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Sunday, January 22, 2012

CES 2012: Parrot Reveals The Next Generation Of Their Augmented Reality Quadricopter -- AppAdvice

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.

Posted via email from Siobhan O'Flynn's 1001 Tales

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