While watching the fireworks show at Minute Maid Park following finals this year, it occurred to me that there is an alternative to fireworks that would be more in line with a robotics competition: a drone show!
I know that Disney has been tinkering with drone shows for a couple of years now and given that Disney is a strategic partner, they could potentially develop a really awesome closing show for Championships. Heck, they could even include displays that invoke the new game theme that is released earlier in the evening.
I’m not sure I have seen an indoor drone show. I know there are issues with that given that the drones use GPS for coordination in the outdoor shows. But I believe that some people have come up with solutions to that by installing DGPS beacons or other localizer beacons in the stadium that the drones can use to coordinate their flight. But, assuming that they could orchestrate an indoor drone show, you could also do it at Ford Field or other indoor stadiums that don’t have a retractable roof.
So what do you guys think? Should FIRST replace the fireworks show with a drone show for Championships closing ceremonies?