Verity Studios, the global leader in indoor drone technology, has brought a display of dancing drones to The Dubai Mall’s 10 Year Celebrations. Titled Talisman, the show is running daily until 28th November, with 44 autonomous Lucie® micro drones flying
together to form clusters of light, flying strobes and even fireworks in the Star Atrium, in a
beautifully-choreographed performance, accompanied by video, lasers and film.
Raffaello D’Andrea, founder and CEO of Verity Studios, explains:
“The Dubai Mall show is a beautiful display of moving art – and we have created a performance worthy of the 10th anniversary. It’s been fantastic to work alongside Lune Rouge Entertainment, the new company created by Guy Laliberté, founder of Cirque du Soleil, and help the team there deliver their first-ever show in the Middle East.
“Verity Studios is constantly looking to push the boundaries of drone technology as a creative medium and Talisman is a compelling example of what can be achieved by incorporating drone technology with other, more traditional effects. We’ll continue to pioneer industry-changing developments for the live events market.”
The light show utilizes a swarm of Verity Studio’s unique Lucie® micro drones. Weighing just 50g, they are fitted with high intensity, pre-programmable RGBW lights and can be safely flown above the heads of artists and audiences in virtually any indoor environment.
The Lucie micro drones fly their pre-programmed choreographies autonomously, meaning a single operator can launch any number of drones. Enabling the micro drones to locate themselves in space and perform their choreographies is Verity’s proprietary indoor positioning system. As part of this system, Kedge™ localization units accurately define the boundaries of the flight space and act as satellites in what is effectively an indoor GPS.
The system can be integrated with stage architecture and offers clients ultimate flexibility, with no need for carpets, cameras or line of sight. The turnkey system means sophisticated shows can be operated directly by client staff.
About Verity Studios
Verity Studios is the global leader in indoor drone systems and a leading provider of drone failsafe technology. The company has extensive experience in the creation of spectacular shows for commercial applications, providing unique performances for one-off occasions, commercial events and live shows. Verity drones have been used by some of the world’s biggest entertainment providers, including Cirque du Soleil and Madison Square Garden, and have performed on stage as part of global tours for major artists including Drake and Metallica.
Verity’s clients have completed more than 40,000 autonomous flights safely above people,
across more than 20 countries worldwide. The Zurich-based private company was spun off from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) in 2014. Its founder Raffaello D’Andrea has more than 20 years of experience in the creation of flying machines and autonomous robots. He also was a co-founder of Boston-based Kiva Systems, which was acquired by Amazon in 2012 and is now operating as Amazon Robotics.