SpartanNash is expanding its use of Simbe Robotics systems to generate actionable, real-time inventory insights.
Retail robots can collect data in near real time and are gradually scaling in deployment, writes consultant Georges Mirza.
The patent clearly outlines the new functionality helps Simbe on its path to commercializing fresh food tracking and management.
Hy-Vee is deploying Tally inventory scanning robots in stores in the mid-west.
In Episode 23 of The Robot Report Podcast, our editors discuss robotics in retail with the CEO of Simbe Robotics, autonomous vehicles in shipping yards with Outrider’s CEO, and some of the latest applications of the Spot quadruped.
Simbe Robotics said its Tally 3.0 autonomous mobile inventory robot includes updated sensors for greater autonomy, as well as cloud/edge data processing for retail intelligence.
With demands for hygiene and workforce efficiency at an all-time high, grocery stores are turning to robots like these to better track inventory and serve customers.
Simbe Robotics has raised Series A funding and made a deal with SoftBank Robotics for the manufacture of more Tally retail inventory robots.
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.
Simbe Robotics announced this week integration of RFID and machine learning into its Tally shelf-scanning mobile robots. Tally now captures more than 700 RFID product tags per second with higher than 99% accuracy, according to the company. So Tally can now determine inventory levels for products that use RFID or that don’t sit on a standard…
Simbe Robotics, the creator of the Tally shelf-scanning robot, has partnered with Softbank Robotics America to expand deployments of Tally. Softbank will initially help expand Tally in Europe, Japan and North America. If all goes well, it will then help Simbe Robotics commercialize Tally more broadly. Retailers are starting to embrace in-store technology to try to…