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Parrot unveils Oculus Rift-enabled drone Bebop

  1. French drone maker Parrot has announced that it will add a new drone to its lineup this year. Dubbed Bebop, the new model has a 14 megapixel HD video camera, 8GB of flash memory, built-in GPS, Oculus Rift support, and more.
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  2. insect

    insect TS Evangelist Posts: 315   +114

    When did remote-controlled toy helicopters/planes come to be called "drones"? Haven't these things been around for a long time?

    To me a drone is autonomous (I.e., a drone bee). Otherwise, it's just a remote controlled aircraft.

    P.S. - I hate buzzwords.
     
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  3. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,485   +2,038

    I agree. I think they just like the sound of the word.
     
  4. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,210   +424

    I think the definition of a drone is an unmanned remote controlled flying vehicle/device - so yes, we've had them for years. We just recently got one at my job that we've been playing around with - makes for some pretty incredible video footage. We're also looking to do an Oculus Rift mod since I have a DK2 on order unless Zenimax has its way.
     

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