Google Inc’s (NASDAQ:GOOGL) latest creepy move was discussed by Liz MacDonald in a segment on Fox Business Network.
According to MacDonald, the internet search and advertising giant may start to sell a humanoid robot, according to a report by the Daily Mail. MacDonald remarked.
“This is eerie. This thing can drive a car. It can remove garbage. It can climb an 8-foot ladder. I’m waiting for it to run the treadmill for me. So the thing is, do you want this walking around your local supermarket. It’s eerie, it’s creepy but it’s [apparently]coming to the market pretty soon.”
Asked whether she wants one of these Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) humanoid robots, MacDonald said that she wants one to clean her house. Charles Payne remarked that this robot could come in handy if one has a farm. The Fox Business Network host said in jest that until his son who is 17 leaves the house, he doesn’t need one but he might be in the market for one as soon as his son turns 21.
MacDonald then went on to say that if ever we see these Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) robots walking around our neighborhood, it’s going to look like a science fiction movie.
Meanwhile, according to the Daily Mail report, the robot has already won the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Robotics Challenge. The robot was developed by Schaft, a company that the internet giant bought in Japan. The Daily Mail said that the robot was successful in all rescue-oriented tasks in the challenge which included scaling a ladder, opening a door, setting aside rubble, driving a car and scaling obstacles.
Watch the Fox report below as well as the robot in action in another video.
Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) shareholders includes Stanley Druckenmiller’s Duquesne Capital. The hedge fund reported 259,610 shares in the company by the end of the first quarter of the year. This stake is 32.64% of its whole portfolio. Another hedge fund with a stake in the company is David Forster’s and Peter Wilton’s Ibis Capital Partners which had 19,916 shares in the company also by the end of March. This stake is 15.72% of its whole portfolio.