While Chinese industry is often accused of copy-catting and IP theft, its robotics research has often showed great originality. Case in point, at the Tianjin International UAV Exhibit, a Chinese manufacturer debuted an inflatable UAV. It is designed for low speed, low altitude roles, such as conducting aerial survey, remote sensing and reconnaissance. Powered by an electric motor, its innovative design also includes two separately inflated horizontal aerilons to enhance maneuverability. Filling it with lighter than air gas would increase its payload and range.