Fully Autonomous Robotic Golf Caddy

Posted on May 28 2008 - 9:29am by Russ

Shadow Caddy

“Mark Twain once famously quipped that “Golf is a good walk spoiled”. Perhaps if he’d had access to the fully autonomous Shadow Caddy®, he might have been a little more enthusiastic.

This “follow-me golf caddy” has the ability to trail you around the course without the use of any form of remote control, making it a civilized compromise between dragging or carrying a set of clubs or foregoing the benefits of a pleasant stroll entirely by riding in a golf cart. It’s also cheaper than hiring a human caddy and because it is autonomous, it leaves your mind free to concentrate on connecting with that little white ball.”

The unit works by tracking you (via a transmitter worn on your body) while avoiding obstacles, and can be set to a “park” mode for when you head to the green or pub. Needless to say, this gadget is cool and won’t make you look like a dork. Video after the break.



2 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Ed Milton May 28, 2008 at 2:32 pm -

    The nerd in me would rather watch two of these robot golfcarts fight to the death.

  2. Chris Short May 29, 2008 at 4:29 pm -

    Hope it doesn’t fail like the segway did. Would be horrible to have a golf club lodged into your butt because the thing was following too closely.

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