Intel’s Shooting Star Drones Light Up Coachella

“Intel Shooting Star drones lit up the sky during the April 14th weekend of Coachella, creating an aerial performance of colorful formations, twinkling stars and volumetric shapes,” says an Intel spokesperson. “Just as headliners Lady Gaga, Radiohead and Kendrick Lamar took the stage, Intel drone technology powered a digital galaxy in the sky, marking the first-ever drone integration at Coachella Music Festival.”

The drones’ look at Coachella – the star-studded, big music competition held within the Coachella valley – was solely the most recent of Intel’s performances.  Since their debut in November of final yr, the Shooting Star drones have damaged a world file for the Most Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) airborne concurrently (500 of them) and appeared at two basic US spectaculars: Disney and the SuperBowl.

four Billion Color Combinations

Intel Shooting Star drones are designed only for leisure.  The drones weigh about 280 grams – rather less than a volleyball – and are manufactured from versatile plastic and foam, with no screws.  They are geared up with  built-in LED lights which might create over four billion coloration combos.  The drones are much less harmful than conventional fireworks: the quad’s propellers are protected by lined cages, making them each safer and weatherproof.    Intel’s automated system and animation software program permits designers to create a choreographed mild present in a fraction of the time it might take to do it manually.

A Demonstration of Drone Fleets

Intel’s Shooting Star drones symbolize lots of know-how advances.  While the usage of drones for leisure is a brand new thought, Intel’s system demonstrates what could be achieved by a single operator controlling not one, however tons of of drones.  Intel’s proprietary algorithms concentrate on the animation creation course of.  They take a picture and calculate the variety of drones required, determine the place the drones needs to be and formulate the quickest path to create the picture.  But the identical thought – figuring out the place tons of of drones needs to be positioned and calculating the quickest solution to get them there – has large business purposes.

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