Unprecedented stock control by merging RFID and vision into StockBot

The retail robot StockBot tracking inventory in a clothes shop

Innovation in stock-control and inventory-tracking: RFID and vision combine in StockBot

They say knowledge is power, and retail industry is no exception to this. Inventory control is at the heart of any business that deals with stocking. Frequently learning what you have and where you have it in a store or a warehouse opens the possibility of optimizing stock management, which has a direct impact in sales.

Robots can be instrumental in handling stock. StockBot has proven to speed up stocktaking and optimize inventory management at the stores where it is deployed and operating. It provides an exhaustive picture of everything that is in store and how it is distributed in a 3D map, which is highly appreciated by retailers. The consequences: fast restocking, misplacements detection and decisions supported by reliable data.

Check out how guide on how to get started with StockBot.


Upgrading StockBot with vision

StockBot with a RFID camera for retail data collection and a woman near the robot

A new technology is now available to be integrated in StockBot. Besides RFID technology and the autonomous robotic navigation, now StockBot can also benefit from having vision cameras. This means that, built upon the robot, there can be RFID antennas, cameras or both systems working together for a maximum stock control unlike anything ever seen.

Profitable applications are possible for retailers when using StockBot, such as planogram checking, strategically improvement of products’ visibility, price checking, well-founded data-driven decisions, or Big Data opportunities.

Autonomous behaviour 24/7

One of StockBot’s biggest advantages is to enable managers and staff to forget about the inventory task, while knowing for sure that accurate data will be delivered every day. The information collected by the robot is integrated to the retailer’s inventory system, enhancing its usefulness when processing such data.

How can StockBot work autonomously? Its sensored advanced navigation plays a big role here. It only requires one first set-up to start working without any supervision nor environment modification needed. Even if the store distribution is changed, the robot will understand it and search for a new path.

Would like to see the robot in action? StockBot will be at EuroCIS trade fair (Hall 10 Stand C09) in Düsseldorf, Germany from February 27th to March 1st!

Discover why Decathlon chose StockBot to perform its inventory tracking and stock taking.

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