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iPhone-Controlled Helicopter by Parrot

Posted in ideas by aldorf on January 17, 2010

This will probably be one of the more compelling augmented reality gaming applications around this year. A French company Parrot is demoing a remotely-controlled helicopter in Las Vegas during CES that flies depending on how you tilt your iPhone. The drone has four propellers that stabilize it and help it tilt back and forth. There’s are two cameras attached to the drone, so you can see on your iPhone what’s ahead of or below the helicopter. Parrot is releasing a software development kit, so that others can create games off the technology. The most obvious apps would be shooting or flight simulation games. AR.Drone: Augmented Reality games! I am not a big gamer but this sounds like mucho fun.

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