Google's Intrinsic AI, specializing in industrial robotics, made its first acquisition today. Another AI robotics firm Vicarious will be joining Alphabet to reimagine the potential of industrial robotics and make them accessible to the general public, businesses, and entrepreneurs.
Vicarious is a turn-key solution for integrating AI and robotics into traditional mainstream production, Robots-As-A-Service, as some would say.
The Bay Area-based company has been making robotics accessible for almost ten years now after raising a substantial $250 million in funding from high-profile investors such as Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, and Samsung.
The deal could be considered an acqu-hire as the current Vicarious CEO Scott Phonenix will be joining DeepMind as the Chief Commercial Officer, while a small team from the company will be joining DeepMind's research team. Sensible move since Intrinsic CEO Wendy Tan White.
“For more than a decade, Vicarious has been pushing the boundaries of intelligent robotics and AI across multiple industries with visionary customers, building an interdisciplinary team and unique culture in the process, we believe that combining our efforts will help us solve industry problems faster and accelerate our shared mission.” Tan-White said in a post.
This is a developing story and it will be updated in the coming months as more information becomes available.