Hyundai bought Boston Dynamics for nearly $1B — now build a walking car!

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At the start of last November, reports surfaced that Korean carmaker Hyundai was in talks to buy Boston Dynamics, the company that makes those robot dogs that will probably lead the charge when the machines rise up. Now, various reports confirm that a deal has been reached, and it will see Hyundai take over Boston Dynamics from its current owners, Japanese conglomerate SoftBank, for $921 million. As Gizmodo reports, this is the third time in seven years that the unprofitable Boston Dynamics has changed hands. The company spun off from a research unit at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in…

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