CES 2014: Parrot demos new iOS controlled ‘MiniDrone’ quadricopter coming later this year [Video]

Parrot, the company best known for its AR Drone quadricopter, today unveiled a few of its latest iOS controlled vehicles including a smaller quadricopter called ‘MiniDrone’. We shot the videos above and below tonight during the official CES Unveiled press event and were quite impressed with the MiniDrone’s agility. Unlike its bigger brother, Parrot’s new drone sports removable wheels on either side allowing it to run smoothly along the floor, wall, or ceiling before taking off again into mid-air. It’s also extremely agile thanks to a number of built-in sensors, an auto-pilot mode, and a super lightweight design, as you’ll see in the video below.

Unfortunately we’ll have to wait until later in the year to get full specs, pricing, and availability details.

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Comments

  1. George Christopher - 9 years ago

    Did this guy ask if it had a barometer in it? Keep drinking your beer buddy… Cool product though….

    • Ante Vukorepa - 9 years ago

      Precisely what is strange about that question? Crazyflie has one. It’s useful when combined with other sensors (gyro+accelerometers) w/ a Kalman filter applied.

  2. Yiu Yin Yau - 9 years ago

    very interesting. such a cool product.

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