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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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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.
Pepper Robot Lands Job at Oakland International Airport
January 25, 2017 · Pepper, the humanoid robot from Softbank Robotics, began a pilot program at Oakland International Airport. The 4-foot-tall robot will greet and engage with guests at HMSHost’s Pyramid Ale Taproom in Terminal 2, offering assistance, menu recommendations and directions to travelers.
Delivery Robots Knocking at Your Door
The CES 2017 Robotics Conference brought together delivery robot experts to discuss industry trends, the need for continued testing, and how to overcome regulatory and technical challenges. Hear from Steve Cousins, CEO & Founder, Savioke, Ahti Heinla, Co-Founder, CEO, CTO, Starship Technologies, and Helen Greiner, Founder and CTO, CyPhy Works.
Professor Einstein Robot Launches on Kickstarter
January 23, 2017 · Hanson Robotics is looking to bring Albert Einstein back to life. The Hong Kong-based company has launched a Kickstarter campaign for the Professor Einstein robot that wowed attendees at CES 2017.
Hospi Delivery Robot Being Tested at Airport, Hotel
January 20, 2017 · Panasonic's Hospi delivery robot, which is already working in the healthcare sector, is beginning trials at a Japanese airport and hotel. Hospi will move around the hotel lobby offering drinks to guests and collect dirty dishes at an airport lounge.
Tesla Crashes Down 40% with Autopilot, Feds Say
January 19, 2017 · The US government exonerates Tesla for the May 2016 fatal accident that killed Joshua Brown. In fact, the NHTSA crash report found Tesla’s crash rate has dropped 40 percent after the company installed its semi-autonomous Autopilot software.
Starship Delivery Robots to Start Bringing Food to US Homes
January 18, 2017 · Starship Technologies has announced its first US partnerships, teaming with DoorDash on food delivery tests in Redwood City, Calif. and with Postmates to augment its on-demand courier service in Washington D.C.
Kubo Robot Uses Puzzle Pieces to Teach Kids to Code
January 17, 2017 · Kubo is an educational robot that accelerates learning in coding, mathematics, language, and music through its TagTile programming language, which helps pre-school and primary school children explore and understand new concepts in a screen-free environment.
Sophia the Robot Rides in a Self-Driving Car
January 16, 2017 · Sophia, the incredibly life-like humanoid robot from Hanson Robotics, took a ride in an Audi A7 self-driving car. Watch the ride and hear Sophia's opinion on autonomous driving.
10 Best Robots & Drones of CES 2017
January 13, 2017 · Here are the best robots and drones from CES 2017.
Jibo, Ling Bringing Social Robot to China
January 7, 2017 · Jibo has partnered with Ling Technology to bring a localized version of the social robot to China in 2017. Jibo will supply the hardware and Ling will handle the software to ensure the robot aligns with Chinese culture.
Have $30,000? MoRo the Robot Assistant Can Help Around Your House
January 5, 2017 · Ewaybot Technology's MoRo robot assistant can grasp and handle objects around your home to help simplify your life. However, it costs $30,000 so it'll likely start as a robot for academic research.
Toyota Research Institute: Fully Autonomous Cars “Not Even Close”
January 5, 2017 · Gill Pratt, CEO of the Toyota Research Institute, said the industry is "not even close" launching fully autonomous Level 5 cars. He added that it "will take decades to have a significant portion of US cars operate at Level 4 autonomy or higher."
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