The Parrot Jumping Sumo – sounds a bit like a curious cabaret act from down-town Tokyo, but it's actually a highly-advanced and responsive robot that's controlled by your smartphone.
Suitable for indoors or outdoors, this lightweight (but seriously robust) mini-drone can reach speeds of up to 7km/h and features three impressive control modes:
Jumper: Can leap up to 80 cm in height and length, and like a cat it'll always lands on its feet (wheels).
Kicker: With the built-in spring it can physically push objects in its path!
Auto-Balance: Balances all by itself in a "Segway" fashion.
Depending on your dexterous driving skills, it expresses its mood with customizable sound exclamations. You can expand and contract the wheel-base for greater stability or to navigate through narrow areas, and the sophisticated internal technology allows it to make more precise turns than any ordinary radio-controlled car.
On top of all this it's equipped with a wide-angle camera that records and streams live, immersive views on your smart device so you can explore the world at the height of this boisterous bouncing bot.
Free piloting app is compatible with smartphones and tablets running on iOS, Android, and from October 2014 under Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1
Super-intelligent and versatile robotic buggy
Can jump, push objects and balance all by itself
Easily controlled using your smartphone (connects via Bluetooth)
Wireless range of up to 50 meters in free-field conditions
Generates its WiFi(r) (AC) 2.4 or 5 Ghz network
Wide-angle camera that streams live and immersive views on the piloting screen
Available in three colours – black, white and khaki
Inertial unit with a gyroscope and an accelerometer
A speaker produces sound exclaimations depending on your Jumping Sumo's mood
Battery lasts for 20 minutes (re-chargeable in 1 hour)
Cheeky LED eyes indicate the status of Sumo Jumping
Wheels open for greater stability in high-speed and re-tract in "compact" mode to enhance agility and navigate narrow areas