New Yorkers will soon have a robotic alternative to the sometimes-surly, lead-footed parking garage attendants who staff the city's garages. Automotion Parking Systems Inc., the North American distributor for Germany's Stolzer Parkhaus, will soon open the city's first fully automated parking garage in a luxury condominium building at 123 Baxter Street. Read more about it here.
Unlike industrial robots, which suffered a slight overall slump in 2012, service robots continue to be increasingly in demand. The majority are used for defense, such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs); and agriculture, such as milking robots.
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