Intel steals the show with lightweight ‘shooting star’ drones

Intel Shooting Star drones form the image of Soohorang, the offi

Software and hardware giant Intel has wrapped up the Winter Olympics in South Korea with a display that once again demonstrated its commercial drone power.

Intel, which smashed the Guinness World Record for the most drones flown simultaneously at the 2018 Winter Olympics’ Opening ceremony by operating over 1,200 Shooting Star UAVs at once, bought the games to a close with a light display made up of unmanned vehicles.

The live light display included the Olympic mascot – Soohorang, the white tiger – who came running in above the stadium, cheering on the athletes and creating a heart outline in the sky. The Intel Shooting Star drones created a volumetric heart designed to symbolise gratitude and love towards the Olympic athletes.

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“Just like Soohorang, our Intel drones team has a challenging spirit and passion to push the limits and make amazing experiences possible,” said Natalie Cheung, general manager of the Intel drone light show team.

“It’s been an honour to celebrate such magnificent athleticism and teamwork with Intel drone light shows, and a victory for us to see our animations of the games come to life.”

Intel has created an entirely new entertainment concept by producing drone light shows featuring hundreds of Intel Shooting Star drones all controlled by one pilot. The drones are custom-built for entertainment purposes with a lightweight structure. Each one emits more than four billion colour combinations. Intel Shooting Star drones have starred in previous light shows at various high-profile marquee events in 10 different countries, most recently integrated with the Fountains of Bellagio at CES 2018.

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