Generally drone pilots fly drones meaning that they push levers and give commands and the drones follow. But some groups are turning that model on its head by making drones interact with humans in a much more interesting way. Using cutting edge localization technology and algorithms, a troupe of eight flying machines has been performing in a Cirque du Soleil Broadway show called Paramour. The drones are dressed in colorful “lampshade” costumes and are an important part of the story that unfolds between the actors on the stage.
These quadcopters were designed and created by Verity Studios of Zurich in collaboration with Cirque du Soleil.
Click here to read more about the technology and to see video from the show.