Autonomous Solteq Retail Robot for Detecting and Counting Objects In Stores [by Solteq]

Abstract/Technology Overview

Solteq Retail Robot brings machine vision and deep learning to the store environment. We help retail companies to make their day-to-day ordering routines more efficient.

The Retail Robot moves autonomously inside a store and gathers data. It scans the products and the price tags from the shelves and extracts useful information. Incorrect tags and empty shelves will be detected. With all the data customers can build a 3D map of each store with exact product locations.


Solteq as a company

Our mission is to simplify the digital world to make a better tomorrow. We are an insightful and dedicated team of experts. We are passionate and humble listeners, driven by the desire for the best customer understanding. We make customer success stories with remarkable experiences and solutions that deliver lasting value.

Solteq is a Nordic industry-independent IT provider and software house that specialises in digital business solutions. We are a partner who knows what it takes to win in digital disruption, regardless of our customer’s industry. Our over 550 experts, who work in five countries, develop and implement solutions for clients mainly in the Nordic countries.

Technology Features, Specifications and Advantages

Solteq Retail Robot combines the features of both Robotics and AI.

The robot has a two-meter high tower equipped with powerful RGB and Depth cameras. We feed the streams of images from the cameras to our algorithms and neural networks in order to gather the required information for the business.

In-store environment the robot detects whether shelves are empty or products missing. It can also extract the price tag information and check if it is correct from the customer's backend system. Our robot base creates a point cloud map from the surroundings. Into that, we connect the store images from the robot’s cameras. With this information, we can produce a 360° 3D environment with the indoor position points. For example, we can create a map from the store and put the locations of the products into that map.

All daily operations are run inside the robot with its GPU powered units. The neural network training happens in the cloud.

The movement of the robot is totally autonomous. It is capable of avoiding hitting into any obstacles and reroutes its path when needed.

Potential Applications

Solteq helps customers to take their business to a new level by bringing Machine Vision available for them.

Solteq Robotics team has started from the retail environment but we are capable of expanding the solutions into different kind of areas.

Our current applications and coworking would benefit the most:

  • Technology Partners in Asian area for our electronics needs
  •  Delivery Partners in Asian area for logistics operations
  • Retailers to utilize our technology.



Customer Benefit

Save both time and money by Saving time and money by reducing tasks which can be done by machine.

Technology Owner

Ville Taka


Embassy of Finland in Singapore

Technology Category
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Robotics & Automation
  • Video/Image Analysis
  • Inventory Management
  • Value-Added Services
Technology Status
  • Available for Licensing
Technology Readiness Level
  • TRL 6

ai, robotics, deep learning, machine vision, machine learning, gpu, tensorflow, retail