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Meet More of The Information’s Free Agents

By Amir Efrati · Dec 10, 2013 1:28 PM PST

Yesterday we brought you the first installment of The Information's Free Agents, a feature about respected tech and media executives on the sidelines who may be looking for new opportunities.

We recently spoke with the next group of Free Agents, which includes a 10-time CEO who's now a sharpshooter; a current adviser to the CEOs of Twitter and ...

By Matt Vascellaro · Dec 10, 2013 12:29 PM PST


Robots Aim to Move Beyond Maids

By Amir Efrati · Dec 04, 2013 3:31 PM PST

There aren’t many autonomous robots for sale to consumers. That makes it a big potential market for roboticists like Andy Rubin of Google, who is exploring robots for manufacturing and has considered making robot "assistants" for the home, according to a person briefed on his current project.

The definition of robot remains murky and is constantly changing. But it ...

Google’s Andy Rubin Pursues ‘Replicant’ Robots

By Amir Efrati and Jessica E. Lessin · Dec 04, 2013 3:31 PM PST · 1 comment

Google’s Andy Rubin confirmed Tuesday night that he is working on a robotics project. The effort has gone by the previously undisclosed name “Replicant” and provides a big new test to the playbook he used successfully at Android. 

Mr. Rubin is working on robots for industrial tasks like manufacturing and logistics and has acquired a number of small technology ...