Simbe’s robot provides inventory data on grocery shelves

Speaking of autonomous grocery services, San Francisco-based Simbe Robotics recently launched a pilot program in three Schnucks supermarkets in which a shelf-scanning robot, Tally, roams the aisles analyzing inventory. The data is compiled into daily reports enabling manufacturers to better understand what’s happening to their products on the retail shelf, including hyper-localized market trends.

No word on whether Tally can report the need for “cleanup on aisle six!” or if Simbe has solved the ketchup equivalent of the Roomba Problem.


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