now, they are moving forward together with an initial investment of more than 400 million dollars in the construction of the new institute, the Boston Dynamics AI Institute.

The Institute will invest resources in the technical areas of cognitive artificial intelligence (AI), athletic AI and organic hardware design, with each discipline contributing to the advancement of advanced machine capabilities.

Hyundai Motor Group announced the launch of the Boston Dynamics AI Institutean entity created with the main objective of contributing to the fundamental progress of areas such as artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and intelligent machines.

Hyundai Motor Group and Boston Dynamics will make an initial investment of more than $400 million in building the new Institute, which will be led by Marc Raibert, founder of Boston Dynamics.

Boston Dynamics AI Institute: a Hyundai bet on Artificial Intelligence and Robotics

With the research area as a priority, the Institute will work on solving the main challenges associated with the development of advanced robots. With top talent in AI, robotics, computing, machine learning and engineering, the entity will develop technology for robots and use it to advance their capabilities and utility.

The Institute's culture was designed to combine the best characteristics of university research labs with those of business development labs, working in four fundamental technical areas: cognitive AI, athletic AI, organic hardware design, as well as ethics and politics.

Our mission is to create future generations of advanced robots and intelligent machines that are smarter, more agile, perceptive and safer than anything that exists today.

The Institute's unique structure – with top talent focused on finding fundamental solutions with sustained funding and excellent technical support – will help us create robots that are easier to use, more productive, capable of performing a wider range of tasks and that are more safe working with people.

| said Marc Raibert, Executive Director of the Boston Dynamics AI Institute.

To achieve such advancements, the Institute will invest resources in the technical areas of cognitive AI, athletic AI and organic hardware design, with each discipline contributing to the advancement of advanced machine capabilities. In addition to developing technology with its own staff, the Institute plans to partner with universities and corporate research laboratories.

The Institute's headquarters will be at the Kendall Square Research Community Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in the United States of America. The Institute plans to hire AI and robotics researchers, software and hardware engineers and technicians at all levels.

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