There are a wide variety of UAV shapes, sizes, configurations, and characteristics. Historically, UAVs were simple remotely piloted aircraft, but autonomous control is increasingly being employed. UAVs are used today for missions that are too "dull, dirty or dangerous" for manned aircraft, but their role is expanding.
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Logistics works toward the minimization of the use of resources. From inception, through each stage of the life cycle and until final completion of wrap-up, resources management is of paramount concern.
Autonomous logistics provide unmanned, autonomous transfer of equipment, baggage, people, information or resources from point-to-point with minimal intervention. New technologies are making autonomous logistics both a reality and a necessity for many remote locations with improper infrastructure.