CES: iPhone-controlled drone unveiled

Boasting built-in military grade systems such as wind compensation and autopilot functions, the drone is able to hover for hours over a single spot – or fly under the command of a pilot using a wireless controller such as an iPhone.

The toy also boasts a number of other hi-tech embellishments, including a pair of on-board cameras and a computerised internal guidance system that allow it to track objects and react to the environment automatically.

“With video cameras and a powerful computer, we have developed a very stable drone that is easy to control and flies like a dragonfly,” said Henri Seydoux, the founder and chief executive of the Paris-based company behind the toy, Parrot.

via CES: iPhone-controlled drone unveiled at tech show curtain-raiser | Technology | The Guardian.

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