A drone powered by an iPhone app

iPhone has a clever new app using the latest Augmented Reality (AR) technology that can power the Parrot “Augmented Reality” Drone – a four-bladed ‘quadricopter’ with a range of 50m (165ft).

The drone has two small video cameras which record real-time pictures that are then sent to the phone’s screen, so you see what it sees. Interactive ‘enemy’ fighter planes are then layered over your view.

 

iPhone drone.jpgGizmodo’s Kyle VanHemert. ‘Tilting your iPhone, you control the mechanical bird in an AR game of airborne warfare – and it’s wi-fi ready, so you can play a networked game with your friends.’

Parrot boss Henri Seydoux said: ‘Video gaming and radio-controlled models are collaborating for the first time – and simultaneously evolving.’   

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