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Intel Drones at the PyeongChang Olympics

Intel Drones at the PyeongChang Olympics

For the XXIII Winter Olympics the International Olympic Committee partnered with Intel to create amazing light shows, action footage and behind-the-scenes videos. Fitted with cinema-grade cameras, the rugged Intel Falcon 8+ drones were a great choice as they had to perform in heavy winds and harsh conditions like in PyeongChang. And fans from around the world saw the results: stunning landscapes, dramatic aerials, and unique perspectives of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games all shot with the Intel Falcom 8+ drone system.

Using both the Intel Falcon 8+ System and the Intel lightshow Shooting Star swarming drones, Intel continues to deliver the excitement of the Olympic games.

A World’s Record

More than 1,200 drones lit up the sky at the opening ceremony for the Winter Olympics. That’s a Guinness World Record for the most unmanned drones flown simultaneously, beating the previous record of 500 in Germany in 2016. Both records involved Intel’s Shooting Star drones.

The 1,218-drone light show in South Korea was pre-recorded. Still, 300 of them made a live appearance at the opening ceremony, forming the shape of the Olympic rings. Each of Intel’s foam and plastic drones is equipped with LED lights that can create more than 4 billion color combos. The fleet is controlled by one computer and one pilot.



Updated: February 15, 2018 — 4:57 pm
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