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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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Jibo Shipping Pre-launch Models in November
September 27, 2016 · Pre-launch versions of Jibo the social robot will start shipping to backers in November on a first-ordered, first-received basis. The hardware will be finalized on the pre-launch version of Jibo, but the software will not be finalized. No timeframe was set for when fully-functioning Jibo will ship.
Watch Pepper Master ‘Ball in a Cup’ Game
September 23, 2016 · Pepper the humanoid robot masters the game "Ball in a Cup" in 100 attempts through trial-and-error learning. Are you impressed?
UPS Tests Drone Delivery with CyPhy Works
September 23, 2016 · CyPhy Works and UPS tested a delivery drone on a three-mile trip from Beverly, Mass. to a YMCA camp at Children's Island. It took about eight minutes for the drone to deliver an asthma inhaler to a child on the island.
Guidelines for Self-Driving Cars: Everything You Need to Know
September 20, 2016 · The Department of Transportation has published its federal guidelines on how to safely integrate and regulate self-driving cars onto our roads. And the guidelines clearly show the federal government is in favor of self-driving cars.
GoPro Karma Drone Goes on Sale October 23 for $799
September 19, 2016 · The GoPro Karma drone was officially introduced, and it's easy to fly thanks to a simple controller, easy-to-use interface, and foldable design.
Data the Key to Improving Human-Robot Conversation
September 16, 2016 · Todd Mozer, president and CEO of Sensory Inc., joins The Robotics Trends Show to discuss why data is the key to improving human-robot conversations.
Robot Lawn Mower Keeps Golf Fairways Pristine
September 16, 2016 · The Turflynx F315 driverless fairway mower autonomously cuts up to seven fairways on a single charge, following pre-programmed routes to keep golf course fairways looking pristine.
MegaBots Still Hyping Giant Fighting Robots
September 16, 2016 · MegaBots has released a trailer for season one of its web series, but says it still doesn't know when the giant robot fight against Japan will actually happen.
Exoskeleton Helps Paralyzed, Pregnant Woman Complete Half Marathon
September 13, 2016 · Claire Lomas, a 36-year-old woman who is 16 weeks pregnant and paralyzed from the chest down, recently completed the Great North Run with the help of a ReWalk Robotics exoskeleton.
When Will Robots Become as Common as Smartphones?
September 9, 2016 · Will Allen, HP Fellow at HP Labs, joins The Robotics Trends Show to discuss why robots are arriving late in our homes and what needs to change to find more than the occasional robot vacuum in the home.
Project Wing Delivery Drones Flying Burritos to College Students
September 8, 2016 · Project Wing, a unit of Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc., will be using its delivery drones to fly burritos from Chipotle to students at Virginia Tech. The tests will begin this month and last a few weeks.
Starship Delivery Robots Find Mothership in Mercedes ‘Robovan’
September 8, 2016 · Starship Technologies and Mercedes-Benz Vans are teaming up on delivery robots with the new Robovan semi-autonomous transportation system. Instead of completing door-to-door delivery, the vans will drive to pre-agreed locations to load and unload goods and then dispatch the Starship delivery robots in the final step for on-demand delivery.
ReWalk Sells 100th Personal Exoskeleton
September 7, 2016 · ReWalk Robotics has sold its 100th personal exoskeleton, calling it "a major milestone indicating growing adoption of personal use of exoskeletons." ReWalk has also sold more than 150 systems to rehabilitation centers.
Pizza Delivery Drones Not Trusted by Americans
September 6, 2016 · According to a recent survey about delivery drones, only 37 percent of Americans believe a drone-delivered pizza would arrive undamaged.
$250K Self-Driving Bus Shuttling Passengers in Australia
September 3, 2016 · A self-driving bus will shuttle passengers along a 1.6-mile route in Australia. The bus, which can transport up to 11 passengers and has a maximum speed of 28 MPH.
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