Bossa Nova is the leading data service provider for the global retail industry. Its technology automates the collection and analysis of on-shelf inventory data, helping retailers improve product availability, streamline operations, and create a better shopping experience.
Bossa Nova’s fully autonomous robots are designed to navigate the store environment during peak shopping hours, collecting a wealth of data that’s turned into actionable information for store associates to restock, remerchandise, and reprioritize products and product facings.
Bossa Nova was formed in 2005 as a spinoff of Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute. Its multidisciplinary team of robotics, artificial intelligence, and big data scientists worked extensively with some of the world’s biggest retailers to enable them to redesign retail operations and reimagine the way people shop.
Our data enables retailers to detect and identify out-of-stocks, product facings, misplaced items, product labels, barcodes and prices, and more. With our AI algorithms, we detect and recognize everything on the shelf, from the structure of the fixture, to individual product facings and price labels.
We deliver the store-specific data points retailers need to prioritize which shelves to restock, correct price discrepancies, and improve planogram execution. The wealth of accurate, real-time data allows retailers to target and restock the highest value zones to achieve the highest possible ROI.