Google has put together a brand new research and development team to find cutting-edge technologies that could give the company, and its newly acquired Motorola Mobility division, an edge over the competition in the near future.

Google has created and installed the Advanced Technology and Projects division at Motorola, and hired Regina Dugan, a former director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), as a new Senior Vice President:

[quote]Dugan’s DARPA experience could help drive a research mission at Motorola, says Wade Trappe, a professor at the Rutgers University Winlab. “She is very good at driving a larger research program. And Motorola and the Android platform need to think out of the box to compete against the smooth interfaces and other features that the iPhone has,” he says.[/quote]

It’s certainly an interesting move, and it’s going to be fun to see what comes out of the Advanced Technology and Projects division at Stark Industries Google/Motorola Mobility.

Source: Technology Review

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