Google Poached a Tesla Engineer, But Not For What You’d Think

Image via USPTO Google (GOOGL) hired the head of the Autopilot team at Tesla Motors (TSLA), but it’s not because they want him to work on their own self-driving car. Robert Rose, who has worked for Elon Musk at both Tesla and SpaceX, will join Google’s robotics division, known as Replicant, filling a leadership role for the often secretive team as it works on finding ways to make robots a bigger part of the average person’s life, according to a Business Insider report. Rose’s background in robotics and artificial intelligence make him an understandable choice for leading the robotics team, but it is somewhat surprising that after all his work at Tesla he won’t be helping advance Google’s self-driving car even as that project really seems to be pushing to get on…


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