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Google Robotics Head Andy Rubin Leaves Company, Kuffner Steps In

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Andy Rubin, who headed Google’s robotics effort and was the creator of its Android system, has left the company to start his own incubator, according to a company spokesperson. James Kuffner, a research scientist at Google, will take over the robotics group, the company said. Rubin’s move was earlier reported by the Wall Street Journal.

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