Intel unveiled its new Shooting Star drones at the Opening Ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea.
The new drone prototype is meant to be used in light shows, forming airborne snowboarders and iconic rings, as seen during the Opening Ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. The company set a Guinness World Record for the most drones in flight simultaneously with a fleet of 100, after which they took 500 high-flying robots to Disney World for a Christmas-themed light show.
The company unleashed 1,218 Shooting Star drones in South Korea for the latest event. The fleet was programmed to form snowboarders, Olympic rings, and a bird flapping its wings.
“Could a world record be set even before the Olympic Games begin?” Intel’s representative asked on Twitter on February 8, knowing the record was already set.
The drones flew in perfect timing and showed just how Shooting Star drones can provide event organizers a mens of creating awe-inspiring sky shows. The drones were equipped with LEDs, with the total drone weighing 700 gm. These can be programmed to follow intricate flight paths to form tight-knit and incredible shifting patterns in the sky.