Over the course of the next two weeks, there will be dizzying performances, high-flying acrobatics, and record-breaking altitudes attained — oh, and the Olympic players will compete, too. The 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang presented in precariously impressive style, with more than 1,200 Intel Shooting Star drones working as the stars of the program. The 1,218 drones hatched a new Guinness World Record for the most drones operated simultaneously, and Intel remarks that its seasoned drone technology will be making debuts and “enhance the Olympic Games through 2024;” with Intel Olympic drones light show.

Intel Olympic drone light show Just Set a World Record & Looked Awesome

The Intel Olympic drones light show recorded the first-ever time that a Winter Olympics’ witnessed a drone light show; and also gained recognition as “most unmanned aerial vehicles airborne simultaneously.” While the world record flying was actually prerecorded for the ceremony; it doesn’t diminish the impressiveness of the achievement. Previously, the record for the most drones controlled at once was 500 in Germany in 2016. But for these Olympic games; Intel planned and produced custom animations that it will show not only at the Opening Ceremony; but at regularly victory ceremony performances as well. We’ll soon be personal to animations of different sports and Olympic logos — of course; we’ll see the drones form the Olympic rings throughout the games, too.

“The Olympics are a time when the sports and entertainment industries are buzzing with record-setting performances, so it was the perfect stage for Intel Shooting Star drones and our team to set their own kind of record,” said Natalie Cheung, general manager of Intel’s drone light show team.

Intel explicitly designed its Shooting Star drone for Intel Olympic drone light show; as the first to build specifically for entertainment light shows. These special drones are with LED lights competent of creating more than four billion color combinations. And with the right programming, they can produce just about any animation a imaginative mind desires.

“We are honored to have Intel drones playing several roles at the Olympic Games;” said Anil Nanduri, vice president and general manager, Intel Drone Group. “Not unlike the athletes competing in the events; we continue to push to innovate and develop the drone technologies that inspire people all over the world.”

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