Robot Roams The Aisles To Make Sure They Are Fully Stocked
Robots like this one may soon make sure your favorite snack is in store
Technological tools are often associated with convenience. We can use them to make things happen faster or more easily. Take for example, shopping. The experience of buying something is now much more convenient than it was before many of the gadgets we have came into existence.
Described as “the world’s first fully autonomous shelf, auditing and analytics solution,” Tally is a robot that makes it easier for grocery stores to keep track of their stock.
In a video, the robot is shown gracefully gliding through a supermarket. Text surrounding it suggests its activity as if checks for items that have the wrong price, are running low, or have gone completely out of stock. The idea: let the human workers focus more on creating a quality customer service experience instead of spending so much time keeping tabs on a store’s stock.
A press release explains more about how the robot works:
The robot includes a suite of sensors enabling it to operate reliably and safely in retail environments while capturing information on the state of merchandise in the store. The data captured by the robot is sent securely to the cloud for processing and analysis. The data is then exposed through both an API and front-end application alongside specific recommendations to improve store performance to key stakeholders.
The supermarket of the future continues to evolve and this robot could signal a new direction in both sales and customer experience. Now if only we could get the same robot to pick up the groceries for us and meet us at the cash register when it’s done.