Parrot Lead Designer Demos New Jumping Sumo Robot [Video]

Parrot Lead Designer Demos New Jumping Sumo Robot [Video]

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Parrot Lead Designer Thomas Barse demoed the company's new Jumping Sumo robot for us at CES 2014.

Piloted via Wi-Fi 2.4 or 5GHz with a smartphone or a tablet, Parrot calls the Jumping Sumo a new genre of connected robot.

Half robot, half insect, it is equipped with a gyroscope and an accelerometer, which provides fool-proof agility and intuitive piloting. It can roll, turn 90 degrees with speed and astonishing precision – meaning no obstacle is too challenging – and also perform spectacular jumps (up to 80 cm) always landing on its “wheels”!

The Jumping Sumo features an embedded camera that streams its movements onto the screen of your smartphone or tablet.

Parrot Lead Designer Demos New Jumping Sumo Robot [Video]

Highlights:
• Intuitive control through Smartphone or tablet
• Embedded camera
• Jumps over 2.5 feet high and always falls back on its wheels
• 90° turns at high speed
• Foldable wheels for better speed control and tricky moves
• Wi-Fi
• Gyroscope and accelerator for precision piloting

Check out the video below to see the Jumping Sumo in action. You may also be interested in the new Parrot MiniDrone which can roll around and take flight.

The Jumping Sumo will be available to purchase later this year. Please follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or RSS for updates.




Parrot Lead Designer Demos New Jumping Sumo Robot [Video]

Parrot Lead Designer Demos New Jumping Sumo Robot [Video]
Bigjiba - January 15, 2014 at 12:55am
In the girls locker room haha
RightSide - January 15, 2014 at 2:03am
What part.
Nat - January 14, 2014 at 11:00pm
It's like a pet and a toy, the jumping looked cute in a way.
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