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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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Rapere Intercept Drone Will Destroy Your Precious Little Drone
January 19, 2015 · The Rapere drone, only a concept at this point, is being designed to seek and destroy rotary-style drones in under two minutes by dropping tangle line onto a drone's rotors.
AI Helps Super Mario Learn to Play Video Games Without You
January 19, 2015 · Researchers at Germany's University of Tubingen programmed artificial intelligence into Nintendo's Super Mario Advance so that Mario can play his own game.
Disney’s Beachbot Robot Turns Sand into Art Canvas
January 14, 2015 · Beachbot is a new robot from Disney Research and ETH Zurich that draws designs on beaches. It uses WiFi and a laser scanner to track its position and a retractable rake and sensors to draw lines.
MIT Wants Your Household Robot to See Better
January 13, 2015 · A new algorithm developed by MIT could enable household robots to better identify objects in cluttered environments.
Watch: Robot Serves Ice Cream in China
January 13, 2015 · The "Robot Ice Cream House" was installed recently at a mall in northeastern China, offering six different flavors and a variety of toppings.
Test: Vote for Best Robot Movie Ever
January 9, 2015 ·
Meet ChihiraAico: The Creepiest Robot of CES
January 9, 2015 · Toshiba's ChihiraAico humanoid robot is designed to resemble a a 32-year-old Japanese hostess that makes conversation, sings and could one day take care of people with dementia. And boy is it creepy.
Ozobot Bit Uses Google Blockly to Make Programming Fun
January 9, 2015 · Ozobot Bit is basically identical to the original Ozobot, but adds in Google's Blockly coding editor, allowing kids to expand their coding know-how by seeing the results unfold in front of them.
WowWee Adds Dancing MiPosaur Robot, REV App-Controlled Cars
January 8, 2015 · WowWee Robotics introduced at CES 2015 the gesture-controlled MiPosaur robot and REV app-controlled cars. Both new products will be available later in 2015.
The Best Drones of CES 2015
January 7, 2015 · 2015 is the year of the drone. The technology is quickly improving and prices are coming down, making them more affordable. We've scoured the CES 2015 showfloor and compiled our list of the best drones.
Mercedes-Benz F 015: Meet the Future Self-Driving Personal Chauffeur
January 6, 2015 · Mercedes unveiled at CES 2015 its F 015 Luxury in Motion self-driving concept car that features a "lounge-like" cabin that lets passengers interact with one another. A companion app allows the car to be remotely controlled: parked, for instance, or summoned to the front door from the garage.
Audi A7 Self-Driving Car Arrives at CES: Gamble Pays Off
January 6, 2015 · Audi's self-driving A7, named Jack, safely completed a two-day, 550-mile trip from the San Francisco Bay Area to Las Vegas in time for the kickoff of the world's largest consumer electronic event. At CES 2014, Jack failed while driving along an open stretch of freeway, requiring a human driver take the wheel.
Zano Nano Drone Takes Selfies to New Heights
January 6, 2015 · The Zano nano drone is a palm-sized quadcopter designed for personal photography and HD video capturing. The WiFi-enabled drone works with both iOS and Android phones and tablets and operates on a "virtual tether" with your device.
Samsung POWERbot VR9000 Robot Vacuum Offers 60x Cleaning Power
January 6, 2015 · Samsung's POWERbot VR9000 robot vacuum features CycloneForce technology that creates a strong centrifugal force that circulates dust particles through the inner chamber so dirt and debris is separated from the air and sieved into the outer chamber. As a result, the filter is kept clean, which lessens clogging over time.
Robot Challenges Humans at Beer Pong During CES
Empire Robotics, creator of the Versaball robotic gripper, is hosting a man vs. machine beer pong contest at CES. Versaball will challenge any CES 2015 attendee, building up to a match between the robot and the winners of the World Series of Beer Pong at 3:00 pm PST on January 6.
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