Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Markets in Everything: Wi-Fi Quadricoptor Drone

Engadget -- "The new Parrot Drone touts much improved 720p HD video-recording capability, a revamped app with updated flight controls and features, along with revised hardware and reinforced hulls. We recently spent a few minutes with the smartphone-controlled UAV, so check out the quick video overview above." 

HT: Sprewell

22 Comments:

At 1/10/2012 12:15 PM, Blogger juandos said...

These wi-fi drones won't be really cool until they can fire mini-Hellfire missiles...

 
At 1/10/2012 12:53 PM, Blogger Larry G said...

I see mucho mischief afoot!

 
At 1/10/2012 1:36 PM, Blogger Buddy R Pacifico said...

What does one of these cool copters cost?

Market price.

 
At 1/10/2012 1:39 PM, Blogger Marko said...

Aww Juandos, I was going to say "what, no Hellfire missles?"

 
At 1/10/2012 2:15 PM, Blogger juandos said...

Damn buddy that $285 cost per unit had me clutching my chest in pain!...:-)

Hey marko I was thinking of the Air Hog Sharp Shooter being sold at Target for $33...

 
At 1/10/2012 2:41 PM, Blogger VangelV said...

The police won't like the public being able to record some of their activities. It is harder to lie when there is video evidence to contradict the official story.

 
At 1/10/2012 3:58 PM, Blogger sethstorm said...

Now if the interface was more open than just those phones, I'd have no issue.

Juandos:
There is another option. However, it is more of a DIY solution to the same problem.

 
At 1/10/2012 4:54 PM, Blogger Hydra said...

Vange hit this one on the nose.

However the regulations for flying these things may preclude such use.

Any kind of "real" drones are illegal to fly in us airspace without special FAA permission. Sport RC aircraft fly under different rules and prohibitions.

 
At 1/10/2012 5:02 PM, Blogger Larry G said...

If flying RC aircraft at ANY altitude is illegal.. then how can these things be legally sold?

 
At 1/10/2012 5:23 PM, Blogger Marko said...

Funny how some of you guys don't trust the cops, but you trust the federal government to run the economy.

 
At 1/10/2012 6:54 PM, Blogger DadIsInTheHouse said...

There will soon be a day where most of us are wearing personal video devices to record everyday interaction with others.

 
At 1/10/2012 9:19 PM, Blogger VangelV said...

Funny how some of you guys don't trust the cops, but you trust the federal government to run the economy.

It certainly is. But it is also funny how some don't trust the government but trust the cops, even though all the evidence points out that both are incompetent and a threat to individual liberty.

 
At 1/10/2012 9:40 PM, Blogger bob wright said...

Well, I think I trust the cops more than the Obama administration and the thought police over at homeland security department.

 
At 1/10/2012 9:40 PM, Blogger Hydra said...

, even though all the evidence points out that both are incompetent and a threat

++++++++++++++

All the evidence?

 
At 1/10/2012 9:42 PM, Blogger Hydra said...

Sport RC aircraft are allowed to be flown with height and proximity restrictions.

 
At 1/10/2012 9:44 PM, Blogger Hydra said...

Funny how we got from a cool toy to the Obama thought police.

Conspiracy obsession anyone.

 
At 1/10/2012 10:00 PM, Blogger bob wright said...

It's not a conspiracy when DHS publicly announces it is keeping track of "who says what."

 
At 1/10/2012 11:30 PM, Blogger Hydra said...

In the industry, we do not refer to such vehicles as drones, utility as remotely piloted vehicles (RPVs). This is distinguished from unmanned aerial vehicles, (UAVs), which are capable of autonomous flight, including take off, landing, and traffic avoidance.

 
At 1/10/2012 11:38 PM, Blogger Hydra said...

Lots of agencies are tracking who says what. Some of them are private businesses.

Millions of cameras track where they are. Some of them mounted on " "drones".

What is your point? That privacy is toast?

What are you afraid of? If we know what everyone says and thinks that we will learn that economic Darwinism is nearing extinction?

 
At 1/10/2012 11:45 PM, Blogger Hydra said...

Nice link, bob. How did the author make the jump from collecting data to victimization?

How is reading and collecting public statements become " spying"?

How is what they do different from what Google does?

 
At 1/10/2012 11:52 PM, Blogger Hydra said...

You are right. It is not a conspiracy if it is publicly announced.

 
At 1/13/2012 3:56 PM, Blogger juandos said...

"Funny how some of you guys don't trust the cops, but you trust the federal government to run the economy"...

You have a valid point regarding the economy marko, but trusting the cops?

A very iffy proposition at best in my opinion...

'when seconds count the police are only minutes away'...

 

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