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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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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."
LG Bets Big on Robots at CES
January 4, 2017 · LG made it clear at CES 2017 that it's all in on robotics. The company introduced the Hub Robot, two robots for airports, a robot lawnmower and more.
Lego Boost Robotics Kit Teaches Kids How to Code
January 4, 2017 · At CES 2017 Lego introduced a new brand of robotics kits called Lego Boost. Lego Boost is not replacing the popular Lego Mindstorms robotics kits. Boost is aimed at introducing younger kids to the basics of programming.
Best Robots at CES Unveiled 2017
January 4, 2017 · AI, drones and robots made some noise at CES Unveiled 2017 in Las Vegas.
Elmo Coding Robot Introduces Kids to STEM
January 3, 2017 · WowWee Robotics and Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization behind Sesame Street, are co-developing the Elmoji Coding Robot. Designed for children three years and older, Elmoji teaches children basic programming skills using the "language" of visual emojis.
PowerRay FishFinder Robot Uses 4K, VR to Finally Make Fishing Fun
January 3, 2017 · Designed for freshwater, saltwater or ice fishing, the PowerRay underwater robot can dive 98 feet underwater and help you find fish with its integrated 4K camera. PowerRay also works with VR goggles that respond to head tilting.
Jibo Lookalike Eywa E1 Launching at CES
January 3, 2017 · Shenzhen, China-based Avatar Controls, a maker of smart home products, is launching its Eywa E1 Smart Home Security Robot at CES 2017, and it has a striking resemblance to Jibo.
Kuri Robot Wants to Join Your Family
January 3, 2017 · Mayfield Robotics unveiled its Kuri home robot at CES 2017. Kuri is a mobile robot designed to have a personality to connect with families.
AI: NYC Can Operate Smoothly with 75% Fewer Taxis
January 2, 2017 · New York City has nearly 14,000 taxi medallion licenses, but MIT CSAIL researchers say 3,000 four-person taxis could serve 98 percent of demand in NYC.
CES 2017 Robotics Preview
December 30, 2016 · Robots are getting ready to take over Las Vegas during CES 2017. Here are must-see robotics sights to add to your schedule.
Flying Warehouse Could Deploy Amazon Prime Air Delivery Drones
December 29, 2016 · Amazon's airborne fulfillment center would act as a flying warehouse for its Prime Air delivery drones. The fulfillment center would remain 45,000 feet in the air, and drones with ordered items may be deployed from the AFC to deliver ordered items to user designated delivery locations.
Samsung POWERbot VR7000 Alexa-Controlled Robot Vacuum Debuting at CES
December 28, 2016 · At Samsung will unveil its new POWERbot VR7000 robot vacuum that can be controlled with your voice by connecting it to an Amazon Echo. The POWERbot VR7000 is 28 percent slimmer than previous Samsung robot vacuums and maps your home.
5e NannyBot Wants to be Your Robot Babysitter
December 27, 2016 · The 5e NannyBot is designed to help parents remotely monitor their kids. The robot uses sonar to follow kids around and stream a live audio/video feed back to the parent's cell phone or computer.
FAA to Approve Drone Flights BVLOS at Test Site
December 27, 2016 · The FAA is expected to approve drone flights beyond the visual line of sight (BVLOS) at the Northern Plains UAS Test Site in North Dakota. The test site will become the first in the United States to allow drones to fly BVLOS without a chase plane. The approval applies to larger drones, but it could trickle down to smaller drones for lower-altitude applications.
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