Giant Eagle to Introduce Shelf-Scanning Robots

Giant Eagle is joining what appears to be a growing national trend: incorporating robots into the daily routine of its grocery stores.

Going by the name Tally, the black, white and blue robot will roll up and down aisles alongside customers, counting inventory, detecting products that are running low or are out-of-stock, identifying misplaced and incorrectly facing items and validating price tags.

Tally will not replace any jobs at the supermarket, Giant Eagle spokeswoman Jannah Jablonowski told the Tribune-Review. Rather, the robot will work to aid workers, taking time-consuming tasks and giving workers more time to work with customers.

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