Parrot’s AR.Drone seeks us out, destroys us as we go hands-on
Wondering what it’s like to fly the Parrot AR.Drone we covered earlier this evening? So were we, so we headed straight toward the thing at tonight’s Unveiled event. Speaking with representatives with Parrot they were unfortunately tight-lipped when it came to the details, but did at least confirm that the only connection to the device is WiFi. In theory, any device that supports 802.11 can connect to the drone to send controls to it and, interestingly, download video from the camera on the nose. The first such device is the iPhone and while the reps indicated they aren’t working on apps for any other platforms, they did promise to release all the control libraries to the world, meaning apps can be more easily written for a number of platforms — in theory. But what was it like to fly? Click through to read our impressions.
Gallery: Parrot’s AR.Drone
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