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About Steve 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.
All posts by SteveFlirtey Wants Drones to Deliver Defibrillators in Nevada
October 11, 2017 · Flirtey and REMSA have partnered to use drones to delivery automated external defibrillators to victims of cardiac arrest in Nevada. Before the partnership can take off, however, the companies need to get regulatory approval.How Many Robots Does it Take to Screw in a Light Bulb?
October 11, 2017 · Watch a Fetch robot with a custom soft robotic gripper use a screwdriver, screw in a lightbulb, remove a bottle cap and more.NVIDIA: Drive PX Pegasus AI Computer Powers Level 5 Autonomous Vehicles
October 10, 2017 · NVIDIA introduced its Drive PX Pegasus AI computer that it claims can power Level 5 autonomous vehicles. Will Pegasus help show a path to production for the automakers and tech companies working on fully autonomous vehicles?Aibo Robot Dog Returning in 2018
October 9, 2017 · Sony is launching a refreshed version of its Aibo robot dog in 2018. The new Aibo will feature artificial intelligence (AI), internet connectivity, voice control, and the ability to control connected devices throughout its environment.UnitDoseOne Wins RoboBusiness Pitchfire Startup Competition
October 2, 2017 · Meet UnitDoseOne, maker of a robotic pharmacy that won the Pitchfire startup competition at RoboBusiness 2017.Tend Launches in.view Robot Performance Management Software
September 26, 2017 · Tend's newest smart cloud robotics solution, in.view, enables remote monitoring and analysis of production robots.Your Guide to RoboBusiness 2017
September 21, 2017 · Robotics, automation, and artificial intelligence will take center stage at RoboBusiness 2017, which takes place Sept. 27-28 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Here's a guide to help organize your show.Can You Tame the UR5 Robot Arm?
September 20, 2017 · At RoboBusiness 2017, the UR5 robot arm from Universal Robots will pick “widgets” out of a feeder that moves around and is dynamically tracked by the vision-guided cobot. Using a wand, attendees will be able to “tame” the robot, prompting it to avoid the wand while attempting to reach the widget.RoboBusiness VC Office Hours Connects Startups & Investors
September 15, 2017 · Register your robotics startup for RoboBusiness VC Office Hours to connect with investors from ABB Tech Ventures, AME Cloud Ventures, Autonomy Ventures, DFJ, Grishin Robotics, Lemnos Labs, Moment Ventures, Sony Innovation Fund and Tsing Capital.6 Most Exciting Robotics Technologies to Watch
September 1, 2017 · RoboBusiness experts discuss the robotics technologies they're most excited about, including AI, computer vision, IIoT, mobile robots and more.Cozmo Robot Now Teaches Kids to Code
June 26, 2017 · The new Cozmo Code Lab uses drag-and-drop programming to teach kids how to code Anki's adorable Cozmo robot.How Microsoft’s AI Mastered Ms. Pac-Man
June 14, 2017 · A Microsoft AI system has set the all-time high score for the game Ms. Pac-Man with 999,990 points - the highest possible score in the game. The AI mastered Ms. Pac-Man by assigning a number of AI agents different tasks and having them work collaboratively.Self-Driving Car Rides Coming to Boston?
June 6, 2017 · If approved, Lyft customers will be able to the Lyft app to hail a ride in nuTonomy’s self-driving electric Renault around a limited portion of the Seaport, where nuTonomy has been testing three vehicles since November 2016.Colorado Passes Law to Regulate Self-Driving Vehicles
June 2, 2017 · Colorado passed its first law to regulate self-driving vehicles to attract companies to test the technology in the state. The law allows self-driving vehicle testing as long as operators obey existing road rules.FAA’s Recreational Drone Registration Struck Down in Court
May 19, 2017 · A federal court rules the FAA's mandatory recreational drone registration violates Section 336 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act that Congress passed in 2012. For now, drones used for recreational purposes don't need to be registered with the FAA, however, drones used for commercial purposes still need to be registered.