Verb hasn't worked out. Google is laughing. The entire partnership is more like a playground of engineers doing whatever they want on JNJ's dime.
Every major company has a robotics product that's launched or will be launching soon.
What's JNJ's answer: An exclusive (just-signed) relationship with Brainlab plus an eventual spine application on its Orthotaxy orthopedic robotic platform (2020 ). JNJ is working on an end-to-end "systems approach" that will combine navigation, imaging, neuromonitoring, and pre-/intra-/post-operative planning with an aim to reduce the variability in spine surgery outcomes.
Who's running strategy at JNJ?