Parrot has just launched a new platform for developers!
On Parrot for Developers, you will find all the necessary tools to develop applications for your Parrot drone : a new SDK, complete documentation, and sample code.
The possibilities are endless!
Now it’s time to imagine the next big application for your drone.
Here are some examples of amazing application developed using the SDK :
Tickle app lets you program and add intelligence to all Parrot Minidrones. Its beautifully designed interface makes programming as easy and fun as playing with LEGOs!
Beyond controlling a single device, you can use Tickle to choreograph multiple drones to fly, jump, and sail together! It is the world’s first app to program drones, and the only app that supports all Parrot mini drones: including the latest generation of Airborne, Jumping, and Hydrofoil drones, plus Rolling Spider and Jumping Sumo.
Tickle’s is easy to learn, fun to use, yet incredibly powerful. Code.org calls Tickle “Fantastic. Program multiple robots, drones, and smart-toys, using a familiar interface.” Tickle supports wireless programming of Arduino so you can easily integrate Parrot drones into your DIY maker projects for science fairs and maker faires.
Top universities like UC Berkeley and Harvard have been teaching introductory Computer Science courses using visual programming. Tickle is the best visual programming app for wireless programming on mobile phones and tablets. Developers of UC Berkeley’s Snap programming language and the popular coding app Lightbot call Tickle “the most awesome blocks programming environment for iPad” and “the sleekest Scratch interface we’ve ever seen!”
Parents around the world have been using Parrot drones and Tickle to teach coding to their children as young as 4 years old. Thousands of teachers are also using Tickle to teach a wide range of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEM/STEAM) subjects from primary schools through high schools. Beyond coding education, Tickle has been used for research projects by Computer Science graduate schools at top universities.
Tickle supports all iOS devices running iOS 8 and 9, including iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPads. It is available in Chinese, Dutch, English, French, and Japanese, and have been used in more than 100 countries.
Parrot and Tickle together are leading the way to make learning playful and fun, and have been featured by Apple at Apple Distinguished Educator events around the globe. Tickle’s software is a perfect match for Parrot’s hardware to advance the boundaries of education and entertainment.
Enter for a chance to win a new Parrot drone at TickleApp.com.
Roboscope by Neurala
Launch Your Attack: Neurala Roboscope for Parrot Jumping MiniDrones
As the robot closes in on its target, it increases its speed and jumps through the air landing just short of his foot. A successfully launched Roboscope attack!
To start attacking today, download Neurala’s Roboscope app, powered with artificial-intelligence features and developed by the same firm that’s now working with NASA and the U.S. Air Force on other “smart learning” software.
Roboscope players may not be able to explore the surface of Mars or view Earth-bound targets from high in the sky. But players using Roboscope will get a unique preview of the future of Neurala’s robotic technologies that are being brought to earth for consumers.
Using Neurala’s algorithm-driven software, Roboscope allows MiniDrone players, using pinch box features on their iPhones and iPads, to zero in on specific objects –or even people. Roboscope actually learns in real time where an object is located and moving — and then watches it in “recon” mode.
After tapping commands to launch a “sneak attack” or “fast attack,” players can simply let go of their on-screen joy sticks and swipe controls – and let Roboscope take over to finish the robotic battle plan with a flourish of jumps, flips or spin actions.
For future posterity, players can share photos and flip-books of their MiniDrone antics on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Roboscope is Neurala’s first-generation foray into consumer products — and it promises not to be its last.
In addition to its artificial-intelligence tracking feature, Roboscope users operate Jumping Sumo and other Parrot Jumping MiniDrones from a live onboard camera view via their iPhone or iPad. An onscreen interface allows users to control movement, speed, and direction. Roboscope also has pre-programmed sound effects and screen-filter features that allow players to view video feeds in black-and-white, blurry, psychedelic or other filtered effects.
Naturally, players can command their MiniDrones to jump, spin, flip, whirl and smack into anything they want at the push of a button.
But the main feature of Roboscope is its embedded artificial-intelligence tracking algorithm. That’s what transforms the Parrot MiniDrone experience.
Roboscope’s artificial intelligence feature is merely an early-stage peek at Neurala’s “deep learning algorithms” that it intends one day to embed in a wide variety of robotic technologies for NASA, the US Air Force and other customers. The goal: To make robots learn like humans – and now you can download some of that knowledge in Roboscope today.
Visit the website: http://www.neurala.com/products/roboscope-for-parrot
Rolling-Spider-Node & NewDaVinci
What is New DaVinci?
The DaVinci education programs at Emerging Technology Advisors help democratize technology by delivering a high-quality, STEM-based learning program as part of, instead of in addition to, the public school curriculum. The goal is to spark an interest in innovation and technology in every student, regardless of socio-economic background, by providing it to every kid in every school everywhere.
The Node-Rolling-Spider Framework
DaVinci education program uses the amazing open-source Node-Rolling-Spider framework to program drones.
It is built upon Node.JS, which is really easy to deploy on any platform (Mac, Windows, Linux, and even a web browser !).
And here is the magic in action : live piloting of multiple minidrones, with a single computer !
Let’s start coding!