Brain Corp and Tennant Launch ‘Inventory Scan’ First-of-its-kind Robotic Solution for Automated In-store Analytics

January 7, 2022
    • The new Inventory Scan tower accessory able to be retroactively fitted to BrainOS-powered autonomous floor scrubbers to capture and report key inventory data
    • Inventory Scan technology to be debuted at NRF 2022 Retail’s Big Show, January 16-18, 2022 at the Javits Center in New York City at Brain Corp booth

    Brain Corp, an artificial intelligence (AI) company creating transformative core technology in robotics, in partnership with Tennant Company, today announced the launch of Inventory Scan, a powerful new data capture accessory that can be fitted to autonomous floor scrubbers to autonomously scan and report key detail on in-store inventory.

    “By adding Inventory Scan to new or existing robotic scrubber fleets, retailers are immediately able to access critical in-store inventory data in near real-time. Knowing where an item is, if it’s in-stock, if it’s in the correct location, if the price is accurate, and more allows managers to operate stores with a new level of efficiency while providing optimal shopping experiences for their customers,” said Dave Ross, Vice President of Business Development at Brain Corp.

    Utilizing a first-of-its-kind, multi-purpose design, the powerful new scanning accessory is fitted to Tennant’s line of autonomous floor scrubbers powered by Brain Corp’s BrainOS operating system.

    Once installed, the new, cloud-connected Inventory Scan tower is able to capture data as it moves autonomously around the store. Reports are then delivered to the store managers that provide numerous insights including: verification of pricing accuracy, planogram compliance, product stock levels and product localization. Each function negates the need for time consuming and potentially inaccurate manual processes, which often lead to lost revenue opportunities, waste caused by overordering and not enough attention given to shoppers.

    “This new product marks the beginning of realizing the next phase in our company's vision,” said Dr. Eugene Izhikevich, CEO of Brain Corp. “We are actively taking BrainOS-powered robots from primarily task-oriented machines to in-store data acquisition platforms. This delivers critical insights and adds significant ROI for retailers.”

    Inventory Scan technology to be debuted at NRF 2022 Retail’s Big Show

    Inventory Scan will be featured in Brain Corp’s Booth #6037 at NRF , January 16-18, 2022 at the Javits Center in New York City. Also at the show, Southeastern Grocers’ President & CEO, Anthony Hucker, and Tennant’s Sr. Manager of Strategic Accounts & Robotics Business Development, Chris Volan, will join Brain Corp’s VP of Product and Marketing, Josh Baylin, on stage to discuss the Southeastern Grocers’ robotic automation journey during a Big Ideas Keynote.

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