You can’t finish reading your news feed without stumbling upon an article related to the creation and development of drones, be them military, for commercial purposes or for your entertainment only. Since our duty is to provide you with the latest news in the tech world, let’s take a look over the latest information speaking about new drones in the sky, this time coming from French wireless products manufacturer Parrot.
A spectacular outdoor show took place recently in a historical former U.S. Mint building in San Francisco. The Bebop drone created by Parrot took off in the air, buzzed, circled and hovered for the delight of the audience, proving once again that when it comes to flying drones from the ground, imagination is the limit. But what does Bebop do and what is its main purpose?
aimed squarely at smartphone or tablet owners keen on getting bird’s-eye views of the world.
In other words, you can control the flying drone and see from above everything that happens around, thus having the pure sensation of flying while your feet are still on the ground. Bebop is said to become very useful to filmmakers wanting to shoot aerial footage with minimizing the costs of renting helicopters and so on, but the filming drones are not something new to this world.
However, if you imagine the new drones in the sky signed by Parrot as being the size of a fly and spying around innocent people, put your worries away: the Bebop’s weight is around 2.2 pounds (1 kilogram approximately), so you will see it hovering around you if someone decides to use one. However, one of the most interesting features of the Bebop is that
A Bebop drone can be controlled using smartphones or tablet computers powered by Apple or Android software, displaying on the screens what is captured by its high-definition camera with a 180-degree “fish-eye” view.
This means you will be able to control one with virtually no fuss and use the footage it recorded when the drone comes back. You can just download the imagery and send it again in another adventure. The Bebop has a range of around 300 meters so it won’t be able to spy that much, if this was your main concern. Speaking of spying, it is clear that even if the developers announced the availability of the new drones on the market by the end of this year, they will still have to pass all the regulations involving privacy, aerial and aviation laws and so on. But, for all it’s worth, the biggest news is that the
The drones can also sync to Oculus Rift virtual reality headsets, letting wearers essentially look around by moving their heads as though they are actually flying.
So how about that? How long before we will all sit comfortably in our homes and scope the neighborhood with our new drones in the sky?