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PARROT STRUTS ITS FEATHERS
Parrot manages to take some of the latest
research-inspired technology and stuff it into
affordable (and fun!) consumer robots. Two new
robots showed up at the International CES this year,
sporting some neat capabilities. There's an awesome
little wheeled robot with a clever jumping
mechanism, along with a new quadcopter that
comes with a pair of giant wheels that allow it to
move along the ground while doubling as a sort of
protective roll cage.
Parrot is a company that is known for its
robotic products, and it looks like Parrot has no
plans of slowing down. At CES, the company took
the wraps off these two new robots: one in the
form of the MiniDrone, which is essentially a smaller
version of the AR.Drone; and the Jumping Sumo,
which is a robot that cannot only roll, but can jump
up to 80 centimeters high and execute 90 degree
The MiniDrone is still a work in progress, and
will ultimately be powered by a 500 MHz processor
with 1 GB of RAM. The robot will pack a variety of
sensors under the hood, such as pressure,
ultrasonic, and accelerometer, and a gyroscope. Just
like its predecessor, the MiniDrone will be
controllable via a smartphone app which pairs with
the robot via Bluetooth.