Thursday, 21 August 2014
Parrot Jumping Sumo / Rolling Spider drones
Drone creator Parrot can begin commerce its Jumping Sumo and Rolling Spider Mini Drones within the US in August this year.
The Jumping Sumo are sold for $159 and therefore the Rolling Spider are sold for $99. each MiniDrones are operated mistreatment digital apps.
The Jumping Sumo and therefore the Rolling Spider were 1st undraped by Parrot at the patron physics Show 2014 in metropolis last Jan, with the Rolling Spider then called the MiniDrone.
The two pilotless robots, currently together called MiniDrones, are operated through AN iOS or robot app, with a Windows Phone app presently being developed and expected to be launched within the fall. The Jumping Sumo connects to the dominant app through Wi-Fi whereas the Rolling Spider connects through Bluetooth.
The Jumping Sumo's most distinguished feature is its outsized wheels, that it uses to zoom around on the bottom. Through the dominant app, users instruct the Jumping Sumo to maneuver forward or backward, or do a fast 90-degree or 180-degree flip. Users can even set a path for the MiniDrone to follow, that the Jumping Sumo can pass on once the action is meted out.
Users have many different choices on the actions that they'll instruct the Jumping Sumo to try to to, as well as a fast spin and sound the MiniDrone's spring launcher onto the bottom to try to to a hop, that is however the MiniDrone got its name.
A full charge offers the Jumping Sumo electric battery lifetime of twenty minutes. The MiniDrone additionally includes a camera aboard will|which may|which might} stream its feed to the dominant app so the user can see what the MiniDrone sees through its camera. The video that the camera collects can even be keep through a memory memory device which will be connected to the Jumping Sumo through the MiniDrone's micro-USB port.
The Rolling Spider, on the opposite hand, could be a light-weight drone that has four tiny propellers. These propellers enable the MiniDrone to hover, rotate within the air and fly in any direction. It additionally includes a try of detachable plastic wheels at its sides which will be wont to either move the MiniDrone whereas on the bottom or as collision guards whereas the Rolling Spider is flying.
The maximum height for the Rolling Spider's flight is ten meters, and whereas flying, its most battery life is at eight minutes. whereas moving on the bottom, the MiniDrone's battery life is extended to twenty minutes. just like the Jumping Sumo, the Rolling Spider additionally includes a camera, however it's situated at very cheap of the MiniDrone and may solely take footage.
Parrot is additionally attending to unharness a video game drone called the Bebop within the fourth quarter. The Bebop can use sense organ Rift technology to allow users AN expertise as if they're flying aboard the Bebop.