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Cross a human-sized drone with a motorcycle sidecar and you get the Ryse Recon, a one-person ultralight aerial vehicle that takes off and lands vertically. Thanks to a self-flying mechanism powered by AI, when you’re ready to touch down you simply press the “Land Now” button. The flotation devices beneath each of the six propellers even let you land on water. Out in the spring, the Ryse Recon is intended to help ranchers and farmers quickly reach hard-to-access parts of their land. And you don’t need a pilot’s license to use one. “I could teach you to fly it in 15 minutes,” says Mick Kowitz, CEO of Ryse Aero Technologies.

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