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About Steve 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.
All posts by Steve10 Best Robots & Drones of CES 2017
January 13, 2017 · Here are the best robots and drones from CES 2017.Should Robots That Take Jobs Pay Taxes?
February 17, 2017 · Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates say robots should pay taxes if they take jobs from humans. Do you agree?Shakey, World’s First Mobile Robot, Honored by IEEE
February 17, 2017 · Shakey, the world’s first mobile, intelligent robot, was honored with the IEEE Milestone in Electrical Engineering and Computing. The award honors "significant inventions, locations or events related to electrical engineering and computing that have benefited humanity, and which are at least 25 years old."Amazon Echo, Google Home Want to Let You Make Phone Calls
February 15, 2017 · Amazon Echo and Google Home are reportedly looking to add the ability to make voice calls to the smart speakers, but concerns about privacy, emergency services, and regulatory hurdles are slowing down the process.ElliQ Robot Maker Intuition Robotics Raises Funding from iRobot
February 14, 2017 · Intuition Robotics has announced funding from iRobot Ventures, the strategic investment arm of iRobot, and equity crowdfunding platform OurCrowd. This investment brings the total funding in the company to $6 million across various funding instruments.Drive.ai Self-Driving Car Handles Rainy Calif. Streets at Night
February 14, 2017 · Watch Drive.ai's self-driving car drive through the dark, rainy streets of Mountain View, California, flawlessly handling a busy four-way stop sign, a car that cuts it off, and a broken red light.Ehang 184 Passenger Drone Could Soon Fly Around Dubai
February 13, 2017 · The Dubai Roads and Transportation Authority says the Ehang 184 passenger-carrying drone could be taxing people at the UAE's biggest city starting in July 2017.BVLOS Drone Flights Approved in Switzerland
February 10, 2017 · senseFly has become the first drone operator to be granted anytime beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) authorization in Switzerland.Who Needs Bees: Flower-Pollinating Drones Will Save Us
February 10, 2017 · Japanese scientists turned a $100 mini drone into a flower-pollinating droid. We've seen drones used for many applications, but pollination could be the most vital.Cassie Bipedal Robot Wants to Deliver Your Packages
February 9, 2017 · Agility Robotics has unveiled its bipedal robot Cassie that can be used for search-and-rescue missions and package delivery.Meet Sii: A Social Interface for Assistive Robots
February 9, 2017 · In its effort to build assistive robots, Trinity College Dublin has developed the socially intelligent interface (Sii), a light-weight, 3D-printed robotic head that can express emotions and has three degrees of freedom.Self-Driving Car Conquers Busy San Francisco Streets
February 9, 2017 · A GM self-driving car recently conquered the busy streets of San Francisco. With no pre-planning involved, the self-driving car handled four-way stop signs, busy intersections, bikers and more.3D Robotics Drones Fly, Legally, at World’s Busiest Airport
February 3, 2017 · 3D Robotics conducted the first FAA-approved drone flights at a major airport. 3DR performed seven flights at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the world's busiest airport, to collect data on two four-story parking structures at the airport that a construction firm was hired to demolish.Asilomar AI Principles: 23 Tips for Making AI Safe
February 3, 2017 · The Asilomar AI Principles is a list of 23 guidelines that artificial intelligence researchers, scientists and lawmakers should abide by to ensure safe, ethical and beneficial use of AI.Super Bowl Drone Ban Spans 34.5 Miles
February 3, 2017 · The Federal Aviation Administration is banning drones from flying within a 34.5-mile radius of NRG Stadium during Super Bowl LI.