Originally posted on WileyConnect, the Internet of Things Blog by Wiley Rein LLP.
It’s time to answer the most important question on everyone’s mind after Super Bowl LI: what type of regulatory approvals and deviations were required to enable Intel’s massive display of 300 choreographed unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) that kicked off Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl halftime show?
The halftime show begins with Gaga singing a mashup of “God Bless America” and “This Land Is Your Land” while standing on the open roof of Houston’s NRG Stadium. The camera pans out to reveal a sky of 300 UAS shimmering like stars behind the headliner. Still swirling around the sky, the white lights of the UAS fade to red and blue. The aircraft then shift to form the image of an American flag to accompany the patriotic number. After concluding with a line from the Pledge of Allegiance, Lady Gaga appears to jump into the stadium, and the sky fades to black. At the end of the performance, the drones return to form the logos for Pepsi (the sponsor of the halftime show) and Intel. Continue Reading