Simbe Robotics, San Francisco, debuted Tally, what is said to be the world’s first robotic autonomous shelf auditing and analytics solution for the retail industry.

The solution consists of one or more mobile robots that can autonomously traverse large brick and mortar retail environments to capture, report and analyze the state and availability of merchandise and help ensure compliance with the store's planogram (the ideal placement of products on shelves). Tally performs the repetitive and laborious tasks of auditing shelves for out-of-stock items, low stock items, misplaced items and pricing errors. Tally also operates safely during normal store hours alongside shoppers and employees.

Tally provides retailers with unparalleled visibility and insight into the state of store merchandise. Additional features include:

·         High-accuracy inventory count of front-facing items.

·         Out-of-stock and low stock detection.

·         Identification of misplaced items.

·         Identification of incorrectly facing or oriented items.

·         Product price tag validation.

·         Third-party supplier compliance and vendor management.


Tally is equipped with a charging dock, and includes a suite of sensors that capture data and securely sends to the cloud for processing and analysis. The data is then exposed through both an API and front-end application alongside specific recommendations to improve store performance.

Simbe Robotics Inc.