Watch: Target is testing out robotic employees


Target could be getting some new employees, and not the human kind.

Store representatives tell BringMeTheNews that they're testing out robots. There's currently one at work in San Francisco.

Fortune says the robots track shelf inventory, and they're getting a one-week trial run in the California city.

The hard-working gadget was created by Simbe Robotics. And it even has a name – Tally.

Tally is able to find empty spots on shelves and discover items that are in the wrong places, Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal says.

According to PCMag, Tally runs eight to 12 hours on a single charge, and can work alongside shoppers and other workers. It even checks up to 20,000 individual stock keeping units with more than 96 percent accuracy.

A Target worker told Fortune that the robotic co-worker seemed a little slow, though.

Details as to whether other stores will be getting a Tally or two have not been released.

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