Intel’s drones broke a world record within Winter Olympics opening ceremony

If you were viewing the opening ceremony associated with 2018 Winter Olympics in Southern Korea yesterday then you may have noticed a swarm of Intel-made drones smoking cigarettes the evening sky at different points – and people intelligent packages of drones broke a Guinness World Record on the way.

The record-breaking part shown on ceremony was actually pre-recorded, and showcased a total of 1,218 drones flying together in sync, as part of your prior to. A smaller swarm of 300 drones additionally entertained the crowds are now living in PyeongChang.

We've seen these Shooting celebrity drones from Intel in action many times before, and their latest outing is section of a deal between Intel additionally the Global Olympic Committee (IOC). The partnership covers VR tech, 360-degree videos, not to mention the drone shows that wowed the audience last night.

The sky's the restriction

The prior record for "most drones flown simultaneously" ended up being also set by Intel's Shooting celebrity fleet. They then followed up a show with 100 drones in Germany in 2015 by having a performance featuring 500 for the bots the following year – obviously this technology is merely getting smarter and smarter.

Every drone fleet performance is controlled just by one pilot. The Unmanned Aerial cars themselves are fitted with LED lights to generate a practically limitless range color combinations, with every 384mm x 384mm (15.1 inch x 15.1 inches) quadcopter weighing in at 330g (0.73lbs).

"The Olympics really are a time as soon as the sports and entertainment companies are buzzing with record-setting performances, so it ended up being an ideal stage for Intel Shooting celebrity drones and our team setting their particular sort of record," said Intel's Natalie Cheung in a press statement.

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