Price and availability from Flying Toys is to be confirmed, and the company will be launching its new products to the trade at 2014’s Spring Fair International on Stand A03 in Hall 3 at the Birmingham NEC across 2-6 February 2014.
Connected to a smartphone or tablet with Bluetooth Smart, the Parrot MiniDrone offers good flight stability. With numerous sensors and autopilot capabilities, the Parrot MiniDrone is an easy-to-fly quadricopter. Its compact and lightweight design, and four powerful engines, allow the Parrot MiniDrone to fly at high speeds and perform precision acrobatics. Attach two wheels to the MiniDrone, and it can climb along a wall, or move across the ceiling, before taking off again into mid-air.
Parrot Jumping Sumo
Piloted via Wi-Fi 2.4 or 5GHz with a smartphone or tablet, the Parrot Jumping Sumo is a new generation of connected robot. Half robot, half insect, it is equipped with a gyroscope and an accelerometer which provides agility and intuitive control. It can roll, turn 90 degrees with speed and precision, and perform 80cm jumps before landing on its wheels. With an embedded camera, its acrobatic and fast-paced movements are streamed directly onto the Smartphone screen.
See below for a video of the Parrot MiniDrone and Jumping Sumo demonstration which took place at CES 2014 in Las Vegas:
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