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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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Ehang 184 Passenger Drone Could Soon Fly Around Dubai
February 13, 2017 · The Dubai Roads and Transportation Authority says the Ehang 184 passenger-carrying drone could be flying people around the UAE's biggest city starting in July 2017.
BVLOS Drone Flights Approved in Switzerland
February 10, 2017 · senseFly has become the first drone operator to be granted anytime beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) authorization in Switzerland.
Who Needs Bees: Flower-Pollinating Drones Will Save Us
February 10, 2017 · Japanese scientists turned a $100 mini drone into a flower-pollinating droid. We've seen drones used for many applications, but pollination could be the most vital.
Cassie Bipedal Robot Wants to Deliver Your Packages
February 9, 2017 · Agility Robotics has unveiled its bipedal robot Cassie that can be used for search-and-rescue missions and package delivery.
Meet Sii: A Social Interface for Assistive Robots
February 9, 2017 · In its effort to build assistive robots, Trinity College Dublin has developed the socially intelligent interface (Sii), a light-weight, 3D-printed robotic head that can express emotions and has three degrees of freedom.
Self-Driving Car Conquers Busy San Francisco Streets
February 9, 2017 · A GM self-driving car recently conquered the busy streets of San Francisco. With no pre-planning involved, the self-driving car handled four-way stop signs, busy intersections, bikers and more.
3D Robotics Drones Fly, Legally, at World’s Busiest Airport
February 3, 2017 · 3D Robotics conducted the first FAA-approved drone flights at a major airport. 3DR performed seven flights at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the world's busiest airport, to collect data on two four-story parking structures at the airport that a construction firm was hired to demolish.
Asilomar AI Principles: 23 Tips for Making AI Safe
February 3, 2017 · The Asilomar AI Principles is a list of 23 guidelines that artificial intelligence researchers, scientists and lawmakers should abide by to ensure safe, ethical and beneficial use of AI.
Super Bowl Drone Ban Spans 34.5 Miles
February 3, 2017 · The Federal Aviation Administration is banning drones from flying within a 34.5-mile radius of NRG Stadium during Super Bowl LI.
Wearable AI Teaches Social Skills
February 1, 2017 · Using a Samsung Simband, MIT CSAIL has developed a wearable AI that analyzes audio and measures movement, heart rate, blood pressure and skin temperature to help detect the tone of a conversation and help people better understand social interactions.
Boston Dynamics Handle: A 2-Wheeled, “Nightmare-Inducing” Robot
January 31, 2017 · Boston Dynamics debuted a new two-wheeled robot called Handle that can jump over obstacles, self-balance and eventually move objects around.
Gita Delivery Robot Carries Your Belongings
January 30, 2017 · Gita is an autonomous delivery robot from Piaggio Fast Forward that can carry up to 40 lbs. Gita can follow behind you or travel on its own to a pre-mapped destination.
Quarterback Drones Show Off Passing Skills at NFL Pro Bowl
January 27, 2017 · Watch DJI Inspire 1 drones show of their passing skills at the NFL Pro Bowl Skills Competition in Orlando.
Reptile Robots Spy on Wild Animals in Africa
January 27, 2017 · EPFL scientists built a robot crocodile and lizard to get up close and personal with wild animals in Africa. The robots are featured in an episode of the BBC's "Spy in the Wild."
Babies Helping Robots Get a Grip
January 25, 2017 · The Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Institute thinks robots can learn a thing or two about manipulation from babies. Google has donated $1.5 million to the cause to test this concept on dozens of robots.
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