CES 2010 Parrot AR.Drone in Action

AR.Drone – user upload (video summary)

This video has been uploaded to The-Parrot-ARDrone.com by user deadsexytv. Here is a summary of the video in their own words:

The Parrot AR.Drone was by far one of the coolest gadgets we saw at CES 2010. We actually stumbled upon them in the iLounge Pavilion. Dead Sexy Mag was allowed into the cage to catch some great footage of the quadricoptor in action. Pricing wasn’t available and if you have to ask, it probably is too much for you! 😉 Specifications: -The first quadricopter remotely controlled by your iPhone/iPod using Wi-Fi (potential support for Blackberry and other phones) -2 built-in cameras -Drone View video streamed to iPhone or iPod Touch using a 93 degree wide-angle diagonal lens camera -CMOS sensor -Encoding and streaming of images on iPhone, video frequency @ 15 fp, camera resolution: 640 x 480 VGA -Intuitive & user-friendly piloting -High performance rechargeable LiPo (Lithium-ion polymer) batteries -The Smart Parrot Piloting Software includes an inertial unit, ultrasound sensors for altitude control and a vertical camera under the cockpit to measure speed 60 fps -Static flight or hover, range is 6 meters Removable polypropylene hull (as seen) for protection Embedded accelerometer & gyroscope -Automatic take-off and landing -Up to 15 mins flight time. -Running speed of 18 km/h or 5m/s (zippy!) -360 g without hull -400 g with the hull -Embedded computer system: ARM9 RISC 32 BITS – 468MHZ, DDR RAM 128 M-200 Mhz, WiFi b/g, USB high speed for future expansions, Linux OS

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