Tuesday, January 10, 2012

AR.Drone: Next Era of Video Gaming

Drones have been known for years for survalanes and even killing people. Every one must have thought about contoling and flying a drone for spying. What if you can buy a drone and not only fly it with your iPhone or Andriod supported mobile, but you can also record and share on youtube.

This commercial  Drone is known as  Parrot AR Drone Quadricopter. The interesting part is that the AR Drone is controlled via WiFi so just imagine how far you can take this thing. 

The AR Done has four(4) propellers and 2 cameras are attched with it for video capturing. It is around 12 inches in length and is made from plastic and foam.

The device can be best utilized to play augmented reality games.

Some features are mentioned here:
  • Controllable by iOS/Andriod operated devices like the iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad. Android devices are also included as well as some Apps for Samsung BADA and Symbian devices.
  • Wi-fi connection.
  • Ability to distinguish 3d stages.
  • Perfectly fits augmented reality games.
  • Fitted with ultrasound altimeter for hovering capability.

AR Drone augmented reality game

An interview with the AR Drone Team at CES


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