There is a robot on aisle 4.
Tall and skinny, with round blinking eyes designed to make it seem friendly, Tally is a new kind of retail worker. It is an inventory-tracking robot, able to tell when a store shelf is running low on tomato soup, or if a rogue can of tuna has ended up in the wrong spot.
Tally is the first product from Simbe Robotics, a small startup making robots for the retail industry. Its goal is to create robots that will tackle "dull, dirty, mundane tasks 10 times better than their human counterparts," according to CEO and co-founder Brad Bogolea.
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