Parrot shows me their AR.Drone, a quadricopter that can be controlled by iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. It even has two cameras that can broadcast the images back to the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. AR.Drone generates its own Wi-Fi network (no need for an Internet connection nor a router) at which you simply connect an iPod touch or iPhone. Once the "AR.FreeFlight" application has been downloaded from the APP Store, the iPod touch/iPhone turns into a piloting station. Touch the take-off button on the screen of the iPod touch/iPhone and the Parrot AR.Drone starts its engine, takes-off, stabilizes a few feet from the ground and waits for the pilot's instructions. Parrot AR.Drone moves forward, back or sidewise depending on the inclinations of the iPod touch/iPhone. Another command button on the right of the iPod touch/iPhone screen enables the pilot to make the AR.Drone rise, go down or rotate. If flying this thing isn't cool enough, they added a gaming aspect thanks to augmented reality using the AR.Drone's built-in cameras. There will be games in the app store that complements the AR.Drone. Parrot AR.Drone will be available for purchase at selected retailers in September in the United States for $299 MSRP.
Source: Parrot AR.Drone Quadricopter Controlled by iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch (Youtube).