Parrot AR Drone 2.0 announced

Having initially wowed everyone with its ease of use the Parrot AR Drone is back and this time it's leaner, faster and thankfully still not self-aware

 

Parrot are to announce the arrival of their next-generation iPhone/iPad-controlled Parrot AR Drone or UAV, with the updated unit getting a brand-new design and some serious upgrades.

Controlled over WiFi the Parrot AR Drone 2.0 can be controlled via tablet or smartphone either using an iPhone 4S or iPad 2 or indeed via Android smartphones such as the HTC Sensation.

Boasting a completely new body this quadricopter has had a whole host of new features added including a 720p front-facing navigational camera which now not only serves to aid the pilot but can also record HD footage.

If that wasn’t enough the body has now been reinforced and there have been some hefty software upgrades as well which will allow the pilot to engage a primitive auto-pilot letting you effectively ‘point and fly’.

Along with the software upgrades Parrot have also thrown in a host of new sensors including a downwards facing camera which determines the speed of the drone. 

To ensure faultless flying the Drone 2.0 is equipped with a 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope and 3-axis magnetometer and finally 2 ultrasound sensors which help determine altitude up to 6m.

No word on UK pricing yet but rumour has it the Drone 2.0 will be available in Q2 of 2012 so not long to wait before you can start filming your own stunts.

Could this be the coolest accessory for your iPhone? Let us know what you think via the comments box below…

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