30 Sep '16, 10am

[Mothership] Here’s an autonomous chair that will do the queueing for you https://t.co/S4s99XSVGf

From self-driving taxis to autonomous chairs. Nissan’s latest invention, self-driving chairs designed for use in restaurants, literally does the queueing for customers. For Singaporeans who love eating but loathe queueing, this is a godsend. How? The chairs are equipped with cameras that senses the chair in front, following it to the front of the line. When the person in front gets up to enter the restaurant, the empty seat automatically moves to the back of the line to welcome a new customer. Hard to imagine? It’s almost like a sushi conveyor belt: There are other novel applications: Designed to eliminate the dullness and tedium of standing in line, the offer to sit in line “appeals to anyone who has queued for hours outside a crowded restaurant,” Nissan said. Named the ProPILOT chair, the technology used is similar the one in the Nissan Serena , a semi autonomous driving...

Full article: http://mothership.sg/2016/09/heres-an-autonomous-chair-th...

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