Three airborne drones dipped and swooped in time to Frank Sinatra’s “Fly Me to the Moon” at the Parrot booth soon after the show floor opened at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
The Parisian company’s AR.Drone 2.0, which can now fly for 18 minutes straight, has a GPS-equipped flight recorder that tracks flight details such as speed and altitude.
There’s also a “Director Mode” with panning and stabilization capabilities for users who want to use the flying device to shoot video footage.
“We like to call it a big boy’s toy,” said the company’s marketing vice president Peter George, who said Parrot is aware of worries that the Federal Aviation Agency may clamp down on flying gadgets. “We’re a very consumer-oriented product.”