Parrot

  • TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin 2017 - Day 2

    Watch Disrupt Berlin Day 2 LIVE right here!

    Disrupt Berlin 2017 pushes onward, and today we have a jam-packed lineup of tech super stars. We’ll be joined on stage by Parrot’s Henri Seydoux, Atomico’s Yann de Vries, ABB’s Ulrich Spiesshofer and Clue’s Ida Tin. Plus, we’ll head into the Startup Battlefield Finals, judged by some of the world’s finest investors: Suranga Chandratillake… Read More

  • Let’s talk about commercial drones at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin

    Let’s talk about commercial drones at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin

    Everyone loves drones, including companies with very specific needs. Drones once were the hot new thing and the perfect birthday gift. But drone makers are now realizing that there’s a bigger opportunity with commercial use cases, from farming to inspection. That’s why we’re excited to announce that three founders of three amazing companies in the drone industry will join us… Read More

  • Parrot’s Henri Seydoux comes to Disrupt to talk about commercial drones

    Parrot’s Henri Seydoux comes to Disrupt to talk about commercial drones

    Henri Seydoux first founded Parrot in 1994. But the company has drastically evolved over time and managed to remain relevant more than 20 years later. Less than ten years ago, Parrot started working on consumer drones. And now, the company is in the middle of another shift as it focuses more than ever on commercial drone use cases. That’s why we’re excited to announce that… Read More

  • The Parrot Bebop 2 Power Drone

    The Parrot Bebop 2 Power lets you boldly go where no drone has gone before

    Parrot, the original household drone company, recently released the Bebop 2 Power, an upgraded version of the Bebop 2 with a better camera, better controls, and more battery life. This fierce flier can swoop for up to sixty minutes with the included batteries and a first-person view is available using Parrot’s VR glasses and a cellphone. I was quite please with the drone’s… Read More

  • Parrot releases drones for firefighters and farmers

    Parrot releases drones for firefighters and farmers

    Parrot is continuing its push into the commercial drone space with two new drones. The Bebop-Pro Thermo and Bluegrass are aimed at specific targets namely firefighters and farmers. Both join Parrot’s Professional range of drones that include the Disco-Pro AG and Bebop-Pro 3D Modeling. At this point, if there’s an industry that could use a drone, Parrot seems to be building one… Read More

  • Parrot positions its consumer drones for 3D modeling, mapping and agricultural uses

    Parrot positions its consumer drones for 3D modeling, mapping and agricultural uses

    Parrot today announced packages for its consumer drones aimed at small businesses. The company has long served the professional market, but this announcement repositions the Bebop and Disco drones as off-the-shelf solutions for 3D modeling, mapping and agricultural uses. After all, drones are most interesting as data capture devices and this move by Parrot reinforces their abilities outside… Read More

  • Parrot lays off 35 percent of its drone team

    Parrot lays off 35 percent of its drone team

    French company Parrot has had a rough year and missed its sales expectations. That’s why the company will lay off 290 employees who were working on drones. In total, Parrot currently has 840 employees on the drone team and more than a thousand employees in total. While the company isn’t just selling drones, it represents a good chunk of the business. But it looks like other… Read More

  • Berkeley project tests tracking imperiled forests with 3D multispectral drone imaging

    Berkeley project tests tracking imperiled forests with 3D multispectral drone imaging

    Droughts, climate change and deforestation are putting forests at risk worldwide, so studying these ecosystems closely is more important than ever — but it’s a hell of a lot of work to climb every tree in the Sierra Nevada. Drones and advanced imaging, however, present an increasingly practical alternative to that, as a UC Berkeley project shows. Read More

  • Parrot announces a dev kit that helps drones see and avoid obstacles

    Parrot announces a dev kit that helps drones see and avoid obstacles

    Parrot, the French company that is probably best known for its AR.Drone and Bebop drones, today announced the Parrot S.L.A.M.dunk, a new development kit for helping drones and robots navigate indoors, avoid obstacles and map its surroundings. The S.L.A.M.dunk (I know I’ll never tire of typing that out), which the company announced at the annual Interdrone conference in Las Vegas today… Read More

  • 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

  • Parrot’s Pot Helps You Keep Your Houseplants Alive

    Parrot’s Pot Helps You Keep Your Houseplants Alive

    Parrot is probably best known for its drones, but the company actually offers a wide range of products that also includes headphones and in-car infotainment technology. Last year at CES, Parrot first showed its robotic plant pot. At the time, that was just a prototype, but now the company is ready to launch this new product line in the first quarter of 2016. Read More

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