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Stan Robotic Valet



There’s nothing more tedious than driving in endless circles around a seemingly full airport carpark, exchanging eye contact with every person in the vicinity of their vehicle only to be answered with a guilty shake of the head to confirm that they just arrived, and won’t be leaving any time soon. Also, most of the people don’t like leaving their car keys to a parking valet. 


The French startup Stanley Robotics is developing the first robot valet, whose name is Stan. Stan works with all kinds of cars. It doesn’t need your key as it clamps your wheels, lifts the entire car and moves it around. Once the car is in a parking space, Stan puts the car down. One robot can manage up to 400 vehicles at a time, and will shuffle them into the most efficient positions based on the return times of their owners. All of this sounds great on paper, but the most reassuring thing is that Stanley Robotics is already operating at Charles-de-Gaulle airport in Paris. It’s been years in the making, but a real parking lot is now operated by Stan.


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