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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 SteveEmbark Self-Driving Trucks Take on Otto
February 24, 2017 · Embark's self-driving trucks use deep neural networks to teach themselves how to drive on highways. Once they enter city limits, Embark's self-driving trucks hand control over the the human driver to drive through the city streets to the final destination.Gill Pratt, Daniela Rus Win Engelberger Robotics Awards
February 23, 2017 · Dr. Gill Pratt, CEO of the Toyota Research Institute (TRI), and Dr. Daniela Rus, professor of electrical engineering and computer science and director of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the recipients of the 2017 Engelberger Robotics Awards. Pratt won the 2017 Engelberger Robotics Awards for Leadership, while Rus takes home the 2017 Engelberger Robotics Awards for Education.UPS Delivery Drone Launches from Truck
February 22, 2017 · UPS has completed the first test of its truck-launched HorseFly delivery drones. Conducted in a small suburb of Tampa, Florida, a modified UPS truck launched a drone that delivered a package and then returned to the truck as it continued to drive along its route.Mini 3D-Printed Lens Could Help Robots See Better
February 21, 2017 · Researchers at the University of Stuttgart have developed a tiny 3D-printed camera lens that allows for speedier image processing. This lens could help drones, robots and self-driving cars see better.What AI Can and Can’t Do: DARPA’s Realistic View
February 21, 2017 · Is artificial intelligence a risk to humanity? DARPA weighs in on what it AI can do, what it can’t do, and where it is headed.Should Robots That Take Jobs Pay Taxes?
February 17, 2017 · Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates say robots should pay taxes if they take jobs from humans. Do you agree?Shakey, World’s First Mobile Robot, Honored by IEEE
February 17, 2017 · Shakey, the world’s first mobile, intelligent robot, was honored with the IEEE Milestone in Electrical Engineering and Computing. The award honors "significant inventions, locations or events related to electrical engineering and computing that have benefited humanity, and which are at least 25 years old."Amazon Echo, Google Home Want to Let You Make Phone Calls
February 15, 2017 · Amazon Echo and Google Home are reportedly looking to add the ability to make voice calls to the smart speakers, but concerns about privacy, emergency services, and regulatory hurdles are slowing down the process.ElliQ Robot Maker Intuition Robotics Raises Funding from iRobot
February 14, 2017 · Intuition Robotics has announced funding from iRobot Ventures, the strategic investment arm of iRobot, and equity crowdfunding platform OurCrowd. This investment brings the total funding in the company to $6 million across various funding instruments.Drive.ai Self-Driving Car Handles Rainy Calif. Streets at Night
February 14, 2017 · Watch Drive.ai's self-driving car drive through the dark, rainy streets of Mountain View, California, flawlessly handling a busy four-way stop sign, a car that cuts it off, and a broken red light.Ehang 184 Passenger Drone Could Soon Fly Around Dubai
February 13, 2017 · The Dubai Roads and Transportation Authority says the Ehang 184 passenger-carrying drone could be flying people around the UAE's biggest city starting in July 2017.BVLOS Drone Flights Approved in Switzerland
February 10, 2017 · senseFly has become the first drone operator to be granted anytime beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) authorization in Switzerland.Who Needs Bees: Flower-Pollinating Drones Will Save Us
February 10, 2017 · Japanese scientists turned a $100 mini drone into a flower-pollinating droid. We've seen drones used for many applications, but pollination could be the most vital.Cassie Bipedal Robot Wants to Deliver Your Packages
February 9, 2017 · Agility Robotics has unveiled its bipedal robot Cassie that can be used for search-and-rescue missions and package delivery.Meet Sii: A Social Interface for Assistive Robots
February 9, 2017 · In its effort to build assistive robots, Trinity College Dublin has developed the socially intelligent interface (Sii), a light-weight, 3D-printed robotic head that can express emotions and has three degrees of freedom.