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Watch these self-parking office chairs return to their desks

17 March 2016


These self-parking office chairs show-off what intelligent parking assist technology can really do. Four cameras placed on the ceiling of the office generate a bird's-eye view to wirelessly transmit the chair's position and its route to destination.

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Keywords: chairs, self-parking, automation, characteristics of technological outcomes, characteristics of technology

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