Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Accidental Career as a Drone Show Maestro

Natalie and her drone team just set their fourth Guinness World Record title at the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, when they flew a fleet of synchronized Intel Shooting Star drones — 1,218 of them — in the air at once. In January in Las Vegas, Natalie’s drone team set a new indoor world record, flying 110 drones at Intel CEO Brian Krzanich’s CES keynote, the drones circling overhead and their lights flashing in perfect synchrony. “Watching them light up and animate the sky is one thing,” she says, “but to think that they’re all being controlled by one computer with just one pilot really showcases the technology Intel has created.”