Software and hardware giant Intel has deployed a fleet of its entertainment drones as a mouthpiece to show its support for the LGBTQ+ community.
AT&T, an American multinational conglomerate holding company headquartered in Dallas, kicked off Pride weekend in San Francisco on Friday, June 22, with Intel’s first public performance of an indoor drone light show since its debut at CES 2018 in January.
The flight of 50 Intel Shooting Star Mini drones was a rehearsal for when the fleet will light up 1 Powell Street at night.
The drones will be accompanied by internationally acclaimed and Grammy-nominated cellist Tina Guo, who will perform a live rendition of the song ‘Born this Way’ by Lady Gaga.
A video of the indoors flight can be found below.
Intel drone-based light shows have entertained crowds at the 2018 Winter Olympics, Super Bowl LI Halftime Show with Lady Gaga and at the Coachella Music Festival. This is the first public performance using the new Intel Shooting Star Mini drones, which are designed for indoor and outdoor venues with a lightweight structure that can emit more than four billion colour combinations.
Intel recently announced plans to deploy a fleet of its Shooting Star drones to reclaim the record for most UAVs flown simultaneously. The technology giant held the record of 1,218 UAVs, until last week when it was dethroned by Chinese drone specialist Ehang.