An idea for an atmospheric scout pod I did a few years ago. Carrying one person, they are deployed from mining drop ships to survey worlds to locate mineral deposits before the mining ship descends to the surface.
Now that you mention it, it does look like a drill. But there's an explanation. Actually the "drill" is a counter-rotating propeller to propel the pod and allow it to hover without having to use boosters or anti-grav systems. The small "blades" are just control vanes for particle blades that would actually extend outward. Hope that clears that up.