Intel put on the first drone light show during the Super Bowl Halftime Show as part of a partnership with the NFL.
As Maroon 5 began its performance, 150 enhanced Intel Shooting Star drones floated up and over the field in a choreographed performance to the music, forming the words ‘One’ and ‘Love’.
Intel enhanced the Intel Shooting Star drones specifically for the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show to emulate the experience of floating lanterns.
The drones were also enabled to successfully fly a pre-programmed path inside a closed stadium environment without GPS.
In completing the show, the 150 drones flown indoors exceeded the world record that Intel earned flying 110 indoor drones at CES in 2018.
Anil Nanduri, Intel vice president and general manager of the Intel Drone Group, said: “Our team constantly looks for opportunities to push the boundaries of innovation and deliver stunning entertainment experiences with our drone technology. When we received the opportunity to bring our drone light show technology back to the Super Bowl, we were excited by the challenge to execute it live and within a closed stadium environment.
He added: “We collaborated with the show producers, both creatively and technically, to bring a special and unique show experience to the viewers. It was an honor to have performed with Maroon 5 to create a memorable experience for those watching live from their seats in the stadium and for viewers watching at home.”