The NBA Slam Dunk contest has taken some heat the last several years for a number of reasons. After it’s “revival” in 2016, it seems that the goal this year was to get the momentum going.
This year, Intel teamed up with Orlando Magic’s Aaron Gordon to help potentially take the contest to new heights. As we saw Super Bowl 51, Intel is pushing all boundaries with its drone technology. This time around, the company provided a customized drone with a mechanical claw attached to it. As the drone rose from the rafters, fans were mesmerized when they realized that it was carrying a basketball. Once everything came together, fans were presented with the first ever drone prop in NBA Slam Dunk Contest history.
It seems like nowadays a week isn’t complete without some news about drone innovations from around the world. Where does this dunk rank amongst some of the other creative ideas of the past? What other ways can Intel use this claw drone? Let us know what you think below.