2018 CES: Intel Sets Guinness World Records Title, Flies 110 Intel Shooting Star Mini Drones Indoors

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January 9, 2018

At CES 2018, Intel set a new Guinness World Records* title for Most UAVs airborne simultaneously from a single computer indoors when it flew 110 Intel® Shooting Star™ Mini drones as part of an indoor drone light show on Sunday, Jan. 7, in preparation for Intel CEO Brian Krzanich’s opening keynote on Monday.

The Intel Shooting Star Mini drone is the company’s first drone designed and built from the ground up to enable amazing indoor light show experiences. It is designed with safety and creativity in mind with a super-lightweight structure and propeller guards. Its light source can create more than 4 billion color combinations designed for visually stunning aerial displays.

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This drone is the counterpart to the Intel Shooting Star drone that has been illuminating the night skies around the world at music festivals like Coachella, marquee sporting events, celebrations across Asia and more. The new Intel Indoor Location System powering the Intel Shooting Star Mini drones expands Intel’s possibilities for entertainment by allowing the drones to maintain position and navigate indoors without GPS to create beautiful drone light shows.

Intel previously set a Guinness World Records title when the company flew 500 Intel Shooting Star drones simultaneously on Oct. 7, 2016, outdoors in Hamburg, Germany. In doing so, Intel beat its own previous record of 100 drones in less than a year.

Intel is excited to collaborate with partners to create new indoor entertainment experiences with the Intel Shooting Star Mini system.  Stay tuned for updates later this year. For more details and to stay updated on additional news, visit the Intel CES booth (#10048) or see Drones at Intel.

Brian Krzanich, Intel Corporation chief executive officer, displays a Shooting Star Mini drone during the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) preshow keynote address on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, in Las Vegas. One hundred of the mini drones were later displayed in an indoor light show. Intel displays how the power of data is affecting our daily lives at the event, which runs Jan. 9-12. (Credit: Walden Kirsch/Intel Corporation)
The Intel Shooting Star Mini drone is the company’s first drone designed and built to enable indoor light show experiences. It is designed with a super-lightweight structure and propeller guards for safety. Its light source can create more than 4 billion color combinations designed for visually stunning aerial displays. (Credit: Intel Corporation)
The Intel Shooting Star Mini drone is the company’s first drone designed and built to enable indoor light show experiences. It is designed with a super-lightweight structure and propeller guards for safety. Its light source can create more than 4 billion color combinations designed for visually stunning aerial displays. (Credit: Intel Corporation)

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