Robot valet to park cars at German airport

Last updated 09:19 26/06/2014

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Plane to catch and don't feel like hunting for parking?

Travellers at Dusseldorf airport in Germany can soon leave the job to a robot valet.

An airport spokesman says the robot, nicknamed Ray, starts work on Tuesday and can be booked using a smartphone app.

Thomas Koetter says all travellers need to do is leave their car in a designated area and confirm it's empty and ready to go.

Then Ray or one of its cybernetic colleagues will take the car to one of 249 parking spaces reserved for robots.

Koetter says the forklift-like machine can carry any standard car weighing up to 3 metric tonnes fully insured.

He says the service costing about US$39 (NZ$44.6) a day targets busy business travellers but is open to anyone.

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