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Steve Crowe
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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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Robot Holiday Gift Guide 2016
December 9, 2016 · We've rounded up 11 robots that will be great gifts for the neat freaks, techies, wannabe coders, and drone fanatics on your holiday shopping list.
SpotMini Wants to be a Robot Delivery Dog
December 9, 2016 · Boston Dynamics sees home delivery as a practical application for its SpotMini robot dog. But Boston Dynamics founder Marc Raibert says SpotMini needs to be cheaper to build before it will be sent on any job interviews.
Chess-Playing Robot Wants to Put CES 2017 in Checkmate
December 9, 2016 · Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) is showcasing its chess-playing companion robot that will challenge attendees at Tech East, Westgate in booth 2015. It's probably not as smart as IBM's Deep Blue, but the robot can pick up chess pieces and move them around.
Samsung POWERbot Turbo Robot Vacuum Maps Your Home, Has Alexa Voice Control
December 7, 2016 · Samsung's POWERbot Turbo VR9350 robot vacuum creates a map of your home that is stored on the smartphone app. You can then select specific areas or rooms for the vacuum to clean. The POWERbot Turbo VR9350 also features Alexa voice control for added convenience.
Honda NeuV Self-Driving Car Feels Human Emotions
December 6, 2016 · Honda will be showcasing at CES 2017 its NeuV autonomous car concept that uses artificial intelligence to feel human emotions and build a stronger connection between the car and human passenger. Honda will also demo a robot motorcycle at CES 2017.
Amazon Go Store Eliminates Checkout Lines with Deep Learning
December 5, 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.
Commercial Drone Alliance Writes to President-Elect Trump
December 5, 2016 · Commercial Drone Alliance writes a note to President-elect Donald Trump that outlines the state of the US commercial drone industry. The letter says the incoming administration "has the ability to create good jobs and grow the economy by propelling UAS technology forward."
Building Your Own Drone Just Got Easier Thanks to MIT
December 5, 2016 · MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) has developed a system that allows anyone to design their own drone. Users can change the size, shape, and structure of their drone based on the needs they have for payload, cost, flight time, battery usage, and other factors.
Starship Delivery Robot Makes First Fast Food Run
December 2, 2016 · Starship and Just Eat, an online food order and delivery service, delivered a takeout meal to a London resident via robot.
Watch ATLAS Humanoid Robot Walk Over Partial Footholds
December 2, 2016 · A new balancing algorithm created by the Institute For Human And Machine Cognition allows Boston Dynamics ATLAS humanoid robot to walk over partial footholds.
PABI Penguin Robot Making Autism Therapy More Affordable
December 2, 2016 · The PABI (Penguin for Autism Behavioral Intervention) robot is looking to make autism therapy more affordable. PABI autonomously conducts ABA therapy while logging therapy data that will be reviewed by a human therapist.
Hease Retail Robot Debuting at CES 2017
December 1, 2016 · Hease Robotics is introducing its Hease retail robot that uses artificial intelligence to provide guidance, deliver simple and complex information, offer coupons and deals, and retrieve data.
Otto Self-Driving Truck to Test on Ohio’s Public Roads
November 29, 2016 · Otto's self-driving truck will be tested on two public roads in Ohio, including a 35-mile section of Route 33, a four-lane, divided highway, during regular traffic flow.
Top 20 Black Friday Robot Deals
November 23, 2016 · We round up our favorite Black Friday deals on drones, robot vacuums, robot toys, and virtual assistants.
How to Cook Thanksgiving Dinner with a Drone
November 23, 2016 · Watch Autel Robotics' X-Star Premium Drone deep fry a turkey and prepare all the fixings needed for a Thanksgiving feast.
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Robot Holiday Gift Guide 2016
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SpotMini Wants to be a Robot Delivery Dog
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Honda NeuV Self-Driving Car Feels Human Emotions
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Amazon Go Store Eliminates Checkout Lines with Deep Learning
Amazon's "Just Walk Out" technology uses sensors, computer vision, and deep learning...