Intel fly 100 quadcopters in stunning light show
Intel flies 100 ‘dancing’ drones over Palm Springs desert
A fleet of drones has taken to the night sky for the biggest aerial display of the gadgets over US soil.
Sporting an array of LEDs, the aerial army of 100 drones twinkled in the twilight as they flashed red, blue and white over the Californian desert.
The display took place in Palm Springs earlier this year and was organised by computer microchip giant Intel.
The feat, which has been called ‘Drone 100’ had previously been achieved in Germany, but the Palm Springs attempt marked the first time it had taken place in the US. Once a choreographed display was programmed from hand-drawn plans, the drones were able to follow the path in perfect sync.
Intel confirmed it has bigger aspirations for the displays and would like to grow the number of display drones from 100 to 1,000.
Intel has much bigger aspirations for the displays, potentially growing the display force to ten times the number of drones.