A golf robot named LDRIC has changed the world of golf.
How? LDRIC will go down in history for having made the 16th hole at the Waste Management Phoenix Open in Scottsdale, Arizona this past February.
Our goal with LDRIC is to bring technology, sport, robotics, and data together in a package
LDRIC -- which stands for launch, directional, robot, intelligent, circuitry -- was named after Tiger Woods' birth name Eldrick. LDRIC was created by Golf Laboratories, a San Diego robotics company that develops devices like the LDRIC to test new golf club designs.
LDRIC has a powerful swing, it can hit a golf ball up to 130 mph and replicate any golfer's swing.
The robot has been used as a training tool for golfers young and old. The bot can simulate swings, trajectory and landing angles. Golf Laboratories President Gene Parente even claimed LDRIC could defeat the best player in the PGA tour.
Currently, Golf Laboratories is in the works of developing a soccer ball kicking robot.
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