The broke the Guinness World Record for number of drones flown at the same time, the spokeswoman said.
"As it turns out, bring 1,218 of those drones into harmony doesn't present much more of a logistical challenge than 300, thanks to how the Shooting Star platform works".
"And while more drones does provide a broader canvas, it perhaps more importantly affords a better sense of depth". Everything is managed from a central computer system, which coordinates the drones on the fly based on things like individual battery life and GPS signal.
The Intel Shooting Star drones are a type of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) specifically designed for entertainment purposes, equipped with LED lights that can create countless colour combinations and easily be programmed for any animation. Intel's record-setting drone show as prerecorded but the company will be putting up smaller drones shows every evening during the event, weather permitting.
Thousands of glittering drones filled the night skies of PyeongChang at the tech-savvy 2018 Winter Olympic Games Opening Ceremony on Friday, impressing Olympic viewers worldwide.
"During the Ceremony, POCOG made the decision to not go ahead with the show because there were too many spectators standing in the area where the live drone show was supposed to take place", according to a statement from the Olympic organizing committee, Recode reported. The fleet of drones is controlled by one pilot.
To pull off the performance, Intel shipped all of the equipment to South Korea in late October and early November for a December flight. "Not unlike the athletes competing in the events, we continue to push to innovate and develop the drone technologies that inspire people all over the world". Hot of the back of a drone display at CES in Las Vegas, they are using the drone displays to begin conversations about their technology and are even showing off the future of connectivity with a 5G demonstration at the Olympics Winter Games.