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Steve Crowe
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Steve Crowe is managing editor of Robotics Trends. Steve has been writing about technology since 2008. He lives in Belchertown, MA with his wife and daughter.

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TurtleBot 2i: New Chassis, Robot Arm Support, Intel Joule
April 24, 2017 · The TurtleBot 2i, a modular ROS-based robot powered by Intel Joule, enables the development of next-gen advanced robots.
Dancing Robot Teapot Brings Mrs. Potts to Life
April 21, 2017 · This 3D-printed robot teapot includes four servos, two in its hips and two in its ankles, to dance to the music it plays.
Mini Robot Cheetah Could Give Legged Robots Smoother Gait
April 19, 2017 · The University of Twente has built a mini robot cheetah in hope of replicating its movements to improve how legged robots move.
FAA Faces Second Drone Audit
April 19, 2017 · The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is being audited for the second time by the Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT IG) for its "approval and oversight processes" for drones. The audit, which will begin in April 2017, will assess both the processes for granting waivers and its "risk-based oversight" for entities that do have waivers under the Part 107 rulemaking for commercial drone operations.
Poker AI Wins $290K from Humans
April 12, 2017 · An AI poker system called Lengpudashi won $290,000 after beating five Chinese pokers players during a five-day competition. The "landslide" victory was the second time in 2017 an AI program beat competitive poker players.
Marble Delivery Robots Working for Yelp Eat24 in San Francisco
April 12, 2017 · Yelp Eat24 is testing Marble's delivery robots in two San Francisco neighborhoods. Marble's delivery robots are over four feet tall, travel 3-4 MPH and hold up to four grocery bags at a time.
Honda Miimo Robot Lawn Mower Comes to US
April 11, 2017 · Honda is bringing its robot lawn mowers to backyards in the United States starting in June 2017. Honda introduced two Miimo robot lawn mowers that will be available at select dealerships nationwide, excluding California.
MegaBots Giant Robot Fight Set for August 2017
April 5, 2017 · MegaBots says the long-awaited giant robot fight between its Mk. III and Team Japan's KURATAS will take place in August 2017. The location of the giant robot fight isn't being released to ensure no further delays.
How Deep Learning Could Help Drug Discovery
April 3, 2017 · Researchers at Stanford University show how an advanced form of machine learning called "one-shot learning" can be used to solve problems in drug discovery.
Best Robot Videos of the Week: Automatic Bullseye Dartboard
March 25, 2017 · A look at the week's best robotics videos for your weekend viewing pleasure, including Mark Rober's Automatic Bullseye Dartboard and Amazon's MARS Conference.
Liquid-Handling Lego Robot Automates Lab Experiments
March 24, 2017 · A liquid-handling Lego robot from Stanford University helps students and teachers create inexpensive automated systems to do biology experiments. Modern biology labs often use robotic assemblies to drop precise amounts of fluids into experimental containers.
Rudy Assistive Robot Helps Elderly Age in Place
March 24, 2017 · The Rudy assistive robot from INF Robotics wants to help the elderly, war veterans and people with disabilities age in place. Rudy will cost $5,000 when it hits the market in 2017, but the company hopes to get reimbursement through Medicare and Medicaid so the robot "will be little to no cost to the user."
Baidu AI Leader Andrew Ng Resigns
March 22, 2017 · Baidu's AI ambitions were dealt a major blow with the news that its chief scientist Andrew Ng is stepping down. Ng will continue his AI work to bring about societal change.
5 Giant Robots Jeff Bezos Will Love
March 21, 2017 · Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos tested the giant $8 million Method-2 Robot at the MARS conference. Here are five other giant robots Bezos would love to get his hands on, if he hasn't already.
AutoX Self-Driving Car Uses $50 Off-the-Shelf Cameras
March 21, 2017 · AutoX is a self-driving car startup that has flown under the radar. Until now. AutoX released the first video of its self-driving Lincoln MKZ that uses $50 off-the-shelf cameras from Best Buy to navigate the streets of California.
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TurtleBot 2i: New Chassis, Robot Arm Support, Intel Joule
The TurtleBot 2i, a modular ROS-based robot powered by Intel Joule, enables...

Dancing Robot Teapot Brings Mrs. Potts to Life
This 3D-printed robot teapot includes four servos, two in its hips and...

Mini Robot Cheetah Could Give Legged Robots Smoother Gait
The University of Twente has built a mini robot cheetah in hope...

FAA Faces Second Drone Audit
The audit, which will begin in April 2017, will assess both the processes...