Aerospace

Intel Plans to Break Drone Record with over 1,500 Drones

01 May 2018

Intel performed a drone show at this year's Winter Olympics. Source: IntelIntel performed a drone show at this year's Winter Olympics. Source: Intel

Intel Corp. plans to break its own world record for the most drones flown simultaneously with more than 1,500 drones flown during the company’s 50th anniversary this summer.

Currently, the record is 1,218 drones that were flown simultaneously by Intel set earlier this year. Intel will once again use its Shooting Star drones at the anniversary event. The drones are specifically designed for entertainment purposes and are equipped with light emitting diode (LED) lights that create countless color combinations and are programmed for animated flight.

While the drones are being used for entertainment purposes, the devices could be used in other applications such as search and rescue or commercial applications for large infrastructure inspections. The drones, which are controlled by one pilot, could also be used at indoor stadiums or theaters or outdoor venues where GPS signals for positioning are not available.

Intel plans to announce the latest on its commercial drone innovations at this week’s AUVSI Xponential show where it will unveil the latest features and capabilities on both Intel’s drone hardware and software.

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