Google buys military robot-maker Boston Dynamics

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Google has acquired the engineering company that developed Cheetah, the world's fastest-running robot and other animal-based mobile research machines.

Boston Dynamics, which contracts for the US military, is the eighth robotics company snapped up by Google this year.

Analysts say the purchase signals a rising interest in robotics use by consumer internet companies.