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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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Building Your Own Drone Just Got Easier Thanks to MIT
December 5, 2016 · MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) has developed a system that allows anyone to design their own drone. Users can change the size, shape, and structure of their drone based on the needs they have for payload, cost, flight time, battery usage, and other factors.
Starship Delivery Robot Makes First Fast Food Run
December 2, 2016 · Starship and Just Eat, an online food order and delivery service, delivered a takeout meal to a London resident via robot.
Watch ATLAS Humanoid Robot Walk Over Partial Footholds
December 2, 2016 · A new balancing algorithm created by the Institute For Human And Machine Cognition allows Boston Dynamics ATLAS humanoid robot to walk over partial footholds.
PABI Penguin Robot Making Autism Therapy More Affordable
December 2, 2016 · The PABI (Penguin for Autism Behavioral Intervention) robot is looking to make autism therapy more affordable. PABI autonomously conducts ABA therapy while logging therapy data that will be reviewed by a human therapist.
Hease Retail Robot Debuting at CES 2017
December 1, 2016 · Hease Robotics is introducing its Hease retail robot that uses artificial intelligence to provide guidance, deliver simple and complex information, offer coupons and deals, and retrieve data.
Otto Self-Driving Truck to Test on Ohio’s Public Roads
November 29, 2016 · Otto's self-driving truck will be tested on two public roads in Ohio, including a 35-mile section of Route 33, a four-lane, divided highway, during regular traffic flow.
Top 20 Black Friday Robot Deals
November 23, 2016 · We round up our favorite Black Friday deals on drones, robot vacuums, robot toys, and virtual assistants.
How to Cook Thanksgiving Dinner with a Drone
November 23, 2016 · Watch Autel Robotics' X-Star Premium Drone deep fry a turkey and prepare all the fixings needed for a Thanksgiving feast.
Pepper Lands Holiday Job at California Shopping Centers
November 22, 2016 · Pepper the humanoid robot will spend the next three months greeting customers at two shopping centers in California: the Westfield San Francisco Centre and the Westfield Valley Fair. Each shopping center will have four Pepper robots that will greet and engage with customers.
Neato Botvac Connected Robot Vacuum Adds Amazon Alexa Voice Control
November 22, 2016 · Users can now control the Neato Botvac Connected robot vacuum using Amazon Alexa voice control on the Echo or Echo Dot. Alexa voice control allows you to start, stop, pause, and resume the Botvac Connected's cleaning cycle.
Cozmo Robot Gets Smarter with Software Update
November 21, 2016 · Anki's Cozmo Robot is getting its first major update on December 5, 2016 that will allow it to talk more, recognize pets, see in the dark, and play new games.
How Tesla Autopilot Sees the Road in Real Time
November 21, 2016 · Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweets a video that shows how Tesla Autopilot sees the road in real time, sharing views from three cameras mounted on the self-driving car.
nuTonomy Self-Driving Cars Coming to Boston
November 21, 2016 · nuTonomy will put its self-driving cars to the test against the confusing streets and unpredictable weather of Boston, Mass. before the end of 2016. nuTonomy will begin testing its self-driving car, an electric Renault Zoe, in the Raymond L. Flynn Marine Park, a 191-acre area in Boston's Seaport district.
Jibo Social Robot Won’t Ship in 2016
November 18, 2016 · Jibo won't ship to customers in 2016. In an email update to its Indiegogo backers, CEO Steve Chambers says Jibo's second in-home beta test "shed light on some important technical challenges we must overcome."
Domino’s Pizza Delivery Drones Get to Work in New Zealand
November 16, 2016 · Domino's DRU Drone autonomously flew pizzas to customers in New Zealand, the country's first commercial delivery of pizza by drone. The flight lasted less than five minutes.
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