The Rise Of Robotics In Retail

October 13
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm ET
Tyler Davis
Woodman's Markets
Tim Rowland
Badger Technologies
Moderator: Chris Walton

Retail robots capable of collecting and correlating real-time shelf data with POS, warehouse management and order management systems are on the rise. Fully autonomous robots can perform storewide shelf scans with 95+% accuracy in hours, while tedious, error-prone manual efforts can take days. This session will outline the capabilities, requirements and possibilities for robotic technology in 2020 and beyond.  

Find out how a robot rollout is managing more than 100,000 items at each location for Woodman’s Markets grocery stores, providing insights into product availability, price verification and product location. By automating the collection and connection of critical inventory data, Woodman’s is seeing significant benefits, including:  

  • The ability to integrate daily updates from the robotics data into the Woodman’s mobile app in order to help shoppers, online order pickers and store associates locate products quicker and more accurately; and  
  • Using critical trending data to better forecast stocking urgency for the most popular items and improve management of supply chain partners.  

The speakers also will address emerging applications for autonomous robots, including automating store cleaning/disinfecting; augmenting security patrols and inspecting floors for hazards/debris.  

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