The US Army has partnered with researchers at the University of Michigan to develop the Spy-Bat, a robotic bat that features “stereo cameras, miniaturized radar, ultra-sensitive self-guidance, “energy scavenging” recharging capability and a radio to send data back to troops in urban combat zones.” Click here for one more picture.

For energy recovery, UMich will work to develop “quantum dot solar cells,” making current solar cells twice as nice. The bat’s autonomous navi system will be 1,000 times smaller than current systems, and that much more energy efficient too

[via Gizmodo]

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