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"HLQ is not the world's first unmanned cargo carrier.

"HLQ is not the world's first unmanned cargo carrier. There's the K-Max, a full-scale unmanned helicopter, and Matternet's infrastructure paradigm, which aspires to launch do-gooder drones in rural areas. But the latter focus on small payloads like medicines or lab samples, and max out at 4 pounds. And the K-Max costs millions of dollars. HLQ can lift heavy cargo and would cost a fraction of that."
http://www.popsci.com/diy/article/2013-02/meet-quadcopter-humanitarian-drone

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