Monday, March 22, 2010

Parrot AR Drone Augmented Reality

This is getting seriously fun - control this helicopter toy with your Iphone as an RC controller.  The "Drone" by Parrot, a French wireless company, generates its own Wi-Fi network, which enables the Iphone to control it.  Someone was bound to do this, and they are the first.  Seems obvious - use Iphone's own accellerometer to control the movements.  And to spice things up even more, the chopper streams live video to your Iphone, hence the videogaming experience.  They got the CES Innovations Award in the electronic gaming hardware category.  The videos speak for themselves.  No word on when it's coming out (apparently sometime 2010), or the cost, but very cool indeed.

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