30 Mar '16, 12pm

Japanese company will test deliveries of snacks to golfers during their rounds via drones:

Over in Japan, Rakuten is sort of the equivalent of ecommerce giants like Amazon or China's Alibaba. And like those companies, Rakuten is interested in the prospects of delivering packages via autonomous drones. As part of its research, the company has bought into Japanese drone maker Autonomous Control Systems Laboratory – and one if its first tests will be to see how an ACSL drone can handle delivering goodies to golfers during their rounds. MORE: Could drone golf become next big game? | Drone's-eye view of Old Course at St. Andrews Starting in May, the Tech Crunch technology blog reports , Rakuten and ACSL will conduct field tests at a golf course in Chiba. Using a smartphone app, golfers will be able to order food, beverages and perhaps even other small items like golf balls, and a drone will be dispatched from the clubhouse to deliver the order. The companies have giv...

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