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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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Otto Self-Driving Truck Makes First Delivery: 51,744 Beers
October 25, 2016 · An Otto self-driving truck made its first delivery, driving 51,744 cans of Budweiser 120 miles through Colorado, marking the first time commercial cargo was delivered by a self-driving truck.
Candy-Dispensing Robot Makes Halloween Fun Again
October 21, 2016 · The LEGO Halloween Candy Thrower from flings mini chocolate bars to trick-or-treaters. It uses an EV3 IR sensor to detect when someone is in front of the machine to trigger the throwing mechanism.
Anti-Drone System Helps Secure Presidential Debate
October 21, 2016 · To help secure the final presidential debate, Las Vegas police used Dedrone's DroneTracker system to scan the surrounding airspace for unauthorized drones.
Project Wing Drone Delivery Boss Steps Down
October 18, 2016 · Dave Vos, head of Alphabet's Project Wing drone delivery initiative, is leaving the company to pursue new opportunities. Vos has been with the company for about two years.
nuTonomy Self-Driving Car Hits Truck in Singapore
October 18, 2016 · As it tried to change lanes, a nuTonomy self-driving car hit a truck in Singapore Tuesday. Nobody was injured in the accident. This is the first self-driving car accident in Singapore.
Drones to Deliberately Crash Into Planes in Midair Safety Tests
October 17, 2016 · The Civil Aviation Authority will purposely crash drones into the windows and fuselage of passenger jets in flight during upcoming safety tests. The UK government has pledged £250,000 to the study following a series of near misses with passenger jets around major UK airports.
Why SNL’s Humanoid Robots Skit is a Major Problem
October 17, 2016 · Public perception might be the biggest problem facing the robotics industry. Look no further than the "Saturday Night Live" skit that mocked Asimo, which is arguably the world's most advanced humanoid robot.
Sports Robots Coming to Practice Fields Near You
October 14, 2016 · The Mobile Virtual Player (MVP) robot has garnered attention for its ability to help reduce football-related concussions. But the robot has proved beneficial for many other sports, too.
Self-Driving Bicycle Hopes to Change Public Transit
October 12, 2016 · The University of Washington Bothell is building a self-driving bicycle that can travel 30 MPH with a 15-mile range. The team claims the self-driving bicycle "could get riders from A to B faster than a self-driving car, and at a tenth of the cost."
Watch: 60 Minutes Report on AI
October 10, 2016 · 60 Minutes reports on the advancement of artificial intelligence, how it's changing the world, and how its made more progress in the past five years than in the previous 50.
Drone Data Plans Coming from Verizon
October 7, 2016 · Verizon's drone data plans will cost $25 a month for 1GB and $80 a month for 10GB. Verizon also wants to use drones to strengthen its network coverage.
Robot Dog Wants to Comfort Lonely Seniors
October 4, 2016 · Hasbro's new Companion Pet Golden Pup is a golden retriever robot dog that hopes to be your grandparent's new best friend. At $120, your lonely loved ones interact with the Companion Pet Golden Pup by talking to it, which causes the robot dog to look at you and make "puppy-like noises."
Shock-Absorbing Skins Protect 3D-Printed Robots
October 3, 2016 · By "programming" customized soft materials, a team of researchers from MIT CSAIL can 3D print more durable robots.
Meet Kobi, Your New All-Season Robot Landscaper
September 29, 2016 · Kobi unanimously wins Pitchfire at RoboBusiness 2016 with its 3-in-1 robot landscaper that mows lawns, collects leaves, and snow blows driveways.
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