September 22, 2014      

As a result of a massive restructuring announced in July 2014, Microsoft has laid off its robotics team, which was part of Microsoft Research.

Microsoft has yet to announce this publicly, but robotics team leader Ashley Feniello announced the shutdown in a blog and on Twitter by tweeting, "sadly, the Microsoft robotics team has been shut down. My card key stops working tomorrow afternoon [Sept. 19]."

This was part of a second round of layoffs that occurred on Sept. 18 in which the Redmond, Was...

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