'Simbe Robotics' designed a robot named Tally that helps grocery stores monitor their stock. Not only can the device make sure that grocers know when they are running low on certain items, but it can also suggest ways to improve store performance.
Described by Simbe Robotics as "the world's first fully autonomous shelf, auditing and analytics solution," Tally helps grocery stores monitor their stock by checking prices, looking for shelves that are low on stock and identifying when an item has been completely sold out. The robot is able to carry out these functions through the use of different sensors that capture information about store merchandise. The data collected by Tally is then processed by an API and front-end application that delivers information about how stores can improve their performance.
The robot ultimately helps grocers spend more time improving customer service and less time tracking their stock.