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2017: A Banner Year for Delivery Robots
By Eugene Demaitre · 17 January, 2017 • 2016 was a good year for delivery robots, but 2017 will be even better. From Starship Technologies' ground robot and Savioke's Relay robot and CyPhy Works' drones, delivery robots are coming sooner than you think.
10 Best Robots & Drones of CES 2017
By Steve Crowe · 13 January, 2017 • Here are the best robots and drones from CES 2017.
Toyota Research Institute: Fully Autonomous Cars “Not Even Close”
By Steve Crowe · 5 January, 2017 • Gill Pratt, CEO of the Toyota Research Institute, said the industry is "not even close" launching fully autonomous Level 5 cars. He added that it "will take decades to have a significant portion of US cars operate at Level 4 autonomy or higher."
CES 2017 Robotics Preview
By Steve Crowe · 30 December, 2016 • Robots are getting ready to take over Las Vegas during CES 2017. Here are must-see robotics sights to add to your schedule.
Vote: Which Star Wars Movie is the Best?
By RT Staff · 16 December, 2016 • Help us rank the best and worst Star Wars movies of all-time. This should be fun. Let the debate begin!
How Will President Trump Affect Robotics Industry?
By Oliver Mitchell · 11 November, 2016 • As tempers settle, we all are hoping to find out what "Make America Great Again" really means from President-elect Donald Trump. Hopefully it has something to do with robotics.
Self-Driving Trucks 5-10 Years Away: Colorado Transportation Chief
By Steve Crowe · 4 November, 2016 • Shailen Bhatt, executive director of Colorado’s Department of Transportation, says it'll be a few years before self-driving trucks are transporting goods on a regular basis.
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By Steve Crowe · 26 October, 2016 • Every so often, we check in with our readers to find out how we're doing, what stories we might be missing, and what we can do to improve Robotics Trends. Please take a few minutes to fill us in, and you'll be entered to win $100 and $25 American Express gift cards.
Why SNL’s Humanoid Robots Skit is a Major Problem
By Steve Crowe · 17 October, 2016 • Public perception might be the biggest problem facing the robotics industry. Look no further than the "Saturday Night Live" skit that mocked Asimo, which is arguably the world's most advanced humanoid robot.
Auto Industry Reacts to Self-Driving Car Guidelines
By RT Staff · 21 September, 2016 • Google, Tesla and Uber haven't commented on the new self-driving car guidelines, but many others have. Here's how automakers, executives, industry associations and others have reacted to the Vehicle Performance Guidance for Automated Vehicles.
Federal Guidelines Taking Self-Driving Cars in Wrong Direction
By Brad Templeton · 20 September, 2016 • Brad Templeton has major issues with the federal guidelines that were released for self-driving cars, saying the development of autonomous vehicles in the US may take a serious hit.
Self-Driving Cars Need to Be More Reliable
By David Bruemmer · 20 September, 2016 • Reliability is the underlying issue with all the challenges still facing self-driving cars. While we have seen great strides in moving towards a more autonomous and smart vehicle approach, reliability in cluttered environments and inclement weather remains an elusive goal.
Data the Key to Improving Human-Robot Conversation
By Steve Crowe · 16 September, 2016 • Todd Mozer, president and CEO of Sensory Inc., joins The Robotics Trends Show to discuss why data is the key to improving human-robot conversations.
3 Best GoPro Drones Besides Karma
By Ante Tatarović | Drones Globe · 16 September, 2016 • While you wait for the GoPro Karma Drone to be unveiled, here are three of our favorite drones that work well with GoPro cameras.
The Economics of Self-Driving Taxis
By Brad Templeton · 15 September, 2016 • Self-driving taxis will operate at a very low per-mile and capital cost, which means in a competitive market, it will be available at a price that easily competes with private car ownership, and even subsidized bus rides.

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