CES 2011 Video: Flying Quadcopter Combines iPhone and AR
Radio-controlled planes have thrilled hobbyists for years, but for a glimpse into the future of remote aircraft , look no further than Parrot's augmented reality quadcopter drone. Controlled through an iPhone or iPod, and sporting four rotors for stability, the flying drone incorporates a lot of modern technology, such as Wi-Fi and digital cameras, to create a new kind of experience.
The Parrot AR Drone premiered at CES in 2010, but that was only an early prototype. Now that the quadcopter has finally reached the consumer market, Parrot will undoubtedly use CES 2011 to unveil some new features for this neat toy.
Check out the above video for a display of its capabilities, our rundown of its reliability and shots of the drone in action.
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