Laser-Fueled Drones May Never Have to Land

Working with wireless power specialists LaserMotive, Lockheed Martin has successfully completed preliminary tests of a new laser refueling system that extended the flight time of its Stalker unmanned aerial drone to over 48 hours. » 7/12/12 9:40am 7/12/12 9:40am

Laser-Powered Helicopter Hovers for Hours

Lasers have recently shown they can down a UAV–but they can also keep the drones up in the air. LaserMotive has kept a 22-gram model helicopter hovering for hours at a time on just a few watts of laser power. » 9/03/10 1:00am 9/03/10 1:00am

LaserMotive's Robot Is The First Ever To Win NASA's $900,000 Space…

LaserMotive's photovoltaic-powered machine became the first in the 3-year history of NASA's space elevator contest to climb a 2,953-foot-long ribbon, securing a prize of $900,000. However, they fell short of the $2 million grand prize. » 11/05/09 7:20pm 11/05/09 7:20pm