You should be able to do more with your toy helicopters than fly them around. In fact, as Parrot has proved in the video below, you should be able to put on your dancing shoes and groove along with it, too! Watch as the iPhone-controlled Parrot AR Drone shakes its booty--literally.
The Parrot AR Drone made it's model debut for the next issue of Mac|Life magazine, and we took some behind the scenes teaser footage of the fun-filled photoshoot. Watch Associate Editor, Nic Vargus, get chased by the quadricopter as it's controlled by Online Editor, Robbie Baldwin. And stay tuned to the November issue of the magazine to see the final result of this photoshoot.
Last week, we got a chance to control the high-flying Parrot AR Drone. Senior Editor, Susie Ochs's first time flying the helicopter might seem a little shakey, but she still managed to get some awesome air. Check out the video after the cut for a first look at the Parrot AR Drone.
When I was a kid, we played videogames with plastic Atari controllers—mine had teeth marks on the joystick for some reason. But time marches on, and now we play with all kinds of futuristic implements: a plastic Fender Stratocaster, motion-sensing nunchucks...and a sophisticated dual-camera, Wi-Fi equipped, iPhone-controlled quadricopter.
Yes, really. Not only is the AR.Drone a mind-blowingly cool toy and efficient way of making nerdy new friends at the park, its support for augmented reality gaming could really help it take off (ooh! pun!) if developers jump on the open platform. At press time, no games were ready, except the built-in "Drone Wars" which requires two copters, one more than we had. But the potential for awesomeness is clear.