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Robots to Run Japan’s Henn-na Hotel: No Human Employees Welcome
By Steve Crowe · 5 February, 2015 • A new hotel opening in Japan will be staffed completely by robots that will carry your bags, clean your room, and manage the front desk. The Henn-na Hotel will also use facial-recognition technology instead of room keys.
Meet PlotBox the Cemetery Drone that Maps Your Grave
By Steve Crowe · 5 February, 2015 • PlotBox, which has been called the "Google Maps of cemeteries," uses cloud-based software and drones to map cemeteries to make sure they’re not burying anyone in the wrong plot.
Google, Uber Battle Over Self-driving Taxis
By Steve Crowe · 4 February, 2015 • Uber has partnered with Carnegie Mellon University on driverless car and mapping technology, while Google, an Uber investor, is reportedly developing its own ride-sharing service.
Watch: Drone Catches Thieves in the Act
By Steve Crowe · 4 February, 2015 • A polish rail freight operator used a drone to catch an attempted robbery of its coal source. The footage from the drone was passed onto police, which arrested the robbers.
Win a $1,399 Budgee Personal Shopping Robot
By Steve Crowe · 2 February, 2015 • Robotics Trends is giving away a $1,399 Budgee robot assistant that can carry up to 50 pounds. Budgee runs up to 10 hours on a charge and it has sensors on the front and side to avoid obstacles.
9 Epic Drone Fails You Need to Watch
By Steve Crowe · 30 January, 2015 • There's been a lot of discussion this week about drone crashes thanks to the White House incident. We revisit some of the most epic drone failures ever.
Can AI Correctly Pick a Super Bowl Winner?
By Steve Crowe · 30 January, 2015 • Microsoft's Cortana AI says the New England Patriots will beat the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX. Let's see how smart artificial intelligence really is.
Robot Spine Surgery Corrects Woman’s Congenital Scoliosis
By Steve Crowe · 30 January, 2015 • Deirdre McDonnell, 34, underwent a magnetic expansion control system rod operation to have a magnetic rod screwed onto her spine. The rod was then controlled externally to correct the curvature caused by scoliosis.
Bill Gates: Why Wouldn’t You be Concerned About AI
By Steve Crowe · 29 January, 2015 • Bill Gates agrees with Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking about the threat of artificial intelligence, saying that he doesn't "understand why some people are not concerned.”
DJI Blocks Drone Flights in Washington DC After White House Crash
By Steve Crowe · 28 January, 2015 • DJI says it will release in the coming days a mandatory firmware update for the Phantom 2, Phantom 2 Vision, Phantom 2 Vision+ to ensure compliance with the federally mandated no-fly zone around Washington DC. DJI says this same update will also hit the Inspire 1 in the coming weeks.
5 Robot Snow Plows to Unbury You from Snowmageddon 2015
By Steve Crowe · 26 January, 2015 • Want a robot to shovel all that snow for you? Here are some prototypes and DIY snow plows that can help unbury you from Snowmageddon 2015.
Drone Crashes at White House: Secret Service Investigating
By Steve Crowe · 26 January, 2015 • A two-foot quadcopter crashed into a tree on the southeast side of the White House grounds just after 3 a.m. Monday morning. Officials say early indications are that the device didn't pose a threat.
Drones at Super Bowl a ‘Concern’ for Security Officials
By Steve Crowe · 23 January, 2015 • While security officials say it's a pretty small concern, they are addressing the possibility terrorists could use drones to attack Super Bowl XLIX in Glendale, Ariz. on Feb. 1.
Just Bought a Drone? Make Sure You Know the Laws Before Flying
By Steve Crowe · 23 January, 2015 • More people are buying drones to fly for fun. But there are some guidelines you'll want to follow before taking off.
Watch 100 Humanoid Robots Perform a Flash Mob
By Steve Crowe · 20 January, 2015 • One hundred humanoid robots performed a three-minute synchronized dance in Tokyo on Monday in front of onlookers. The "100 Robi" project was designed to show that robots can be produced in large numbers at a low cost.

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