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Target Pilots Use of Robots to Keep Tabs on In-Store Inventory

Target is testing robots that track inventory on its store shelves, including shampoo and laundry detergent.

Target Pilots Use of Robots to Keep Tabs on In-Store Inventory

The retail giant is conducting a one-week trial at one of its department stores in downtown San Francisco, according to a source familiar with the matter and confirmed by three store clerks.

Simbe Robotics, a Silicon Valley start-up, built the robot called Tally that it says can roll autonomously around the store while scanning products to determine if they have been misplaced, mispriced, or are low in stock.

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The retail giant is conducting a one-week trial at one of its department stores in downtown San Francisco, according to a source familiar with the matter and confirmed by three store clerks.

Simbe Robotics, a Silicon Valley start-up, built the robot called Tally that it says can roll autonomously around the store while scanning products to determine if they have been misplaced, mispriced, or are low in stock.

Read Full Article

Target Pilots Use of Robots to Keep Tabs on In-Store Inventory