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Mission momentum: welcoming Vicarious
Last year, we became an independent Alphabet company. We're now ready to take an exciting next step in our journey.
Robots are incredible productivity tools, but the vast majority of makers can’t use them because of their cost and complexity. Our mission is to unlock the creative and economic potential of industrial robotics for millions more businesses, entrepreneurs and developers.
I am excited to share that we have agreed to acquire the business of Vicarious — a trailblazing robotics company and Robots as a Service (RaaS) leader based in the US — to accelerate that mission.
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. We are thrilled to welcome Scott Phoenix, Vicarious CEO, and an expert team of Vicarious engineers, roboticists and business professionals to the Intrinsic team.
Additionally, a smaller team from Vicarious will join DeepMind’s research team alongside Vicarious CTO, Dileep George, an accomplished AI and neuroscience researcher.
Scott Phoenix, Vicarious CEO, and Dileep George, Vicarious CTO
We will share more about this news in the coming months. Stay tuned!