Steve Crowe

Steve Crowe was co-chair of RoboBusiness and managing editor of Robotics Trends and Robotics Business Review. Steve has been writing about technology since 2008.

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Komatsu Implementing NVIDIA’s AI on Construction Sites

Komatsu Implementing NVIDIA’s AI on Construction Sites

Komatsu, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of heavy equipment for construction and mining, has teamed up with RBR50 company NVIDIA to add artificial intelligence (AI) to its construction sites across Japan for increased safety and efficiency. The partnership, announced...

Robot Investments Weekly: 8 Companies Raise $90M

Robot Investments Weekly: 8 Companies Raise $90M

Welcome to “Robot Investments Weekly,” a new feature on Robotics Business Review that every Friday recaps the week that was in acquisitions, funding, IPOs and mergers and acquisitions in the robotics industry. For more information about investing in robotics, RBR...

Ocado’s New Grocery Robot Can Pick, Pack 50,000 Items

Ocado’s New Grocery Robot Can Pick, Pack 50,000 Items

Ocado Technology, the research division of online grocer Ocado Group Ltd., is no stranger to robotic grippers and grasping techniques. Ocado has been working with European partners to develop soft manipulators, including SoMa, to help fulfill orders in its e-commerce...

Realtime Robotics Raises $2M in Seed Funding

Realtime Robotics Raises $2M in Seed Funding

Realtime Robotics, a Boston, Mass.-based startup focusing on speeding up the time a robot takes to make decisions, has secured $2 million in seed funding. Key investors in the seed round include SPARX Group Ltd., Scrum Ventures, and Toyota AI...

‘Robutt’ Helps Ford Design Better Car Seats

‘Robutt’ Helps Ford Design Better Car Seats

Ford's "Robutt" robot mimics human buttocks to help the company design better car seats. A KUKA industrial robot arm lifts Robutt in and out of a seat 25,000 times over a three-week period to help design seats that will help...

Jibo Social Robot on Sale for $899

Jibo Social Robot on Sale for $899

Three years after raising more than $3.6 million on a crowdfunding campaign, Jibo the social robot is now available for the public to buy. Pre-ordered units will start shipping to customers in November.

Delphi Buys Self-Driving Startup nuTonomy for $450M

Delphi Buys Self-Driving Startup nuTonomy for $450M

Delphi Automotive has made another major move in its quest to develop autonomous vehicles. The U.K.-based automotive supplier has acquired autonomous vehicle software startup nuTonomy for $450 million. Delphi will pay $400 million up front for nuTonomy and $50 million...

Autonomous Snake-like Robot to Support Search-and-Rescue

Autonomous Snake-like Robot to Support Search-and-Rescue

Worcester Polytechnic Institute is creating autonomous snake-like robots that can navigate through the rubble, confined spaces, and rough terrain left in the aftermath of a disaster and send images and information to search-and-rescue teams.