St. Louis-based grocery retailer Schnuck Markets has been using an autonomous inventory management robot named Tally since it first piloted the technology in 2017. Now the company has expanded the use of the robot to 46 additional stores—bringing the current number of Tally-equipped locations to 62.
Tally, produced by Simbe Robotics, can navigate an entire store as many as three times a day, scanning roughly 35,000 products each trip through. And thanks to its sensors—almost 40 of them—it has 360-degree situational awareness and can avoid obstacles in its path. No collisions with shoppers, staff, or a teetering pyramid of Froot Loops.