Technology: Rakuten drones go live at golf courses
Online retailer Rakuten Inc. has put air deliveries at golf courses on the fringe of reality.
The company on May 9 started using drones to provide food and drinks to players at a golf course here. The unmanned flying vehicles can also give extra balls to duffers who can’t seem to stay on course.
Players can receive goods weighing up to 2 kilograms if they download a special app and enter their coordinates on the golf course. The drones that will be used were developed by Chiba-based Autonomous Control Systems Laboratory Ltd. The ordered goods will be loaded on the drones from a site near the clubhouse.
Delivery will be free for the time being, according to Rakuten officials. Read More