CES 2012: Parrot's AR Drone 2.0 Full Details Leaked
The folks over at DIY Drones
have recently posted about a leaked press release for Parrotís new AR Drone 2.0. For those of you who are unfamiliar with what an AR Drone is, itís an iPhone-controlled quadricopter that uses a number of sensors, including a downward facing camera, to help stabilize its flight. You control the flying machine with the use of an iOS device, such as an iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch.
The 2.0 upgrade offers a new 1280x720 resolution camera that can be used to record videos (with 720P HD capabilities) as well as new flight control modes to allow for easier handling. Previously, you had to rely on the camera to know which way the AR Drone was facing and then send commands from the droneís perspective. This option is still available for advanced users but with the AR Drone 2.0, the hardware can sense where you are so tilting your phone/tablet away from you will send the drone away and tilting it to your right will make the drone go that way as well. The whole control mechanism is very intuitive.
For those of you who are interested in the 2.0 version of the AR Drone, it will be available for $299 during sometime in the second quarter of 2012. You can check out the leaked press release in the source link and watch some videos of the original AR Drone in action below:
Do any of you think you'll be picking up the new and improved AR Drone 2.0? Share any thoughts and opinions below!
Source: DIY Drones