If you thought Intel’s record breaking drone performance was going to be a one-off, think again. China Central Television (CCTV) ushered in the Chinese New Year with a grand gala featuring the country’s top musicians, an army of cute robots – and a fleet of drones.
Welcoming the Year of the Monkey, the performance had 540 miniature bots dancing in unison to a tune by Sun Nan, before 29 brightly lit drones rose from the stage. As a grand finale, the quadcopters released a rain of glitter against the Guangzhou skyline.
OK so you really need to watch this – not so much for the drones but for the 540 robots – so reminiscent of the Opening Ceremony of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.