When bots count products at dm or rewe at night

When bots count products at dm or rewe at night
Jonas Rilling

The startup Ubica Robotics uses robots to record branch structure and the exact location of products and inventory.

(Photo: Ubica Robotics)

Düsseldorf In the evening in the pharmacy, the last purchases are made, and calm in the store. But as soon as the doors are closed, a robot suddenly rolls through the hallways. Chunky at the bottom, with a long neck for clearing shelves, that’s what a standalone helper looks like.

Every night records the branch structure and exact location of products and inventory. By intelligently using this data, Ubica Robotics, the startup behind the robot, promises retailers a significant increase in efficiency and productivity in their business operations.

The average German supermarket range includes 12,000 items, and there are more than 20,000 items in the pharmacy. Tracking this is a challenge that comes at a high cost. Store logistics accounts for a significant portion of the total retail logistics chain costs. In order to counteract the increasing dominance of online stores, innovative brick-and-mortar retail concepts are needed.

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