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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 SteveMIT Algorithm Improves Collaboration of Delivery Drones
June 4, 2015 · MIT tests a new system that combines simple control programs to enable fleets of drones to collaborate in unprecedented ways.Watch 4 Robots Conquer a DARPA Finals Test Course
June 3, 2015 · Team WPI-CMU, Team KAIST, Team MIT, and Team IHMC send their humanoid robots through a simulated course to preview what's to come in the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals.Hoovy Advatar Octocopter: Drone Advertising Coming to a Sky Near You
June 2, 2015 · Hoovy has launched its Advatar Octocopter drone on Indiegogo looking to revolutionize the advertising industry. Advatar can fly a 3 foot by 12 foot banner for 15 minutes that can be seen from 1,000 feet away.Robot Cheetah Sees, Jumps Obstacles: Watch
May 29, 2015 · A new LIDAR system allows MIT's cheetah robot to autonomously jump over obstacles in its path while running 5 MPH.B-Unstoppable Flying Tank Drone Launches on Kickstarter
May 29, 2015 · B-Unstoppable is a hybrid tank quadcopter that has four propellers to fly and two caterpillar tracks drive on the ground. B-Unstoppable can drive through a variety of terrain, but if the going gets tough it can take to the air.GoPro Drone Coming in 2016
May 28, 2015 · Speaking at the Code Conference, GoPro CEO Nick Woodman announced GoPro's plans to come out with a quadcopter in the first half of 2016.Robotics Playing Bigger Role in STEM Education
May 27, 2015 · Only 16 percent of American high school seniors are proficient in mathematics and interested in a STEM career.Rani Robotic Pill Could Replace Injected Medicines
May 27, 2015 · The Rani robotic pill is swallowed like a normal pill and contains tiny needles made of sugar that push into the walls of your intestines and inject medication.Hycopter Drone Flies for 4 Hours via Hydrogen Power
May 20, 2015 · A new hydrogen-powered drone called Hycopter can stay in the air for four hours at a time and up to 2.5 hours when carrying a 2.2-pound payload.Reporter Battles WordSmith Robot in Newswriting-Off
May 20, 2015 · NPR pinned one of its top reporters against WordSmith, an AI system that churns out millions of stories each year.Human Driver Races Audi RS 7 Autonomous Car: Who Will Win?
May 20, 2015 · A human driver recently raced Audi' RS 7 autonomous car at the Ascari racetrack in Spain. The race was decided by two-tenths of a second. Find out who came out on top.Foldable Drone Takes Off In Less Than 1 Second
May 19, 2015 · Swiss researchers have built a small foldable drone that can unfurl and take off in seconds.Bocusini Wants to 3D Print Your Food via Pre-filled Cartridges
May 19, 2015 · Bocusini will come as a plug-and-play 3D printer or an open-source kit that retrofits existing 3D printers into food printers. Bocusini works like a pastry bag, depositing food onto your plate layer by layer via a heated 3D food printing head.Watch a Drone Rescue Flood Victims in Texas
May 19, 2015 · A DJI drone was used to deliver a rescue line to a family surround by flood waters in their home in Texas. Watch video of how the drone helped.5 Hottest Robot Projects on Kickstarter
May 15, 2015 · Many crowdfunding projects are unsuccessful, but these robot projects are currently hitting homeruns on Kickstarter.