A drone flew in Congress last week. During a hearing of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee on January 21st, an executive from 3D Robotics flew a small quadcopter during his testimony.
During part of the demonstration, the drone, a Parrot Bebop, was piloted using an iPhone with live video feed. During this phase of the demostration, the pilot crashed the drone on take-off. The device was unharmed during this small mishap and flew again before the lawmakers.
The Parrot Bebob has a 14 megapixel HD fisheye camera and advanced stabilization for amazing video capability. The device also has an embedded GPS with "Return Home" technology.