Intel claims world drone record at Winter Olympics opening ceremony

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UAV software and hardware manufacturer Intel has made Winter Olympic history by setting a new Guinness World Record.

Intel has broken its own world record for the most UAVs flown simultaneously at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony in South Korea.

The technology firm claimed the record with a display of 1,218 drones, surpassing Intel’s previous record of 500 drones flown simultaneously in Germany in 2016.

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As well as scooping a Guinness World Record, the company was also the first to provide a drone performance as part of a Winter Olympics’ opening ceremony.

“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.

“It’s been exciting for us to partner with Intel on the Winter Olympics, as they continue to push the limits with their advanced drone light show technologies,” said Sam Prosser, commercial director EMEA APAC Guinness World Records.

“From flying 100 drones simultaneously in 2015, to 500 drones in 2016, and now more than 1,000 drones – the sky is the limit with entertaining through Intel drone light shows.”

Last month the company reported that it set a new record by flying 100 of its branded Shooting Star Mini drones as part of an indoor drone light show, ahead of the opening keynote speech from Intel CEO Brian Krzanich.

A video of the display can be found below.


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