A spectacular display of drone technology by Intel Corporation (USA) involving 100 small aircrafts being launched skywards in formation has earned a new world record title for the Most Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) airborne simultaneously.
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 but the astonishing footage was only shown for the first time on Wednesday during Intel CEO Brian Krzani’s keynote on the opening day of this year’s 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.
Official Guinness World Records adjudicator Pravin Patel was on hand to verify record and congratulate the technology company.
Please note: An earlier version of this story inadvertently stated that the music used in this record attempt was Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. The correct name of the music used is Beethoven's Fifth Symphony. Apologies for any confusion caused.