Winter Olympics opening ceremony sees Intel use record 1218 drones

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Kicking off the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, viewers from around the globe were treated to a record-breaking light show during the opening ceremony that surpassed Intel's previous record of 500 drones flown simultaneously in Germany in 2016.

In addition to the drone show for the opening ceremony, Intel designed and developed custom animations keyed to different sports for the Olympics' nightly victory ceremonies. This time around it included a light show performance from Intel that used a record-setting 1,218 drones, all flying in sync to create imagery including the interlocking Olympic rings and sports events like snowboarding.

"And while more drones does provide a broader canvas, it perhaps more importantly affords a better sense of depth".

In addition to the opening ceremony, the drones will be used throughout the games, creating light-filled formations every night from February 10 -24 during the nightly victory ceremonies. International Olympic Committee spokesman Mark Adams said Saturday that the drones were not deployed Friday night because of an "impromptu logistical change".

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Following the PyeongChang 2018 Opening Ceremony, Intel ran a 30-second ad spot featuring the power of Intel Shooting Star drones and their unique entertainment possibilities.

According to AdWeek, Intel broke its own world record for the number of drones used with 1,218, and the idea of the performance was to enthrall. Each is kitted out with LED lights and capable of creating more than 4 billion color combinations.

"It's in essence technology meeting art", says Anil Nanduri, general manager of Intel's drone group to Wired. The fleet is controlled by one computer and one pilot.

"We are excited to be part of the Olympic Movement to integrate Intel's innovative technologies to advance the Olympics Games experience for fans around the world".

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