Slideshow

Battling AR helicopter controlled by iPhone

Helicopter makes full use of the iPhone's accelerometer

  • AR Drone helicopter

  • The new AR Drone helicopter combines an iPhone and virtual games to make a product that's drawing much attention at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The helicopter, or what France-based Parrot calls a quadricopter has four fans that allow it to fly in all directions. Under development for four years, the most impressive aspect of the AR Drone is that it streams real-time video from its two cameras back to the iPhone or iPod Touch that is controlling it. Tilting the iPhone to use its accelerometer controls the helicopter's flight.

Show Comments

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?