Cirque du Soleil is no stranger to mind-boggling acts. But getting 8 drones to fly in sync with each other in a routine every night on stage on Broadway? That’s a feat.
The Broadway incarnation of Cirque du Soleil called “Paramour” included drones disguised as lampshades, dancing around the stage.
The drones, which performed in more than 398 live performances with more than 7,000 autonomous take-offs, flights and landings, were built by Swiss-based company Verity Studios.
I spoke with Verity Studios’s Christian Hugo Hoffmann, who is an AI and robotics enthusiast with a background and PhD in Economics and Strategy, currently responsible for strategy and finance at Verity Studios AG, to find out how they did it:
As a thank you to all of my wonderful fans out there, I’ve teamed up with one of my favorite artists, Carli Krueger (who also designed my original logo) to provide some free wallpapers, including desktop backgrounds and smartphone lock screens.
Every day this week, we’re going to release a new piece of artwork — for a total of five pieces of art celebrating drones!
Click on each thumbnail at the bottom of this post to download the appropriate size background for you.