Delivery drone flies drinks and balls to golfers in Japan

This post originally appeared on http://www.engadget.com/2016/03/28/rakuten-delivery-drone-golf-course/.

[Editor’s Note: Founded in 1997, Rakuten has over 11k employees.]

Credit: NHK

According to NHK, Rakuten will then assess whether the technology can be expanded to other golf courses and, ultimately, people’s homes in a similar manner to Amazon’s proposed Prime Air program. It sounds like a sensible test bed, although we’re worried that some particularly audacious approach shots could see deadly quadcopters falling from the sky.

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