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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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Pittsburgh Steelers Practicing with Robots
May 24, 2016 · The Pittsburgh Steelers are using Mobile Virtual Player (MVP) robot tackling dummies during offseason workouts in an effort to enhance drills and reduce injuries to players.
Pepper Working as a Pizza Hut Cashier
May 24, 2016 · Pepper humanoid robots will soon be working as cashiers at Pizza Hut restaurants in Asia. And thanks to a partnership with MasterCard, Pepper will be able to process payments and make recommendations based off ordering habits.
Jibo SDK Beta Version Available to Developers
May 23, 2016 · Developers now have access to the beta version of the Jibo SDK, allowing them to build Jibo skills using JavaScript. Skills built by developers will be put through a certification process and will be accessible in the Jibo Skill Store, which the company says will launch later in 2016.
Podcast: Amazon Echo vs. Google Home in Battle of Virtual Assistants
May 20, 2016 · The battle of the virtual assistants is on! Will Amazon Echo or Google Home come out on top? How will Apple respond? We debate on The Robotics Trends Show.
Uber Self-Driving Car Hits Pittsburgh’s Streets
May 19, 2016 · Uber began testing self-driving cars in Pittsburgh weeks ago but finally confirmed the tests for the first time. Uber's self-driving Ford Fusion hybrid, which is in the early testing stages, will be collecting mapping data as well as testing its self-driving capabilities.
Pepper Robot’s US Debut Planned for 2016
May 18, 2016 · Pepper, the humanoid robot from Softbank, is expected to debut in the United States in 2016, focusing initially on businesses and not consumers.
ReWalk, Wyss Institute Partner on Next-Gen Soft Exoskeletons
May 17, 2016 · ReWalk Robotics has partnered with the Wyss Institute to expedite development of Wyss' lightweight, soft exosuit. Is this the beginning of the end for the bulky, rigid exoskeletons we've come to know and love?
Watch: NVIDIA Self-Driving Car Learns How to Become a Better Driver
May 13, 2016 · After just 3,000 miles, NVIDIA's self-driving car uses its DAVENET deep-learning network to learn the rules of the road and become a better driver.
Podcast: Robots Revolutionizing Autism Therapy
May 13, 2016 · Jared Peters, co-founder of Origami Robotics, has been an autism educator for twelve years and has spent thousands of hours with kids on the spectrum. Peters joined The Robotics Trends Show to discuss how robots are revolutionizing autism therapy and how this area of robotics will continue to improve.
Drone Flies into Model’s Face During Photo Shoot
May 12, 2016 · This was the first time aspiring model Jess Adams worked with a drone, and most likely her last.
Jibo to Re-create Classic Video Games
May 12, 2016 · Jibo has partnered with Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe to create a new gaming experience for the social robot. The first game being built for Jibo will be a reincarnation of Pac-Man called "Rescue PAC-MAN!"
Can Honeybees Help Improve Drones?
May 10, 2016 · The University of Sheffield thinks bees could be vital in developing drones that are better at avoiding obstacles.
Robot Hand Teaches Itself How to Get a Grip
May 10, 2016 · This University of Washington built a five-fingered robot hand that uses machine learning to teach itself how to grasp and manipulate objects on its own, rather than having humans program its actions.
Google Self-Driving Car Runs Over People in GTA 5 Mod
May 6, 2016 · A Grand Theft Auto V mod shows a Google self-driving car wreaking havoc in Los Santos, running over people on sidewalks and driving the wrong way on the highway.
Podcast: Teaching Kids About Human-Robot Interaction
May 6, 2016 · Dr. Charles Fritz teaches a high school class about human-robot interaction. Dr. Fritz joined The Robotics Trends Show to discuss the keys to human-robot interaction and some of the parameters his students created for how humans and robots can co-exist.
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