Parrot has unveiled the AR.Drone, the first quadricopter that can be controlled by iPhone and iPod touch.
Thanks to the accelerometer in the iPhone and iPod touch that’s constantly detecting users’ movements, the AR.Drone is very easy to pilot by leaning the iPhone forward or sideways to corner or change direction. On the iPhone’s Multi-Touch™ screen, command buttons provide rise, down, rotate, back, forward, etc. AR.Drone is designed for flying inside and outside. Features include autopilot, Wi-FI, two cameras, ultrasound sensor and more.
Pilots see the AR.Drone’s camera output in real time on their iPhone and iPod touch screens.
Direct link via YouTube here.
The release date is listed as “2010” and no pricing information is currently available.
More info here.
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