Simbe Robotics Announces Robot That Can Travel Up and Down Aisles and Check Inventory

Published by , November 16, 2015 11:10 am

(ComputerWorld.com) — San Francisco, Calif.-based Simbe Robotics has announced its first product, a 30-pound robot called Tally that can move up and down a store’s aisles checking inventory. The robot determines what products need restocking and sends reports to workers who can add more stock. Tally also is set up to work during normal store hours, alongside employees and customers. The robot is equipped with multiple sensors that not only scan shelves for inventory but scan the aisles to make sure the robot isn’t bumping into shelves, displays, or shoppers.

“Tally performs repetitive and laborious tasks of auditing shelves for out-of-stock items, low-stock items, misplaced items, and pricing errors,” the company said in a release. “Tally has the ability to audit shelves cheaper, more frequently, and significantly faster than existing processes; and with near-perfect accuracy.”

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