Brain Corp and Dane Technologies Expand Partnership to Bring Robotic Inventory Scanning to Retailers

Brain Corp's next-generation platform joins Dane's experience in manufacturing automated systems.

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Brain Corp and Dane Technologies are jointly offering robotic inventory systems.
Brain Corp said its next-generation autonomy platform for mobile robots will work with Dane Technologies' retail experience for more efficient operations.

Brain Corp. and Dane Technologies today said they have expanded their partnership to develop inventory-scanning systems for retailers built on Brain Corp's robotics platform. The companies said they will combine Brain Corp's expertise in artificial intelligence and autonomous systems and Dane's experience in manufacturing and deploying retail technologies.

“We're excited to be working closely with Brain Corp to deliver a new generation of autonomous inventory-scanning retail solutions,” said Dan Johnson, CEO of Dane Technologies, in a release. “The next-generation platform is the perfect complement to our manufacturing and deployment capabilities, and we're very confident that our combined expertise will deliver meaningful expense reduction and exceptional ROI [return on investment] to retailers worldwide.”

Founded in 1996, Dane Technologies said it helps retailers address the safety and productivity challenges of manual shopping cart retrieval and management. The Maple Grove, Minn.-based company said that it works with clients and that it has grown from a single product to become one of the most trusted names in “ergologistic solutions,” power-assisted systems serving retail, industrial, distribution, transportation, and healthcare clients around the world.

Brain Corp upgrades platform

Brain Corp claimed that its AI software powers more than 30,000 autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) operating in commercial public spaces, representing the largest fleet of its kind in the world. The San Diego-based company said global OEM partners use its BrainOS cloud-connected platform to create scalable, self-driving robots to clean floors and sense environmental data, automating previously manual workflows.

Brain Corp added that Fortune 500 brands across industries benefit from the growing portfolio of BrainOS-powered robots and its privacy, safety, and efficiency tools that make managing and scaling automation easier. It said its next-generation platform has a new, modular architecture.

The company explained that the new platform is desiged to support faster and easier development of products for capabilities and applications across commercial sectors. Brain Corp's listed the following features:

Dane works to increase retail productivity

Dane Technologies and Brain Corp said their expanded collaboration will focus on developing advanced systems for intelligent inventory management and other applications to increase retail productivity, efficiency, and visibility.

“We're thrilled to further our partnership with Dane Technologies and bring the next generation of inventory scanning retail solutions to market,” said John Black, senior vice president of strategy at Brain Corp.

“Retail is a rapidly evolving business with large opportunities, and this collaboration is focused squarely on delivering robotic solutions able to consistently make retailer's lives easier, elevate their customer's experiences and ensure their stores run even more efficiently,” he said.

Dane Technologies shows one of its cart movers in use at a grocery store chain.

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Brain Corp and Dane Technologies are jointly offering robotic inventory systems.

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