Drake performs onstage at Madison Square Garden on August 25, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

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Drake Uses Miniature Autonomous Drones … as Backup Dancers

Rapper’s concert shows “Elevate” Verity Studios’s tech in a dramatic new way.

Drake has taken drone technology and make it “Look Alive” on his new concert tour.

Just how ground-breaking the Canadian rapper’s use of the 200 miniature autonomous drones built by Zurich-based Verity Studios as a sort of flying back-up dancers during two songs was revealed in a Rolling Stone profile.

During those two songs —“Elevate” and “Look Alive” — the drones, which weigh less than a slice of bread, light up and produce a swirling choreography above Drake’s head. The drones are able to react to each other and to Drake’s movements to avoid collisions and follow his lead, Verity’s founder Raffaello D’Andrea told the magazine.

Verity also has programmed drone displays for Metallica and Cirque du Soleil.

See a video of how the technology works below.


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