Parrot, we love you, but is this really the message you want to send?


I get the whole cheeky viral video thing, but this one from the Parrot AR.Drone team just seems obnoxious and irresponsible. Or am I just being over-sensitive?

Speaking of the AR.Drone, my production version just arrived. I'll add unboxing pictures in a few...[Update: here]


UPDATE: There's a second one, even worse. Now they're tormenting animals:


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Comment by Dr Mike Black on August 12, 2010 at 2:53pm
Not at all....

Like the powers that be need a reason to screw us!?

as slick as the vid is....its just asking for trouble...

Rules are for the guidence of wise men and the obedience of fools...

flying summet auto near un-suspecting....

you can hear the litigation lawyers now..."dont worry about that sir....you sign the cheque....we will fill in the noughts!"

:)

Mike.

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Comment by Morli on August 12, 2010 at 3:05pm
Hmm, At least one Parrot got choped like carrot. Silly video for silly by even more silly ..... , they don't need bad publicity right now
Comment by Dr Mike Black on August 12, 2010 at 3:13pm
You can see the black on black approach and what they are aiming at....but..

again....cool as the tool is...an ounce of prevention may negate a pound of cure...

Big brother is not liked....

Mike.
Comment by brakar on August 12, 2010 at 3:13pm
This vid lookes more like a stupid TV commercial then a real situation to me... are you shure it is to be taken seriously?

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Comment by Morli on August 12, 2010 at 3:44pm
taken seriously? We may not but big brother may and in any case if this is commercial by Parrot them self then they have to fire their publicity manager or who ever is responsible for this video IMO.
Comment by Dr Mike Black on August 12, 2010 at 3:54pm
Parot..seriously guys.......

1st vid...kinda fun..stupidiy for doing it near the un-suspecting prolateriat...

2nd vid...lucky if you dont get sued....come on....good product (im told) snd great guys working on it (im also told) but if you want to stay in business, DONT screw with animals....allot of us care more for aminals than we do for the human race....me being one of them.

People have the propensity to be evil to each other..animals do what is instictive withough malice..very thin ice my pedigree chums!
Comment by Brandon Townsend on August 12, 2010 at 4:22pm
"allot of us care more for aminals than we do for the human race....me being one of them" wow, that's exactly what's wrong with our World today...sorry, just had to say....

BTW - are you all out protesting bull fights in Spain and South America? Cause I'm pretty sure those animals are ACTUALLY abused / killed, not just chased by a UAV...
Comment by IKE on August 12, 2010 at 4:24pm
They made the stupidest videos possible where they highlight the fragility of their product :S

It is very odd because the AR.Drone made an impact not only here or in similar websites (where there is a certain interest) but in more general ones largely due to the original excellent and impressive promotional videos.

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Comment by John Church on August 12, 2010 at 4:37pm
"Now they're tormenting animals"
Yeah, a Bull! I think it can handle a little teasing ;)

I know where you're coming from though. It certainly does set an irresponsible example. Fun, I'm sure, none the less. :)
Comment by Dave Buckley on August 12, 2010 at 4:54pm
Who's a silly boy?
Who's a silly boy?

raaaark!

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