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Parrot Reorganizing Drone Business, Reducing Workforce

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 09, 2017

As of the end of the fourth quarter of 2016, Parrot has reported revenues of around EUR 85 million, which is below its target of around EUR 100 million, as announced at the end of November. In turn, as part [Read More]

Parrot, Pix4D Unveil Drone Solution for Real Estate Industry

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 14, 2016

Parrot and Pix4D have created an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) hardware-software solution designed specifically for the real estate marketing industry. According to the companies, the Bebop 2 Real Estate Edition combines Parrot’s Bebop 2 drone with Pix4D software. The system [Read More]

Drones, Multispectral Imagery Offer New View of Calif.’s Giant Sequoias

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 07, 2016

As part of a joint project, Pix4D and Parrot recently used drones and multispectral technology to create a 3D normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) point cloud of Whitaker’s Forest in Kings Canyon National Park, located in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains. [Read More]

Parrot, Explorimmo Offer 3D Drone Models for Real Estate

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 11, 2016

Parrot Air Support, Parrot’s dedicated new subsidiary that uses drones to offer 2D and 3D imaging solutions for the real estate and construction industry, is presenting two new services developed jointly with online and mobile real estate company Explorimmo. First, [Read More]

The Parrot Bebop 2 Drone Can Now Follow You Around

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 08, 2016

Parrot has now incorporated a follow-me mode into its Parrot Bebop 2 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). According to the company, the new feature (within the FreeFlight Pro app) combines visual tracking with a smartphone’s GPS and barometer. Available only on [Read More]

Citing Changing Drone Market, Parrot Reduces Growth Targets

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 04, 2016

Paris-based consumer drone company Parrot, citing the recent acceleration of the reduction in prices for the mid-end segment of the consumer drone market, has revised its growth targets for the year. The company, which says its sales have been impacted, [Read More]

Parrot Drone Development Kit Enables Obstacle Avoidance, Autonomous Navigation

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 08, 2016

Parrot has introduced an open development kit for the design of advanced applications for autonomous navigation, obstacle avoidance, indoor navigation and 3D mapping for drones and other robotic platforms. According to the company, the Parrot S.L.A.M.dunk integrates advanced software applications [Read More]

Parrot’s Fixed-Wing ‘Disco’ Drone Is Here

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 23, 2016

Available starting next month for $1,299, the Disco drone comes with a first-person-view headset, Parrot Cockpitglasses, for streaming live footage.

Neurala Selfie Dronie App Now Compatible with DJI, Parrot Drones

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 19, 2016

Neurala – a Boston-based software company that focuses on making robots, drones, consumer electronics, toys and smart devices more intelligent – has released a new version of its Selfie Dronie flight app, which uses artificial intelligence and deep learning. The [Read More]

Parrot, Workbench Create Online Drone Education Community

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 27, 2016

In an effort to encourage science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, Edtech company Workbench has partnered with Parrot to create an online education community dedicated to drones and robots. The Parrot Education Community will allow users to share programs, [Read More]

Parrot-Backed Company’s UAV Aims to Battle Deforestation

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 07, 2016

BioCarbon Engineering says traditional tree-planting techniques need to be augmented in order for the world to reach carbon-reduction targets set forth at the COP21 climate conference.

A Closer Look at the Brand-New Drone Manufacturers Alliance

Written by Betsy Lillian on April 14, 2016

Comprising DJI, 3DR, Parrot and GoPro, the D.C.-based group is all about “advocacy and education” for small unmanned aircraft systems.

3DR, DJI, GoPro and Parrot Come Together to Form New Alliance

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 04, 2016

Three major consumer unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) manufacturers, as well as GoPro, recently left the Small UAV Coalition and have now established their own group, the Drone Manufacturers Alliance. GoPro, which is expected to release its new Karma drone this [Read More]

Parrot Bebop 2 Drone, Pix4Dcapture Offer 3D-Modeling Solution

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 17, 2016

Pix4D says it has mated its Pix4Dcapture flight-planning app with Parrot’s Bebop 2 drone to create a 3D-modeling solution. When used with the mobile app, the unmanned aerial vehicle, weighing 500 g, automatically scans selected areas by taking images customized [Read More]

Pix4Dmapper Ag and Parrot/MicaSense Sequoia Sensor Come to Market

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 08, 2016

Pix4D says it has launched its first agriculture-dedicated software, Pix4Dmapper Ag, in conjunction with Parrot’s new multispectral Sequoia sensor, offered by MicaSense. According to Pix4D, farmers and agronomists can convert multispectral images into agriculture-specific maps for better crop management and [Read More]

Parrot Teases ‘Disco’ as the First Ready-to-Fly, Fixed-Wing UAV

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 05, 2016

Parrot has unveiled the final prototype of its new “Disco” unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), what the Paris-based company says will be the first ready-to-fly, fixed-wing drone. Parrot introduced Disco at the Consumer Technology Association’s CES 2016. According to a company [Read More]

The Neurala Selfie Dronie App Allows Autonomous Video Capture of Subject

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 01, 2015

Neurala, a Boston-based robotics company, has released the Neurala Selfie Dronie, an app that the company says makes creating video selfies and dronies significantly easier. The software, compatible with the Parrot Bebop and Bebop 2 drones, uses advanced artificial intelligence, [Read More]

PowerUp and Parrot Create a First-Person-View Paper-Airplane Drone

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 16, 2015

Through a collaboration with Parrot, PowerUp Toys has unveiled what it says is the only first-person-view (FPV) paper-airplane drone. PowerUp FPV embeds a camera to transmit a live video stream – with a range of up to 300 feet – [Read More]

Parrot Set to Create an All-Drone Subsidiary

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 11, 2015

Citing its increasingly expanding drone business, Paris-based electronics company Parrot SA says it will be creating a new, fully owned subsidiary strictly for drones. According to a release on the company's 2015 second-quarter earnings, drone revenues came to EUR 30.4 [Read More]

Parrot Bebop Operator Arrested at White House

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 15, 2015

Nearly four months after the infamous quadcopter landing on the White House lawn, another small unmanned aircraft was reportedly spotted in the vicinity of the building on May 14. According to the Washington Post, a 39-year-old man was flying a [Read More]