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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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9 Epic Drone Fails You Need to Watch
There's been a lot of discussion this week about drone crashes thanks to the White House incident. We revisit some of the most epic drone failures ever.
Can AI Correctly Pick a Super Bowl Winner?
January 30, 2015 · Microsoft's Cortana AI says the New England Patriots will beat the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX. Let's see how smart artificial intelligence really is.
Robot Spine Surgery Corrects Woman’s Congenital Scoliosis
January 30, 2015 · Deirdre McDonnell, 34, underwent a magnetic expansion control system rod operation to have a magnetic rod screwed onto her spine. The rod was then controlled externally to correct the curvature caused by scoliosis.
Bill Gates: Why Wouldn’t You be Concerned About AI
January 29, 2015 · Bill Gates agrees with Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking about the threat of artificial intelligence, saying that he doesn't "understand why some people are not concerned.”
DJI Blocks Drone Flights in Washington DC After White House Crash
January 28, 2015 · DJI says it will release in the coming days a mandatory firmware update for the Phantom 2, Phantom 2 Vision, Phantom 2 Vision+ to ensure compliance with the federally mandated no-fly zone around Washington DC. DJI says this same update will also hit the Inspire 1 in the coming weeks.
Panasonic’s Triangular Rulo Robot Vacuum Cleans Your Pesky Corners
January 27, 2015 · Panasonic's triangular-shaped MC-RS1 Rulo robot vacuum is deigned to better clean the corners in your home. It has rotating brushes on two of its three corners that get into those corners and drive the dirt into the unit's main cleaning mechanism on the bottom of the chassis.
5 Robot Snow Plows to Unbury You from Snowmageddon 2015
January 26, 2015 · Want a robot to shovel all that snow for you? Here are some prototypes and DIY snow plows that can help unbury you from Snowmageddon 2015.
Drone Crashes at White House: Secret Service Investigating
January 26, 2015 · A two-foot quadcopter crashed into a tree on the southeast side of the White House grounds just after 3 a.m. Monday morning. Officials say early indications are that the device didn't pose a threat.
Drones at Super Bowl a ‘Concern’ for Security Officials
January 23, 2015 · While security officials say it's a pretty small concern, they are addressing the possibility terrorists could use drones to attack Super Bowl XLIX in Glendale, Ariz. on Feb. 1.
Just Bought a Drone? Make Sure You Know the Laws Before Flying
January 23, 2015 · More people are buying drones to fly for fun. But there are some guidelines you'll want to follow before taking off.
Watch 100 Humanoid Robots Perform a Flash Mob
January 20, 2015 · One hundred humanoid robots performed a three-minute synchronized dance in Tokyo on Monday in front of onlookers. The "100 Robi" project was designed to show that robots can be produced in large numbers at a low cost.
You Can Buy This $1 Million Shooting Robot on Amazon
January 20, 2015 · Kuratas is a $1 million mech suit with a BB Gatling gun that fires off 6,000 rounds per minute. It takes cues from your facial expressions and fires off the Gatling gun when you smile at it.
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.
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