Watch Two Little Drones Duke It Out With Virtual Lasers
A hint at what's to come
Video games and movies have set high expectations for aerial battles. Between X-Wings making grand sweeps to fire proton torpedoes at a Death Star, or even dog fights with aliens on Independence Day, the bar is high.
Unsurprisingly, toys aren’t at that level of sophistication yet, but some companies are trying to imitate the excitement of fighting in mid-air. ByRobot, a Chinese drone manufacturer, makes remote controlled quadcopters that can fight virtually.
Instead of firing real, exciting lasers, they fire invisible canons at each other. When either one has been hit a certain number of times, it drops out of the air, defeated. It’s a fun, fast-paced game, and for $49, it’s one of the more affordable drones on the market.
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