Robots in the Aisles
Heading into the new decade, industry experts and thought leaders David Hasler and Gordon Wade have issued a new Whitepaper. The report, titled “Robots in the Aisle” examines the growing use of robots in retail environments. Their report concludes that margin pressure has made robotics a necessity, but significant opportunities also exist in improving the retail experience for shoppers.
Hasler and Wade specifically examine the work of Badger Technologies and the company’s two functional models – detecting slips and falls and reporting OOS and pricing errors – that are already delivering significant ROI for retailers today.
In additional to detailing models, the report also exams the early performance of Badger’s industry leading 500+ fleet of robots and return on investment estimations for retailers. To date, the current fleet has shown:
An uptime exceeding 99%
500 robots that have traveled a quarter of a million miles in-store
An ability to run 7 days a week, 12 hours a day
100% meeting of customers’ specified KPI’s
5x accuracy improvement over accurate humans
Additionally, ROI models suggest a potential $50,000 of labor cost savings annually per store and a partial recuperation of the estimated $1 million a year in lost annual per store sales due to OOS failures.
Robots are no longer just a growing presence on factory floors and warehouses. They are now being seen, more-and-more in Supermarket aisles across the world.