SkuBot, powered by HP, to introduce 3D scanning to identify maintenance repair parts in seconds with 98 percent accuracy

SkuBot will debut two new 3D scanning and product recognition systems for wholesalers, retailers, DIYers and tradesmen that use its computer vision platform and product ID system to recognize hard to identify parts in seconds from hundreds of manufacturers. SkuBot’s parts identification system, powered by HP, identifies maintenance repair parts by their unique physical shape with 98 percent accuracy.

The first generation of SkuBot is currently available at 11 Ferguson locations and will be coming to additional wholesalers and retailers soon.

SkuBot’s patent pending system scans an item, creates a digital model and compares it to their virtual library in the cloud containing thousands of 3D models of maintenance repair parts. Once SkuBot recognizes and locates the item it is displayed on the terminal and advises if the product is available in store or needs to be shipped.

Most wholesalers and retailers do not have the resources to identify or source anything other than high frequency items. SkuBot’s user interface is easy to use, intuitive and helps both store associates and consumers find obscure parts easily. SkuBot eliminates searching through catalogs and traveling to numerous locations in search of the right part.