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.
• 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
• Gyroscope and accelerator for precision piloting
You may also be interested in the new Parrot MiniDrone which can roll around and take flight.