Pentagon Seeks Laser-Powered Bat Drones. Really. – Defense One

A new contest seeks flight systems inspired by Mother Nature and powered by directed-energy beams.

Tired: multi-rotor copters and fixed-wing drones. Wired: flying robots that move like living animals, are crafted of next-generation materials, and draw their power not from batteries but energy beamed from nearby aircraft.

via Pentagon Seeks Laser-Powered Bat Drones. Really. – Defense One