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5 Giant Robots Jeff Bezos Will Love
By Steve Crowe · 21 March, 2017 • Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos tested the giant $8 million Method-2 Robot at the MARS conference. Here are five other giant robots Bezos would love to get his hands on, if he hasn't already.
Jeff Bezos Tests Giant $8M Method-2 Robot
By Steve Crowe · 20 March, 2017 • Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos got behind the joysticks of Method-2, a 13-foot-tall mechanical robot that appeared at Amazon's private MARS conference.
WiFi-Enabled Roombas Getting Alexa Voice Control
By Steve Crowe · 15 March, 2017 • Starting in Q2 2017, iRobot will include Amazon Alexa voice control on any WiFi-enabled Roomba robot vacuum in the United States. The Alexa voice control will allow users to start, stop and pause their Roomba 960 or Roomba 980 by simply speaking to an Alexa-enabled device, such as the Amazon Echo or Amazon Echo Dot.
Amazon Alexa Hack Creates Talking Halloween Skull
By RT Staff · 14 March, 2017 • An Aspiring roboticist turned Amazon Alexa into a talking Halloween skull that tilts its head, looks around, and moves its mouth while talking back.
Amazon Echo, Google Home Want to Let You Make Phone Calls
By Steve Crowe · 15 February, 2017 • Amazon Echo and Google Home are reportedly looking to add the ability to make voice calls to the smart speakers, but concerns about privacy, emergency services, and regulatory hurdles are slowing down the process.
Amazon Echo Coming to Every Room of Wynn Las Vegas Hotel
By D. Craig MacCormack · 1 January, 2017 • Amazon Echo to be placed in every room of the posh Sin City hotel next summer, in perhaps most revolutionary crossover of residential and commercial technology since iPad proliferation.
Flying Warehouse Could Deploy Amazon Prime Air Delivery Drones
By Steve Crowe · 29 December, 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.
Amazon Echo Data Sought in First-Degree Murder Case
By Steve Crowe · 27 December, 2016 • Authorities in Bentonville, Arkansas have issued a warrant to Amazon to deliver any audio and records from an Echo that belongs to James Andrew Bates. Bates is going to trial in 2017 for first-degree murder of Victor Collins.
Watch Amazon Prime Air’s First Drone Delivery
By Steve Crowe · 14 December, 2016 • Amazon Prime Air completed it first drone delivery on December 7, 2016, delivering an Amazon Fire TV and a bag of popcorn to a customer in Cambridgeshire, England. The entire process - from the order being placed to the package arriving at the customer's home - took 13 minutes.
Amazon Go Store Eliminates Checkout Lines with Deep Learning
By Steve Crowe · 5 December, 2016 • Amazon will open its first Amazon Go grocery store in Seattle, Washington, in early 2017, where customers will be able to walk in, pick up they items they want to buy, and walk out. "Just Walk Out" technology uses sensors, computer vision, and deep learning to track customers and automatically register which items get picked up. The customers will be charged later via their Amazon account.
Yumi is the First Robot Powered by Amazon Alexa
By Steve Crowe · 2 November, 2016 • Omate's Yumi robot is the first robot to be powered by Amazon Alexa. You interact with Yumi just like you do with Amazon Echo, using your voice, having access to more than 3,000 Amazon Alexa skills.
Amazon Echo: Virtual Assistant or Government Spy?
By Tim Albright | AVNation · 12 August, 2016 • Even if Amazon Echo is secure, many IoT devices are not. Some security experts are concerned about hacking, government access and who exactly is receiving all this consumer data.
Amazon’s Drone Delivery Tests Horrifying Some UK Residents
By Steve Crowe · 1 August, 2016 • Supporters of the Roman Road and Fleam Dyke are "horrified" that Amazon plans to test its Prime Air delivery drones above the site.
Amazon Prime Air Drone Delivery Tests Coming to UK
By Steve Crowe · 25 July, 2016 • Amazon has partnered with the UK government to explore three key aspects of drone delivery: flights beyond the visual line of sight, flights where one operator monitors multiple drones, and obstacle avoidance technology.
Podcast: Amazon Echo vs. Google Home in Battle of Virtual Assistants
By Steve Crowe · 20 May, 2016 • The battle of the virtual assistants is on! Will Amazon Echo or Google Home come out on top? How will Apple respond? We debate on The Robotics Trends Show.

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