Parrot Mini Drone and Parrot Jumping Sumo This may have been one of the more impressive displays I saw at CES2014. Sorry, so much going on, tough to know what to film. You had the Parrot Jumping Sumo driving on the ground and then jumping 2.5 feet up onto a drum. Up above you had 4 Parrot Mini Drones flying around and doing tricks.
Unfortunately no release date or pricing on the Jumping Sumo or the Mini Drone. Here is what we know so far –
Parrot MiniDrone in a nutshell:
• Amazing high speed flying
• Indoor wheels to roll on the floor or the ceiling
• Super sophisticated stabilization system
• Robust design
• Piloting mode designed for beginners
• Bluetooth® Smart technology
Connected to a Smartphone or a tablet with Bluetooth Smart (Low Energy), the Parrot MiniDrone offers flight stability worthy of professional drones.
Thanks to its numerous sensors and its autopilot capabilities, Parrot MiniDrone is the easiest-to-fly quadricopter.
Its ultra-compact and light-weight design, combined with the power of its engines, allows the Parrot Minidrone to fly at high speeds and perform high-precision acrobatics.
Attach two ultra-light wheels to the Minidrone structure and it can climb along a wall or move across the ceiling before taking off again into mid-air.
Parrot Jumping Sumo:
Piloted via Wi-Fi 2.4 or 5GHz with a Smartphone or a tablet, Parrot Jumping Sumo is a new genre of connected robot.
Half robot, half insect, it is equipped with a gyroscope and an accelerometer, which provides fool-proof agility and intuitive piloting. It can roll, turn 90 degrees with speed and astonishing precision — meaning no obstacle is too challenging — and also perform spectacular jumps (up to 80 cm) always landing on its “wheels”!
With an embedded camera, its acrobatic and fast-paced movements are streamed onto the screen of the controlling Smartphone or tablet.
Parrot Jumping Sumo in a nutshell:
• Intuitive control through Smartphone or tablet
• Embedded camera
• Jumps over 2.5 feet high and always falls back on its wheels
• 90° turns at high speed
• Foldable wheels for better speed control and tricky moves
• Gyroscope and accelerator for precision piloting