Parrot MiniDrone And SumoDrone Complete Your Personal Robot Army (VIDEO)

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If your ambitions to build a robot drone army match that of the US military in everything but available budget, we have good news: Parrot have unveiled a pair of new robots that will help you make up some ground.

The MiniDrone and Jumping Sumo are two new consumer bots coming in 2014, built with similar technology to the brilliant, but large and pricey, AR Drone.

Announced at CES 2014, the MiniDrone (pictured) is essentially a much smaller version of the AR Drone we know and love, including some of the same auto-pilot and levelling tech. But it's much smaller - meaning you can get it into places the AR Drone could not reach.

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Unfortunately though, The MiniDrone lacks a camera - which is where the SumoBot comes in.

The 'Jumping Sumo' is a ground-based bot, which can also jump to clear obstacles. It also comes with an on-board HD camera, through which you can drive the drone as well as record and beam back footage to your tablet or phone.

Take a look at how that robot works below, and be afraid.