Parrot

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Parrot SA is a French wireless products manufacturer company based in Paris, France. It was founded in 1994 by Christine/M De Tourvel, Jean-Pierre Talvard and Henri Seydoux. Stock symbol on Paris stock exchange : PARRO and company is currently a member of the CAC Small 90.

In January 2010, Parrot introduced at CES Las Vegas the Parrot AR.Drone flying hardware piloted over WiFi with a smartphone and Open API game development platform, ARdrone.org.

In 2012 Parrot bought 57% of Swiss drone company senseFly as well as Swiss imaging company Pix4D. Both companies are spin-offs from EPFL.

In 2014 Parrot introduced the Mini-Drones “Rolling Spider” and “Jumping Sumo” at CES Las Vegas.

In May 2014 at the annual AUVSI conference in Orlando, Parrot announced the AR Drone 3.0, code-named Bebop, permitting YouTube personality Kyle Tarpley from the YouTube channel “AR Drone Show w/ Kyle Tarpley” to live-stream video the day before the conference opened.

Parrot also revealed the option for a Skycontroller, when purchasing the Bebop. The Skycontroller allows the Bebop Drone to fly up to 2 kilometers. The Parrot Bebop Drone is scheduled for a December 2014 release and it comes in blue, red, and yellow.

At the January 2015 CES Las Vegas, Parrot unveiled the Parrot POT, a self-watering system for plants and Parrot Zik Sport.

Parrot purchased shares in 2015 in startups specialized in the drones industry: Airinov, EOS Innovation, Micasense and Iconem.

(Source – Wikipedia)