Month: June 2017

softbank to acquire robotics division

Softbank to Acquire Robotics Division from Alphabet: our take

The details Late last week it was announced, without much ceremony, that Softbank Group would be acquiring Boston Dynamics and Schaft, collectively the robotics division of Google-parent, Alphabet. The terms of the deal are undisclosed. Recently Interact Analysis has written about both Alphabet’s industrial strategy and Softbank’s wide range of...

/ June 12, 2017
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Mass market adoption of automotive sensors to drive lower-cost UAV ‘sense and avoid’

The rapid increase in use of sensors in automotive for safety applications and autonomous driving is providing the catalyst for much needed advances in the use of ‘sense and avoid’ for UAVs. As millions of cars and trucks are fitted with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), the cost of the...

/ June 6, 2017
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Softbank’s Investment in OSIsoft

In short: great synergies, but execution will be key Last week it was announced that Softbank Group had made an investment in OSIsoft by acquiring the minority interest held by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (Kleiner Perkins), TCV and Tola Capital. OSIsoft – a privately held and relatively unassuming company...

/ June 6, 2017