In the future, all electronica music concerts pre-shows may include at least some type of robot, and this video shows why. KMel Robotics recently took a group of their flying quadrotor robots to the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity to put on a stunning and psychedelic light show. Continue reading for the video and more information.

These quadrotors come courtesy of KMel Robotics, the outfit founded by Alex Kushleyev and Daniel Mellinger, both graduates of the University of Pennsylvania’s GRASP Lab, a perennial PopSci favorite where robotics research is concerned (creative direction was provided by Marshmallow Laser Feast, about whom we know nothing but we already like). The first couple of minutes are mostly buildup, so skip forward to roughly the 2:30 mark if you want to go straight to the action.

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