Windows® Phone 7 app for AR.Drone quadcopter demonstrated
Three students at the Texas A&M University have demonstrated an app for Windows Phone 7 mobiles, which can be used to control Parrot's AR.Drone quadcopter.
AR.Drone is a quadcopter developed by the French company Parrot, which has cameras attached to it. The device has several applications in games, research, and surveillance. Already there are apps available for the mobile operating systems - Android and iOS.
A video demonstrating the use of a Windows Phone 7 app for controlling AR.Drone was posted on YouTube by three Texas A&M University students – John Brock, David Dornier, and Alex Perovich. The students have developed the app as part of their work on a computer systems design project.
The app is presently not fully functional as the quadcopter lifts off and lands but steering controls are not working. Hopefully, Parrot will soon launch an app for Windows Phone 7 when the new model of AR.Drone is released.