Once in the air, the drones then follow a pre-programmed pattern. Their positions are set via GPS coordinates and each drone communicates back to a control which can make amends and control the drones in real time. Powered by Intel technology, the spectacular formations were created using 1,218 drones each measuring about 30cm long.
As a relatively new technology, we’re only seeing the cusp of what will be possible. First used during Lady Gaga’s half-time show at the Superbowl last year, expect to see this fusion of art and technology across the event world. The potential is absolutely enormous with smaller, nimbler, and more sophisticated drones coming on the market each year.