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Steve Crowe
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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.

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Amazon Prime Air Drone Delivery Tests Coming to UK
July 25, 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.
Pepper Robot Goes on Sale in Taiwan
July 25, 2016 · Businesses in Taiwan can now lease Softbank's Pepper robot for two years at $836.67 per month. Does Pepper's arrival in Taiwan mean a US launch is imminent?
Jibo Preparing New Pre-sale of Social Robot
July 25, 2016 · Jibo sent an email asking people to confirm their spot on a pre-order waitlist, which gives those on the list the first opportunity to pre-order the social robot.
Slurpee Flies Home in First FAA-Approved Drone Delivery
July 22, 2016 · Flirtey partnered with 7-Eleven for the first FAA-approved home drone delivery. The Flirtey drone autonomously delivered Slurpees, a chicken sandwich, donuts, hot coffee and candy to the home of the family who placed the order.
Pokémon Go Robot Takes Craze to New Heights
July 21, 2016 · Pokémon Go-Bot uses an iOS app, a robotics control program and GPS spoofing to help you play Pokémon Go 24/7/365.
Tesla Self-Driving Buses, Trucks Part of Musk’s Master Plan
July 21, 2016 · Elon Musk's Master Plan, Part Deux includes Tesla self-driving trucks and buses, both of which are in the early stages of development and should be unveiled some time in 2017.
BratWurst Bot Grills Sausages Better Than You
July 19, 2016 · BratWurst Bot autonomously grills Sausages, scheduling the grill time, delivery and ensuring good taste. All software is based on ROS.
Podcast: Inside WPI’s AIM Robotics Lab
July 18, 2016 · An inside look at WPI's Automation and Interventional Medicine (AIM) Robotics Research Laboratory and the work being done to create medical robots and robot-assisted surgery.
Flirtey: Drone Delivery to Homes Will Start in Next Year
July 17, 2016 · Flirtey said its historic drone deliveries to date "have been stepping stones to store-to-home drone delivery." Flirtey is currently in discussions with retailers and food companies about delivery to people's homes, and CEO Matt Sweeny said store-to-home drone deliveries will start sooner than most think.
Star Wars Drones Coming in 2016 from Propel
July 15, 2016 · Propel is preparing to launch four Star Wars-themed drones this winter that you'll be able fly at speeds up to 40 MPH and engage in "real-world laser battles" with others.
Drone Delivers Ice Cream to UK Beachgoers
July 14, 2016 · An ice cream shop on a beach in Britain successfully tested a drone delivery system that uses a modified DJI Inspire drone and three GPS sensors to carry up to four ice creams to beachgoers.
Why Tesla Autopilot Should be Disabled
July 14, 2016 · Consumer watchdog Consumer Reports is urging Tesla to disable its Autopilot semi-autonomous driving system following a series of crashes, one of which was fatal. Consumer Reports says that "consumers should never be guinea pigs for vehicle safety 'beta' programs."
Nissan ProPilot Eerily Similar to Tesla Autopilot
July 14, 2016 · Nissan's ProPilot semi-autonomous driving system automatically controls the distance between the vehicle and the preceding vehicle, using a speed preset by the driver. ProPilot also keeps the car in the middle of the highway lane by reading lane markers and controlling steering, even through curves.
Obi Dining Robot Helps Disabled People Feed Themselves
July 13, 2016 · The Obi robot dining companion gives people with disabilities the power to feed themselves. Obi is a robot arm that can scoop food from a bowl and deliver the food to your mouth.
Security Robot Runs Over Toddler at California Mall [Updated]
July 12, 2016 · A 16-month-old boy was allegedly knocked down and run over by a Knightscope K5 security robot at the Palo Alto, Calif.-based Stanford Shopping Center.
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Amazon Prime Air Drone Delivery Tests Coming to UK
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Slurpee Flies Home in First FAA-Approved Drone Delivery
Flirtey partnered with 7-Eleven for the first FAA-approved home drone delivery. The...