MM Blog: Self-Parking Office Furniture

A look at Nissan's autonomous office chair concept.

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Does office life often leave you too tired to push your own chair? One automaker has created the perfect solution: the Intelligent Parking Chair. In an attempt to spread the word about its vehicles’ intelligent park assist technology, Nissan has adapted the tech for office environments.

Four cameras installed around a conference room or office would track the chairs’ locations and monitor routes back to the chairs’ assigned spots. At the end of a meeting, a simple hand clap would send the chairs back to their desired locations, courtesy of rollers capable of 360-degree turns. So far, there is no word on what would happen to the chairs’ occupants during a mid-meeting round of applause.


Is Nissan taking autonomous tech too far? How do you think self-parking technology could be utilized in a manufacturing setting?

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