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Windows Phone 7 proof-of-concept control app demonstrated for AR.Drone quadcopter

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Three students from Texas A&M have demonstrated a proof-of-concept Windows Phone 7 app that can control Parrot's popular AR.Drone quadcopter.

Windows Phone 7 Proof of Concept AR.Drone Quadcopter Remote App 640
Windows Phone 7 Proof of Concept AR.Drone Quadcopter Remote App 640

Android and iOS users are already able to control Parrot's AR.Drone quadcopter from their phone or tablet, but some enterprising students at Texas A&M University have demonstrated the ability to do the same from a Windows Phone 7 device. Students John Brock, David Dornier, and Alex Perovich have posted a video to YouTube showing off the app, which they developed as part of computer systems design class. The app is admittedly primitive at the moment: the quadcopter simply lifts off and lands, and there are no steering controls nor video support demonstrated. Still, we can't help but get excited at this kind of hack, and hope that Parrot takes note and considers Windows Phone support for the forthcoming AR.Drone 2.0.