From a recent study it emerges that in the future, particularly in large Italian cities, there will be a strong demand for logistics space, due to the exponential growth of e-commerce. Numerous neighbourhood warehouses will be required in areas where space is traditionally limited and costs per square metre are very high. The urban warehouse of the future must therefore guarantee a very high level of efficiency and space utilisation. While on one hand the answer may be automatic warehouses, on the other, some studies and research are also focussing on the use of drones. One of these studies will be the protagonist of Green Logistics Expo during the three days of the event taking place at PadovaFiere from 7 to 9 March 2018. Logistics drones are a fascinating and still relatively unexplored field of experimentation, over and above the images of these flying objects delivering packages, often little more than advertising impressions. Research is focusing more concretely on another category of drones, hybrids. Tools conceived not so much to fly as to move about on the ground on wheels or tracks and able to negotiate a range of objects easily. This category could give rise to remote controlled devices able to operate simply and quickly, even in warehouses with limited space, performing operations ranging from data collection to monitoring the items and product picking. The concrete objective is not so much to amaze, as to reduce costs and increase efficiency.