Simbe Robotics

Simbe Robotics

Headquarters: San Francisco, CA, USAPublic: NOWebsite:http://www.simberobotics.com/

Products:

Applications:

  • In store inventory

Background

Tally performs the repetitive and laborious tasks of auditing shelves for out-of-stock items, low stock items, misplaced items, and pricing errors. Tally operates safely during normal store hours alongside shoppers and employees.

The solution consists of one or more mobile robots that can autonomously traverse large brick and mortar retail environments to capture, report, and analyze the state and availability of merchandise and help ensure compliance with the store’s planogram – the ideal placement of products on shelves in order to maximize sales. Tally performs the repetitive and laborious tasks of auditing shelves for out-of-stock items, low stock items, misplaced items, and pricing errors. Tally operates safely during normal store hours alongside shoppers and employees.

Tally has the ability to audit shelves cheaper, more frequently, and significantly faster than existing processes, and with near-perfect accuracy. Tally also requires no infrastructure changes to the store. Combined with Tally’s cloud-powered software platform and API, retailers have unprecedented information and insight into the state of their stores. This information can be used to streamline store performance, maximize customer satisfaction, increase sales, and reduce operational expenditures.

Tally is equipped with a charging dock that it can autonomously navigate back to between scans allowing for continuous operation. 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.

Additionally, Tally can be integrated into the retailers’ existing IT systems. Tally is built upon the open source Robot Operating System(ROS).

Tally stands 38 inches tall, and has an adjustable and modular mast of sensors for capturing shelf data. The overall height is variable, depending on the retailer’s shelf height requirements. Tally weighs approximately 30 lbs. and can be easily moved to an optimal docking location within a retail store’s floor plan.

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Written by

Mike Oitzman

Mike Oitzman is Senior Editor of WTWH's Robotics Group, cohost of The Robot Report Podcast, and founder of the Mobile Robot Guide. Oitzman is a robotics industry veteran with 25-plus years of experience at various high-tech companies in the roles of marketing, sales and product management. He can be reached at moitzman@wtwhmedia.com.