Drones Light Up Coronation of King

1,000 drones were deployed across three sites in the UK’s largest drone show

Scarlett Evans, Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

May 10, 2023

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U.K. Department for Culture, Media and Sport

The king’s coronation in the U.K. came to a close on Sunday with a multi-location drone display said to be the largest of its kind in the nation.

The coronation concert featured light displays from 1,000 drones across three locations. The display was created and deployed by Skymagic, the company behind the Queen’s Jubilee drone display.

After the coronation ceremony, the festivities continued with a concert where the drones made their debut. For the occasion, the drones formed shapes including a lion for Katy Perry’s performance of her song ‘Roar’, as well as a whale, a clematis flower and a multi-colored butterfly.

The U.K. Department for Culture, Media and Sport said the display was the “largest ever multi-location U.K. drone show.”

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Skymagic uses swarm drone technology, integrating its drones with geofencing and a single ground-control system to maneuver the drones and prevent them from colliding. The company also uses 3D simulation technology, an in-house autopilot system and flight simulations to improve safety and predictability.

About the Author(s)

Scarlett Evans

Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

Scarlett Evans is the assistant editor for IoT World Today, with a particular focus on robotics and smart city technologies. Scarlett has previous experience in minerals and resources with Mine Australia, Mine Technology and Power Technology. She joined Informa in April 2022.

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