Intel recently set a Guinness World Record for most unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) airborne simultaneously. The World Record was announced by Intel CEO Brian Krzanich during the Consumer Electronics Show 2016, where a total of 100 UAVs with LED lights danced and painted 3D shapes and messages in synch with a live orchestra.
The spectacle, dubbed Drones 100, was done with the assistance of a small group of artists and technology researchers at Ars Electronica Futurelab in Linz, Austria. Drone 100 performed at the Flugplatz Ahrenlihe, Tornesch, near Hamburg, Germany in early November. A complex algorithm was developed and run on Intel hardware to control the movement and lights of each of the drones.
Speaking about Drone 100 during the CES, Krzanich noted that this can potentially redefine the fireworks experience in the future.
“The past can be replaced by new creativity powered by drones,” he told the CES audience. “This is what it means to reinvent experiences using new technology.”
You can view the behind-the-scenes video with the Drone 100 performance here…