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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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Amazon Echo Data Sought in First-Degree Murder Case
December 27, 2016 · Authorities in Bentonville, Arkansas have issued a warrant to Amazon to deliver any audio and records from an Echo that belongs to James Andrew Bates. Bates is going to trial in 2017 for first-degree murder of Victor Collins.
Zenbo Home Robot Goes on Sale Jan. 1 in Taiwan
December 22, 2016 · ASUS' Zenbo home robot is designed to provide assistance, entertainment, and companionship to families. ASUS will start selling 32G and 128G versions of Zenbo in Taiwan beginning January 1, 2017.
Plen Cube Personal Assistant Robot Launching at CES
December 20, 2016 · PLENGoer Robotics will launch at CES 2017 its PLEN CUBE palm-sized personal assistant robot.
World’s Fastest Tricopter to be Demoed at CES
December 16, 2016 · YI Technology will for the first time in the United States conduct a live demo of its Erida tricopter during CES 2017. YI claims Erida is the world's fastest tricopter with a top speed of 75 MPH.
Watch Pepper Robot Learn to Play Darts
December 15, 2016 · Pepper uses trial-and-error learning to learn how to play darts. A human initially guides Pepper's arm to teach it how to throw, but Pepper hits a bulls-eye after just 60 throws.
Watch Amazon Prime Air’s First Drone Delivery
December 14, 2016 · Amazon Prime Air completed it first drone delivery on December 7, 2016, delivering an Amazon Fire TV and a bag of popcorn to a customer in Cambridgeshire, England. The entire process - from the order being placed to the package arriving at the customer's home - took 13 minutes.
Waymo is Google’s New Self-Driving Car Company
December 13, 2016 · Google's self-driving car project is now known as Waymo, a standalone company under the Alphabet corporate umbrella. And that could mean it's time to take the technology to market.
Panasonic Robot Bags Your Groceries
December 13, 2016 · It's not quite Amazon Go, but Panasonic is testing a robot at a Japanese convenience store that scans and bags your groceries.
SpotMini Wants to be a Robot Delivery Dog
December 9, 2016 · Boston Dynamics sees home delivery as a practical application for its SpotMini robot dog. But Boston Dynamics founder Marc Raibert says SpotMini needs to be cheaper to build before it will be sent on any job interviews.
Chess-Playing Robot Wants to Put CES 2017 in Checkmate
December 9, 2016 · Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) is showcasing its chess-playing companion robot that will challenge attendees at Tech East, Westgate in booth 2015. It's probably not as smart as IBM's Deep Blue, but the robot can pick up chess pieces and move them around.
Robot Holiday Gift Guide 2016
December 9, 2016 · We've rounded up 11 robots that will be great gifts for the neat freaks, techies, wannabe coders, and drone fanatics on your holiday shopping list.
Samsung POWERbot Turbo Robot Vacuum Maps Your Home, Has Alexa Voice Control
December 7, 2016 · Samsung's POWERbot Turbo VR9350 robot vacuum creates a map of your home that is stored on the smartphone app. You can then select specific areas or rooms for the vacuum to clean. The POWERbot Turbo VR9350 also features Alexa voice control for added convenience.
Honda NeuV Self-Driving Car Feels Human Emotions
December 6, 2016 · Honda will be showcasing at CES 2017 its NeuV autonomous car concept that uses artificial intelligence to feel human emotions and build a stronger connection between the car and human passenger. Honda will also demo a robot motorcycle at CES 2017.
Amazon Go Store Eliminates Checkout Lines with Deep Learning
December 5, 2016 · Amazon will open its first Amazon Go grocery store in Seattle, Washington, in early 2017, where customers will be able to walk in, pick up they items they want to buy, and walk out. "Just Walk Out" technology uses sensors, computer vision, and deep learning to track customers and automatically register which items get picked up. The customers will be charged later via their Amazon account.
Commercial Drone Alliance Writes to President-Elect Trump
December 5, 2016 · Commercial Drone Alliance writes a note to President-elect Donald Trump that outlines the state of the US commercial drone industry. The letter says the incoming administration "has the ability to create good jobs and grow the economy by propelling UAS technology forward."
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