Intel Launched Live Drone Light Show During Olympics Closing Ceremony

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Soohorang, the white tiger mascot that symbolized the previous two weeks of Olympic competitors in Pyeongchang, and was given as a toy to all of the medal-profitable athletes, appeared in mild over the Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium.

How? He was configured by 300 LED-emitting drones, in line with Intel.

The drones shaped into the tiger, hovering a number of hundred ft above the athletes, dignitaries and spectators crowding the stadium to usher out the Winter Olympics. From their place within the sky, they rearranged to type a coronary heart to ship off the athletes, Intel introduced.

“Identical to Soohorang, our Intel drones group has a difficult spirit and keenness to push the bounds and make superb experiences attainable,” Natalie Cheung, the overall supervisor for Intel’s drone mild present staff, stated in a press release. “It’s been an honor to rejoice such magnificent athleticism and teamwork with Intel drone mild exhibits, and a victory for us to see our animations of the video games come to life.”

Those self same drones additionally created pictures of Olympic sports and athletes — skiers, snowboarders, curlers, and extra — to rejoice the medalists excessive over the medal plaza, Intel introduced.

However all didn’t go so easily for the drones through the Olympics—a deliberate extravagant stay show in the course of the Opening Ceremony was canceled due to logistical points, probably together with a hack of Olympics-associated know-how.

However, the Shooting Star drones offered followers and athletes with a sight to behold earlier than they left PyeongChang.