AI Case Study

BevMo automates store inventory and stocking management using autonomous robots

BevMo uses NAVii, an autonomous retail robot to scan the store every day and collect high-definition images of products, prices, and location. By applying visual recognition and machine learning technologies NAVii determines out-of-stock products, price discrepancies, and misplaced items or labels and notifies employees. It thus enables automated inventory management. The robot can also be used to find product location in the store.

Industry

Consumer Goods And Services

Retail General

Project Overview

"BevMo uses NAVii, an autonomous retail robot developed by Fellow Robots to scan the store every day to collect high-definition images of products, prices, and location. By applying visual recognition and machine learning technologies NAVii determines out-of-stock products, price discrepancies, and misplaced items and notifies employees. The data capture camera scans shelves from the floor to 2.4 meters high, sends relevant information, such product details, aisle and shelf number and the number of missing items, to a store associate who then replenishes the stock. It also augments customer service by displaying information about products and their location, as well as details about the store’s loyalty program. "

Reported Results

Pilot; results not yet available

Technology

Function

Marketing

Merchandising

Background

BevMo! sells alcoholic beverages primarily in the US. They were looking to automate store inventory management

Benefits

Data

The robot captures HD images and analyzes products in the store and use the data to manage inventory.