If you’re thinking to yourself, “so it’s a kind of helicopter,” you would be slightly incorrect. This isn’t a helicopter, but it’s also not exactly what we think of when we imagine flying drones. Among other fascinating and interesting features, this drone follows a set flight path. You can’t fly it yourself, from the seating area, which is what technically makes it a drone.

Now if that sounds a little dangerous and scary, you would be right. But how this Chinese team and their American counterparts tackled the challenges posed by the Ehang are quite impressive. They’ve made this unusual aircraft as small, light, simple, and safe as possible. Who knows what the future holds for such a craft?