August 10, 2010      

LaserMotive is pioneering the use of laser power beaming systems, a technology that has the potential for use in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and other types of applications. The privately held company, based in Kent, Wash., took top honors at NASA's 2009 Power Beaming Challenge competition and is poised to release its first prototype device.

Until recently, laser power beaming-the wireless transfer of energy from one location to another using laser light-was relegated to the realm of scien...

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