Here's why a robot is blocking parking spots at Orlando malls

App MyPark allows shoppers to reserve space

ORLANDO, Fla. – There's no need to fight over a parking spot on Black Friday. There's an app -- and robot -- for that.

The Miami startup MyPark has created parking space blockers that are used across Florida, including at several malls in Orlando. 

By using the MyPark app, users can receive a code to lower the blocker and enter the parking space. The service costs about $3 to reserve a spot for two hours.

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