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Passengers on their way to Gatwick airport and leaving their car there will quickly have a robot attendant drag it away. The fleet of droids will place cars closer to each other than is possible with human drivers and fit a third more cars in the same parking space

Robo valet! How travelers at Gatwick Airport have their cars parked by ROBOTS to maximize capacity (without worrying about being taken on a joyride)

  • A trial starts in August in part of the South Park long-term parking area in Gatwick
  • Military-grade GPS leads the machine to the car and to the parking lot
  • Forklift-like equipment will approach the front of the car and slide under the car
  • Robots become & # 39; Stan & # 39; and are developed by the French company Stanley Robotics
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Passengers on their way to Gatwick airport and leaving their car there will quickly have a robot attendant drag it away.

The fleet of droids will place cars closer to each other than is possible with human drivers and will therefore be able to place a third more cars in the same area.

In August, a trial will start in which customers leave their car in a drop-off zone before passing a robot through a designated app.

Military-grade GPS will guide the machine to the car, where forklift trucks will approach the car from the front, slide it under the car's bodywork and move it to a specific location.

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Passengers on their way to Gatwick airport and leaving their car there will quickly have a robot attendant drag it away. The fleet of droids will place cars closer to each other than is possible with human drivers and fit a third more cars in the same parking space

Passengers on their way to Gatwick airport and leaving their car there will quickly have a robot attendant drag it away. The fleet of droids will place cars closer to each other than is possible with human drivers and fit a third more cars in the same parking space

During a three-month trial period, the robots, called Stan, go to the Gatwick car parks.

The Gatwick trial will take place in part of the South Terminal long-term parking lot.

Existing infrastructure such as parking markings and lampposts will be replaced by a smooth surface for the robots and space for 100 additional vehicles.

The shape and size of a car are scanned by the equipment to ensure that they are safely guided to where they should go.

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Every trip is recorded and corresponds to the flight number of the passenger.

The schedule revealed planning in an application to the Crawley Board.

The Gatwick trial will take place in part of the South Terminal long-term parking lot. Existing infrastructure such as parking markings and lampposts will be replaced by a smooth surface for the robots and space for 270 cars versus 170

The Gatwick trial will take place in part of the South Terminal long-term parking lot. Existing infrastructure such as parking markings and lampposts will be replaced by a smooth surface for the robots and space for 270 cars versus 170

The Gatwick trial will take place in part of the South Terminal long-term parking lot. Existing infrastructure such as parking markings and lampposts will be replaced by a smooth surface for the robots and space for 270 cars versus 170

The shape and size of the vehicle are scanned by the equipment to ensure that they are safely guided to where they should go. Every trip is recorded and corresponds to the flight number of the passenger

The shape and size of the vehicle are scanned by the equipment to ensure that they are safely guided to where they should go. Every trip is recorded and corresponds to the flight number of the passenger

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The shape and size of the vehicle are scanned by the equipment to ensure that they are safely guided to where they should go. Every trip is recorded and corresponds to the flight number of the passenger

Technology in the system was developed by the French firm Stanley Robotics and will help combat the summer storm.

According to the Evening Standard, Stéphane Evanno, co-founder of Stanley Robotics, said: & # 39; We call it a valet parking robot because people just have to drop off their car at the entrance of the parking garage and then they can basically leave and catch a flight, but it's more than just valet parking. & # 39;

Tests of the same technology have already taken place in Paris, Lyon and Düsseldorf.

A trial period of five months at Charles de Gaulle airport was a huge success, customers did not know that a robot was even involved in the process.

WILL YOUR JOB BE TAKEN BY A ROBOT?

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A November 2017 report suggested that physical jobs in predictable environments, including machine operators and fast food workers, are most likely to be replaced by robots.

Management consultancy McKinsey, based in New York, focused on the number of jobs that would be lost to automation, and which occupations were most at risk.

The report says that data collection and processing are two other categories of activities that can be done better and faster with machines.

This can displace large amounts of work, for example with mortgages, paralegal work, bookkeeping and back-office transaction processing.

Conversely, jobs in unpredictable environments are the least risky.

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The report adds: & # 39; Professions such as gardeners, plumbers or providers of childcare and elderly care will generally also see less automation by 2030, because they are technically difficult to automate and often have relatively lower wages, which makes automation a less attractive company makes proposition. & # 39;

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