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The Parrot Jumping Sumo Robot @ CES 2014

When something like this pops up, we wonder whether there is any point in writing a blog post. Check out the following video and I’m sure you’ll agree, Parrot’s new iOS & Android compatible toy is going to be on … Continue reading

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AR.Drone – longest flight world record?

The following footage was recorded at 12 fps and is being played back at 24 fps, so the actual flight time was 13 minutes. In that time, the pilot of this Parrot AR.Drone managed to get more than 1.4 miles … Continue reading

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Gear & Shaft ‘bumpers’ for AR.Drone 1.0 & 2.0

Let’s face it, the AR.Drone can be a fairly fragile beast. In an effort to make the drone as fast and manoueverable as possible, Parrot have utilised lightweight materials throughout. The compromise is a lack of shock resistance and, in particular, the gears … Continue reading

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Bizarre ‘mod’ for AR.Drone 2.0

Do you remember Bart Jenson’s somewhat unique quadricopter design? No? Please allow us to jog your memory…. The Orvillecopter was Jenson’s way of paying tribute to his feline friend, Orville. The half cat, half machine was displayed at the Kunstrai art … Continue reading

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A formation of 49 quadrocopters over Linz

Much like the Orvillecopter, we’re not convinced this is art but it is pretty cool nonetheless: The video was filmed at the Voestalpine Klangwolke and is the work of the Ars Electronica Futurelab, who managed to form various 3D shapes in … Continue reading

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Spot the AR.Drone

Meet Kuratas, the world’s first “boardable” robot. Inspired by Japanese anime and manga comics (as well as bearing a scary resemblance to Robocop), Kuratas can be controlled by an on-board pilot or, for those wanting to cause devastation remotely, via … Continue reading

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UPO (Unexplained Promotional Video)

When it comes to gadgets and technology, Parrot know their stuff. Sadly their promotional efforts can be a bit hit and miss and, as you can see in the following video, this one is more toward the latter. The above … Continue reading

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Parrot AR.Drone tours Parisian sights

The owner of this Parrot AR.Drone has compiled a year’s worth of footage into the following video. Filmed using a GoPro, we are treated high quality images of the Notre Dame Cathedral and ‘la Tour Eiffel’. We also get to … Continue reading

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Two quadrotors collide mid-flight

  In this short clip you can see what happens when two quadrotors collide mid-flight. They’re not AR.Drones but, nonetheless, we thought you might enjoy the video. Google+

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Do you remember Space Invaders?

As a child of the 1980s I couldn’t help but think of Space Invaders when I saw the above, which appeared as a still image in my YouTube feed. The video was recorded at the Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors’ … Continue reading

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