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Child-sized parrots once roamed New Zealand

August 11th, 2019

Parrots are popular pets today, and you don’t have to look far on YouTube to find charming videos of tropical birds doing adorable things. They’re fun animals, and their small size makes them appealing to potential owners. Fossils from New Zealand reveal the existence of an ancient parrot that would definitely not have been a …

Parrot Disco CES 2016

Parrot’s brand new smart drone can reach speeds of 50 MPH

January 5th, 2016

Parrot has wowed us with various drone designs in recent years, and the company keeps pushing the limits of what it can do with its UAV technology. At CES 2016, Parrot unveiled Disco, a new drone prototype that’s actually a full-blown fixed wing plane. On top of that, Disco is also smart, and should push the consumer …

Parrot AR Drone Oculus Rift Project

Video: You can now control your Parrot AR drone with Oculus Rift

April 10th, 2014

Berlin-based developer Diego Araos was able to connect an Oculus Rift headset to a Parrot AR drone and actually control it by simply moving his head. The whole thing was recorded and posted on YouTube, where interested users can check out the experience of flying a drone using the Oculus virtual reality gear. According to the developer, …

Parrot Jumping Sumo MiniDrone

Video: At CES, new Parrots jump, fly and climb walls

January 6th, 2014

It wouldn’t be another CES without new Parrot toys, so the company unveiled two new robots that can be controlled using smartphones and tablets, including the Jumping Sumo and the MiniDrone, BBC reports. The Jumping Sumo can jump up to 80 centimeters in the air and can make sharp 90-degree turns, as each wheel is independently …

Parrot AR Drone 2.0 quadricopter available for pre-order today [video]

March 1st, 2012

The high flying HD-recording AR Drone 2.0 quadricopter that was announced at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, will be released in May for $299.99. The drone is equipped a 720p front-facing camera that allows users to capture their flights in HD, and a 3-axis accelerometer, gyroscope and magnetometer. The device also features a new “absolute …

Parrot announces the highflying HD-recording AR.Drone 2.0 quadcopter

January 9th, 2012

During the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show, Parrot wowed show-goers with the AR.Drone quadcopter. Fast forward two years and Parrot has done it again, announcing the company’s second-generation mobile-controlled AR.Drone 2.0, featuring upgraded hardware and software for enhanced control. The new drone features a 720p front-facing camera, allowing users to capture their flights in HD. Additionally, …