Jan 9, 2023

A drone that never lands? Scientists in China test lasers to keep drones aloft ‘forever’

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The method would charge drones while their airborne, meaning they would never have to land.

A team of researchers from the Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU) in China has developed a method for using high-energy laser beams to keep drones airborne “forever,” according to a report from The South China Morning Post.

Laser-powered drones could remain aloft “forever”.


Though high-power laser systems are more often associated with anti-drone technologies, Professor Li Xuelong and colleagues from NPU have devised a method that will do the opposite of downing the increasingly ubiquitous small aircraft.

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