Just some of the super cool deetts from a longer article
by CASEY TSCHIDA on Wed January 11th, 2012:
"...In regard to the UI, the upcoming version will include a media manager and a more professional looking head-up display and main menu, which includes access to the many augmented reality games being released for Parrot’s quadricopter. In addition, v2.0 offers two very cool new piloting modes:
• Director mode – The AR.Drone can perform a 360º panorama spin, a slow ascent, or a sideways video capture to create some very dramatic video clips.
• Absolute mode – Designed to help beginners, this mode always moves the AR.Drone in the direction you tilt your iDevice, no matter which way the quadricopter is facing.
- The traditional control scheme, now referred to as “relative” mode, is still available for pilots who prefer more realistic handling
That’s the lowdown! Unfortunately, once again, Parrot makes only a vague statement that the AR.Drone 2.0 and Free Flight v2.0 will be available in 2012. To anyone who may be wondering about a price drop, the $299.99 price tag is said to be moving forward. In the meantime, enjoy the short flight video below and check out the other CES announcements.
Sunday, January 22, 2012
CES 2012: Parrot Reveals The Next Generation Of Their Augmented Reality Quadricopter -- AppAdvice
Posted by siobhan at 5:59 AM