The Boston Dynamics AI Institute is set to bring a develop team to Zurich at the start of 2024. Image provided by Boston Dynamics AI Institute

Boston Dynamics AI Institute coming to Zurich

03 November 2023 11:00

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Zurich/Cambridge - The Boston Dynamics AI Institute of the Hyundai Motor Company will establish a presence in Zurich at the start of 2024. The team in place here is set to focus on core areas of the institute such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), hardware design, machine learning, mobile manipulation and robot ethics.

The Boston Dynamics AI Institute is set to bring a develop team to Zurich at the start of 2024. In so doing, the organization, which is based in Cambridge in the US State of Massachusetts and focuses on leveraging the benefits of Artificial Intelligence, intends to support further growth and attract the best talent in Europe, as the Institute writes in a press release.

“The Zurich team will expand the Institute’s focus in core areas such as AI, hardware design, machine learning, dexterous mobile manipulation, and robot ethics, and will help us connect to talent, universities, and research organizations in the vibrant European ecosystem”, the press release states. According to information from the Institute, its culture is geared towards bringing together the best features of academic research labs and corporate development labs.

The Boston Dynamics AI Institute was founded in August 2022 by Marc Raibert, who previously founded Boston Dynamics, a robotics company based in Waltham, in 2013. It primarily focuses on researching and developing autonomous mobile robots, initially for the US military. In 2020, Boston Dynamics was taken over by the Hyundai Motor Company.

To begin with, Hyundai and Boston Dynamics invested more than 400 million US dollars to launch the Boston Dynamics AI Institute, further details of which can be found in a press release. In its first year of operation, the Institute has expanded its research, technical and operational teams to over 150 employees and brought on board ten guest professors, who work across 100,000 square meters of lab and office space in the heart of Cambridge. ce/mm

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