Parrot

  • Parrot unveils a hybrid fixed-wing quadcopter minidrone that looks like an X-wing

    Parrot unveils a hybrid fixed-wing quadcopter minidrone that looks like an X-wing

    Parrot CEO Henri Seydoux held a press conference in Paris to unveil two new minidrones. In addition to the usual quadcopter update, Parrot also unveiled a new kind of drone that wants to mix the best of both worlds — quadcopters and fixed-wing drones. The Parrot Swing takes off vertically and translates from one place to another. But if you push the joystick forward, the drone will… Read More

  • Parrot’s fixed wing Disco drone takes flight next month for $1,300

    Parrot’s fixed wing Disco drone takes flight next month for $1,300

    Half a year after debuting a prototype at CES, Parrot’s finally ready to show off the final version of its next radical entry in the rapidly expanding drone space. The Disco marks a noted departure from both the French company’s earlier effort sand the consumer drone space in general, trading in the standard rotored configuration for a fixed wing variety designed to soar speeds up… Read More

  • Parrot’s CEO is building a new kind of T-shirt

    Parrot’s CEO is building a new kind of T-shirt

    You never know what you’re going to get when you sit down with Parrot CEO Henri Seydoux. The executive is every bit as unpredictable as the company he runs — and just like Parrot’s products, he always puts on a good show. Seydoux’s panel at Disrupt NY today was largely focused on the company’s drone business. But it took some interesting zigs and zags along the… Read More

  • DJI, 3DR, Parrot and GoPro form new drone advocacy group

    DJI, 3DR, Parrot and GoPro form new drone advocacy group

    DJI, 3DR, Parrot and GoPro are launching their own drone advocacy group to lobby for “policies that promote innovation and safety, and create a practical and responsible regulatory framework.” The Small UAV Coalition, which launched with participation from DJI, 3DR, Amazon Prime Air and others interested in the drone ecosystem, has been one of the main lobbying groups for… Read More

  • Parrot’s Henri Seydoux to talk about the future of drones at Disrupt NY

    Parrot’s Henri Seydoux to talk about the future of drones at Disrupt NY

    Parrot has been a pioneer in the drone industry. The company started working on drones nearly ten years ago before it was cool. That’s why we’re glad to announce that Parrot founder and CEO Henri Seydoux will join us on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt New York on May 9-11, 2016. Read More

  • A Vegas Drone Rodeo In The Rain

    A Vegas Drone Rodeo In The Rain

    Just like last year, we paid a visit to the annual Drone Rodeo in the Nevada desert ahead of the first day of CES this year. Unlike last year, though, the weather was horrible. As we arrived at the Clark County Shooting Complex (and no, drone shooting wasn’t on the program), it was already windy and miserably cold. After about ten minutes, it started raining. Unsurprisingly… Read More

  • 10 Of The Coolest Gadgets We Saw At CES 2016

    10 Of The Coolest Gadgets We Saw At CES 2016

    We met tons of brand new tech startups at CES this year and saw gadgets ranging from health-focused wearables, drones, 3D printers, and AR/VR headsets. We even got views of the Las Vegas strip from 1,000 feet off the ground in the UberCHOPPER. These were the hottest hardware startups and most interesting gadgets from the show, and you can find our full coverage of this year’s… Read More

  • Parrot’s Henri Seydoux Shares His Vision Of The Future Of Drones

    Parrot’s Henri Seydoux Shares His Vision Of The Future Of Drones

    Parrot has had an interesting week. Many were expecting a new drone from the famous drone maker (among other things). But when you think about drones, chances are you are picturing a quadcopter in your mind. Instead, the company unveiled and airplane-like drone with two wings. Read More

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