No, Seriously, There Were Drones at Coachella

The drone is in the sky on the right - TIMOTHY NORRIS

Remember our April Fool’s post earlier this month, about drones at Coachella? Well, it turns out we were prophetic. Those hovering propeller-powered crafts have indeed arrived at Coachella. 

They could be spotted this year floating surreptitiously above the crowds, during performances by MGMT, Outkast and others. So what’s the deal? 

Don’t worry, these drones weren’t searching for your drugs.

It turns out that festival organizers teamed up with a couple of aerial robotics firms for assistance with their YouTube live stream footage.  

But that’s not all: German tech firm Festo unleashed their Smart Bird drone upon the crowds during weekend two as part of a festival art installation – it was outfitted to look like a seagull, flapping its “wings” as it flew.

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