Looking for the perfect accessory to match your hovercraft golf cart?
Look no further than Stewart Golf's X9 Follow, a robotic golf caddy that follows you around the green like a baby duckling.
The caddy, set to retail in June for just north of $2,500, uses a Bluetooth remote to sense a golfer's location and walking pace, then adjusts its own speed to obediently tag along at the player's heels.
Here's a more technical description, from the Stewart Golf website:
In addition to the bluetooth electronics system, there are two further antennas that power the X9 Follow.
Mounted on each of the rear motors, the two antennas work together to create two zones; a neutral zone and an active zone. When the handset is inside the neutral zone, the X9 Follow will remain stationary. As the handset enters the active zone, the X9 Follow's electronics system will automatically & independently alter the speed of each rear motor to keep its pace. When the golfer (and therefore the handset) come to a stop, the X9 Follow will continue until the handset is back inside the neutral zone when it will also stop.
And when you finish playing golf, you can always dress it up like R2-D2 -- just don't take it through any sinkholes.
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