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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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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.
Jeff Bezos Tests Giant $8M Method-2 Robot
March 20, 2017 · Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos got behind the joysticks of Method-2, a 13-foot-tall mechanical robot that appeared at Amazon's private MARS conference.
Canada’s New Drone Rules Aren’t Flyer-Friendly
March 19, 2017 · If you thought the recreational drone rules were tough in the United States, be thankful you don't live in Canada.
Niryo One: A New Robot Arm for Makers
March 17, 2017 · Niryo One is an open-source, 6-axis robotic arm for makers that can be powered by Arduino, Raspberry Pi and ROS. The Niryo One wants to make robotics accessible for everyone with a low cost and user-friendly experience.
Google Home Now Controls Neato’s Botvac Connected Robot Vacuums
March 16, 2017 · Neato Robotics Botvac Connected Series robot vacuums can now be controlled with Google Home. Not only can you use your voice and Google's virtual assistant to start, stop and pause robot vacuums, you can schedule cleanings, check the vacuum's battery level and more.
Wearable Robots Hope to Improve Minimally Invasive Surgery
March 15, 2017 · Researchers are developing wearable robotic tools for minimally invasive surgery designed to give surgeons more natural and dexterous movement than current surgical robots offer. This Horizon 2020 project stems from a need for better tools in robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery
WiFi-Enabled Roombas Getting Alexa Voice Control
March 15, 2017 · Starting in Q2 2017, iRobot will include Amazon Alexa voice control on any WiFi-enabled Roomba robot vacuum in the United States. The Alexa voice control will allow users to start, stop and pause their Roomba 960 or Roomba 980 by simply speaking to an Alexa-enabled device, such as the Amazon Echo or Amazon Echo Dot.
LiveWorx Robotics Track Call for Presenters
March 13, 2017 · Robotics Trends and Robotics Business Review are seeking qualified presenters for the Robotics Track at LiveWorx on May 22-25 at the Boston Convention Center. LiveWorx is a global technology conference and marketplace for solutions engineered for a smart, connected world that will attract more than 6,000 attendees
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