NVIDIA Project SHIELD serves as Parrot AR.Drone quadcopter controller

April 26, 2013
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More often than not our mentions of Project SHIELD are game related. Today however we are seeing something different. And while the focus is still clearly on entertainment, this time the Project SHIELD controller is being used to control something not on the screen. Well, technically you can see the action on the screen, however the Project SHIELD is being used to pilot a Parrot AR.Drone.

In this case the joysticks can be used to control the rotation, altitude and pitch of the drone as it flies around. While this by itself is not all that surprising given the Parrot AR.Drone has been mobile control friendly in the past, we think some may prefer the physical controls that you would get with Project SHIELD. And thanks to the 1080p cameras on the drone, you can get a look at the action as seen from above as it streams on the 5-inch display on Project SHIELD.

Plus, as a little bonus, the video may be a little easier to watch as you are not covering any of the display with your fingers. After all, controlling the drone with a regular smartphone and your display would be doubling as the controller and video viewer. That all looks like it should add up to a solid experience.

As mentioned, much of our recent Project SHIELD coverage has been game related. Looking back, some of the recent highlights include demonstrations of games to include The Conduit HD, Dead Trigger 2, Riptide GP 2 and Burn Zombie Burn. With that, make sure to venture down into the Story Timeline below for those links and take note, we will have continued Project SHIELD related coverage moving forward. Hopefully we will see a release date announce soon.

[via NVIDIA Blog]


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