Andy Rubin, the man who co-founded Google’s Android business, is leaving the company.
According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, Rubin, who most recently has been heading up Google’s robotics division, is leaving to create an incubator for startups.
James Kuffner, a member of the robotics group at Google, will take Rubin’s place.
Rumors had arisen recently that Google was putting constraints on Rubin’s Android group, but Rubin denied those claims.
Under Rubin’s direction, Google has been aggressive in acquiring robotics company. The Internet giant has purchased Boston Dynamics, Schaft and Meka Robotics.
Shares of Google were up over a percentage point in pre-market trading Friday to $556.95.