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Tuesday 19 April 2016

Auto-storecheck: Supermarket robot creates product maps as it takes stock

Pic: 4D Retail Technology Corp via Gismag        

A great article in Gizmag tells of the development of the stock-taking, store-mapping 4D Space Genius robot by Toronto's 4D Retail Technology Corp.

In less than an hour, the self-guiding Segway-based Space Genius can reportedly move along every aisle of a 40,000 sq. ft. supermarket or other large store, scanning all of the products and barcodes on display in HD and 3D. In the process, it produces a 3D map of the store, showing SKUs, OOS, pricing & placement anomalies.

(The Gizmag article gives more detail, including links to a Tally Robot).

Apart from the obvious advantages for mults and consumer-shoppers, NAMs - via an app - can conduct indepth storechecks 'from the comfort of their own homes'..., but we all know that nothing beats mingling with the aisle-travellers, live...

Meanwhile, spare a thought for what the Space Genius could do for instore compliance...