Do you have an idea for a drone? The U.S. military wants to hear from you

What if a drone could fly indoors without getting damaged, even if it hit a wall? What if the drone could land on a robotic device, get a new battery and start flying again, all without a person intervening?

For the United States Air Force, this kind of technology could improve national security and the safety of its missions. To develop innovative ideas like these, a group at Hanscom Air Force Base has turned to the same types of companies that have transformed much of the world’s technology: startups.