Watch These Drones Race Through An Old Soap Factory [Video]

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Drone races have all the excitement of science fiction hoverbike chase scenes. Exciting first-person camera views and strange 3D paths are inevitable. This latest race, made by athletic outfitter Motociclo Sports and actiony camera giants GoPro, features three quadcopters (they all appear to be DJI models) flying through an old soap factory in Montevideo, Uruguay. The GoPro cameras stream live video to the pilot’s tablets, which they use the fly the craft from a first-person view.

The whole effect feels like a cross between an extreme sport and science fiction. Watch the race below:
Kelsey D. Atherton

Kelsey D. Athertonis a defense technology journalist based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His work on drones, lethal AI, and nuclear weapons has appeared in Slate, The New York Times, Foreign Policy, and elsewhere.