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This Robot Counts Store Inventory and Could Fill a Void Amid COVID-19 Crisis

This Robot Counts Store Inventory and Could Fill a Void Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Bossa Nova, a robotics start-up and a leading provider of real-time, on-shelf product data for the global retail industry has developed the Bossa Nova robot that can precisely count store inventory. Given the shortage of staff during the Coronavirus pandemic, the incorporation of a Bossa Nova robot could significantly help retailers.

The self-scanning Bossa Nova robot, which has been used by Walmart since 2017, navigates autonomously. Bossa Nova’s robots are currently deployed in 50 stores across the U.S. The Bossa Nova robot seamlessly moves up and down store aisles, checking for pricing issues, out-of-stocks, and shelf irregularities.



Using AI for on-shelf inventory analysis has been a proven model. According to its website, “the world’s largest retailer uses Bossa Nova to provide insights three times faster with double the accuracy of their manual processes.”

It collects and stores a wealth of data, thus improving product availability as well as streamlining operations, and creating a better shopping experience.

Bossa Nova is a spin-off from Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute. It acquired the artificial intelligence company, HawXeye.

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