100 drones aerial show sets world record

100 small drones presented a magnificent display of drone technology and resulted in a new world record title for the Most Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) airborne simultaneously.   Intel Corporation was involved in launching 100 small aircraft in the air in formation and coordination.

See the above video from Guinness World Records that details this spectacular event.

Controlled on the ground by a crew using PCs with Intel software, the mass of drones lit up the night sky in sync to a live performance of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony and executed a stunning light show resembling a fireworks display.

“Drone 100” took place at Flugplatz Ahrenlohe, Tornesch, Germany in November 2015 but the astonishing footage was only shown for the first time in January 2016 during Intel CEO Brian Krzani’s keynote on the opening day of the CES technology tradeshow in Las Vegas, USA. . The record was set in collaboration with Ars Electronica Futurelab to push the limits of the UAV industry and to show what UAVs can be used for.

Read the full story from Guinness World Records.

The Making of Drone 100

Watch the video from Intel on how this aerial show was accomplished.  Intel and Ars Electronica FutureLab explain how they developed Drone 100, a 3D masterpiece of art and airborne technology, using Intel® technology to push the boundaries of what’s possible.


Read more from Intel about this amazing accomplishment.