Bossa Nova Robotics, the Mountain View, Calif.-based developer of inventory control robots for retailers, recently shut down its European business unit. Headquartered in Sheffield, U.K., Bossa Nova Robotics Europe had its funding cut off from the parent company. Bossa Nova Robotics Europe is in the Administration phase, the U.K.’s equivalent to Chapter 11. In November…
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Walmart has ended its five-year contract for inventory robots from Bossa Nova Robotics, reports The Wall Street Journal. This is a setback for robots in retail, as demand shifts and technologists seek to automate various tasks.
InOrbit has raised seed funding as it expands its robotics operations offerings for companies looking to scale their robot fleets.
Bossa Nova Robotics’ CTO explains the company’s expansion of its deployment at Walmart stores, as well as its partnership with NCR and its plans to focus on front-of-store operations.
Bossa Nova Robotics has designed the Bossa Nova 2020 inventory robot to take up less aisle space and see better into shelves to help brick-and-mortar retailers know where their stock is and understand shopper behavior.
Simbe Robotics, which already supplies a dozen retailers worldwide, recently began a pilot with U.S. grocer Giant Eagle. The Tally autonomous mobile robot is designed to gather inventory data, helping to make store teams more efficient.