DUCK! The Parrot AR Drone comes to Japan.. IT Media staff takes the bird for test flight in their offices http://bit.ly/ckZGbc
Radio controller brim “Parrot AR.Drone” that provides with four rotors is put on the market also in Japan on September 16. A real machine is immediately obtained in ITmedia and it first flies in the office. In addition, CEO Henri [sedou;] in France Parrot that was the development company was able also to ask the talk directly (A detailed interview is scheduled publishing by + D Mobile).
AR.Drone is a large for a moment a radio controller helicopter. However, externals are clearly different around there from the radio controller. It is not only that. This brim provides with two cameras forward and downward, and sends remote control the image by the streaming. The navigator can see the world on the outside from remote control in the aspect in the brim.
And, iPhone (IPod touch and iPad correspond) the remote control that this brim uses. It is an application program that uses to control open to the public in App Store. The button on iPhone is operated while seeing the screen sent from the brim. It rolls left when iPhone is inclined to the left. It advances when knocking it down to the opponent.
The AR marker and the AR tag recognition function to use the camera are provided in AR.Drone though it is up to here only if the flight control is simply done. The AR game that fights recognizing the opposing force by this is also possible.
The happiness is not understood if it doesn’t see. First of all, I will show the appearance in which a real machine before it puts it on the market in the office of ITmedia is driven. The product symposium was held in Tokyo, and the domestic sale time and the price of AR.Drone were clarified on September 9. The sale : on September 16. The price is 43,800 yen. It begins to reserve it in several days in Amazon and a Softbank online shop.