A robot has arrived to replace one of the most mundane tasks of retail associates: inventory checking. From Simbe Robotics, Tally promises to audit shelves cheaper, more frequently, and significantly faster than existing processes with near-perfect accuracy.
Standing 38 inches tall — although adjustable to a retailer’s shelf height requirements — Tally autonomously roams the store auditing shelves for out-of-stock items, low stock items, misplaced items and pricing errors. With a suite of sensors, Tally operates safely during normal store hours alongside shoppers and employees.
The robot takes high-resolution images of product labels at each shelf and then returns to its charging dock. Matching its findings against a store’s planogram, the data captured is sent securely to the cloud for processing and real-time analysis.
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