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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 SteveYour Guide to RoboBusiness 2017
September 21, 2017 · Robotics, automation, and artificial intelligence will take center stage at RoboBusiness 2017, which takes place Sept. 27-28 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Here's a guide to help organize your show.How Microsoft’s AI Mastered Ms. Pac-Man
June 14, 2017 · A Microsoft AI system has set the all-time high score for the game Ms. Pac-Man with 999,990 points - the highest possible score in the game. The AI mastered Ms. Pac-Man by assigning a number of AI agents different tasks and having them work collaboratively.Can You Tame the UR5 Robot Arm?
September 20, 2017 · At RoboBusiness 2017, the UR5 robot arm from Universal Robots will pick “widgets” out of a feeder that moves around and is dynamically tracked by the vision-guided cobot. Using a wand, attendees will be able to “tame” the robot, prompting it to avoid the wand while attempting to reach the widget.RoboBusiness VC Office Hours Connects Startups & Investors
September 15, 2017 · Register your robotics startup for RoboBusiness VC Office Hours to connect with investors from ABB Tech Ventures, AME Cloud Ventures, Autonomy Ventures, DFJ, Grishin Robotics, Lemnos Labs, Moment Ventures, Sony Innovation Fund and Tsing Capital.6 Most Exciting Robotics Technologies to Watch
September 1, 2017 · RoboBusiness experts discuss the robotics technologies they're most excited about, including AI, computer vision, IIoT, mobile robots and more.Cozmo Robot Now Teaches Kids to Code
June 26, 2017 · The new Cozmo Code Lab uses drag-and-drop programming to teach kids how to code Anki's adorable Cozmo robot.Self-Driving Car Rides Coming to Boston?
June 6, 2017 · If approved, Lyft customers will be able to the Lyft app to hail a ride in nuTonomy’s self-driving electric Renault around a limited portion of the Seaport, where nuTonomy has been testing three vehicles since November 2016.Colorado Passes Law to Regulate Self-Driving Vehicles
June 2, 2017 · Colorado passed its first law to regulate self-driving vehicles to attract companies to test the technology in the state. The law allows self-driving vehicle testing as long as operators obey existing road rules.FAA’s Recreational Drone Registration Struck Down in Court
May 19, 2017 · A federal court rules the FAA's mandatory recreational drone registration violates Section 336 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act that Congress passed in 2012. For now, drones used for recreational purposes don't need to be registered with the FAA, however, drones used for commercial purposes still need to be registered.Self-Driving Cars Approved for Public Tests in Germany
May 12, 2017 · Germany passed a law that allows self-driving car tests on public roads. A human driver needs to be behind the wheel at all times, and the cars need to have a black box that tracks data in case of accidents.Smart Exoskeleton Prevents Elderly Falls
May 12, 2017 · The Active Pelvis Orthosis is a smart exoskeleton that recognizes in just 350 milliseconds a person has lost their balance. The exoskeleton then applies force to the hips to counterbalance the slip and prevent a fall.EduExo DIY Kit Lets You Build Exoskeletons
May 11, 2017 · EduExo is a 3D-printable, Arduino-powered kit for students, hobbyists and educators that teaches how to build exoskeletons.Georgia OKs Self-Driving Cars on Public Roads
May 9, 2017 · Georgia becomes the latest state to legalize testing of self-driving cars on public roads. The bill won't require humans in self-driving cars to have a valid driver's license. However, the self-driving cars must be registered as automated vehicles with the Department of Motor Vehicles, must maintain a valid insurance policy, and follow speed limits designated by local order.Meet the LiveWorx Robotics Lineup
May 8, 2017 · Meet the speaker lineup for the Robotics & Autonomous Vehicles Track at LiveWorx 2017, including Boston Engineering, CyPhy Works, Jibo, MIT, Soft Robotics, Vecna, WPI and more.Tesla Autopilot 2.0 Increases Speed Limit to 90 MPH
May 8, 2017 · Tesla has updated Autopilot 2.0, increasing Autosteer's speed limit on highways to 90 MPH and removing the speed limit during off-highway driving.