Drones set a Guinness World Record at the Winter Olympics

The Opening Ceremony of the Pyeong Chang Games was a spectacle

The Opening Ceremony of the Pyeong Chang Games was a spectacle

Each drone has onboard LED lights that light up in 4 billion color combinations to create any shape and color combination possible.

We've seen these Shooting Star drones from Intel in action several times before, and their latest outing is part of a deal between Intel and the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

1,218 Intel Shooting Star drones made history for the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 Opening Ceremony with the Winter Olympics' first-ever drone light show that also set a Guinness World Records title for the "most unmanned aerial vehicles airborne simultaneously". An Intel spokeswoman confirmed to HuffPost that the maneuvers over Pyeongchang were prerecorded.

These drones are the handy work of Intel.

The Olympic rings, a symbol of the games for more than 100 years, will receive a high-tech presentation at Friday's opening ceremony. They weigh less than a pound.

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"It's in essence technology meeting art", says Anil Nanduri, general manager of Intel's drone group to Wired.

"Through this close collaboration with the Olympic family, we will accelerate the adoption of technology for the future of sports on the world's largest athletic stage". After all the planning, the actual programming of the drones is fairly fast, taking just 10 or 15 minutes before they're ready to fly. Neither of those conditions are great for drone performance and the city's weather caused Intel to cancel the planned live version of the display.

Intel, which believes its drones could one day replace fireworks, tested its drones in Finland to prepare for the cold temperatures in Pyeongchang.

Despite the complexity of their routines, all of the drones used during an air show are controlled by a single computer and one drone pilot on the ground, according to Intel.

In addition, its drones were featured in a pre-taped segment for the 2017 Super Bowl halftime show featuring Lady Gaga.

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