Intel’s “Shooting Star Mini” Drones can locate themselves in space without the need for GPS

Intel announced a partnership with Ferrari North America on Monday to introduce a new version of its video-capturing drones, called “Shooting Star Mini.” At CES 2018, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas this week, the company set a world record for flying more than 100 drones from a single computer.


They are tiny, safe and very interesting because they can situate themselves in space without the need for GPS navigation technology. The Intel Shooting Star Mini drones will be powered by the new Intel Indoor Location System.

At its CES keynote, Intel showed an impressive light show with the full effect of the tiny drones flying in 3D space. They danced on the Kygo’s “Stargazing” song.

CEO Brian Krzanich says, “This is not the type of drone you can buy in the store.” Even if you think that you can use these little drones as in-house drone toy, but that’s not what Intel intends for them.

Instead, they are just designed for these kinds of light shows. By preprogramming a routine into the system and setting a swarm of them out into the air, you can enable Shooting Star Mini drones to be going out and follow the choreography. Intel noted, “A single pilot can fly up to 100 of them at once.”

The captured footage will be analyzed in real time and the information will be served to drivers and their crews. These drones have the ability to create up to 4 billion color combinations and create dazzling visual effects.