Top precision with a reading accuracy of 99% 

TORY recognizes and captures 99% of all RFID tagged articles as it drives 10 times faster that of a manual inventory count. TORY navigates completely autonomously and safely, even in dynamic environments. On top of its function as an inventory robot, TORY can be used as shopping assistant.

Reliable quality made in Germany

TORY is equipped with a navigation software specifically developed by MetraLabs and proven in practice. German technical inspection association TÜV Thüringen has recently certified the safety functions according to EG guidelines. Since 2015, TORY has been in operation in several stores at the fashion company Adler GmbH. TORY is the world’s first RFID inventory robot in continuous live operation in retail. MetraLabs develops and manufactures their robots in the company to the highest quality guidelines.

  • Top precision with a reading accuracy of 99%
  • Increased revenue due to higher availability of goods
  • Low operational costs
  • Process optimization
  • ROI < 1 year
Technical details
  • Dimensions: 150 cm x 50 cm x 50 cm (H x L x W)
  • Maximum speed: 1,0 m/s
  • Run-time: 18 h
  • Charging time: 4 h
  • High performing, integrated RFID antenna system
  • Autonomous navigation and 3D obstacle avoidance
  • Safety shutdown board

Customer references


EU technical release certificate

TÜV Thüringen 2017

The safety functions of MetraLabs robots have been tested and certified by TÜV Thüringen according to Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC, Appendix IV, No. 21.

RFID Journal LIVE! 2016

TORY is one of the 10 finalists in the category of “Best New Product” of RFID Journal LIVE! 2016, the biggest event for RFID technology in the world.

Research Award of Thuringia

Thuringia 2009

MetraLabs developed TORY together with the Technical University Ilmenau and received the Research Award of Thuringia 2009. TORY is the world’s first applicable, interactive, mobile service robot.

TORY in operation

Inventory RFID Robot TORY in a clothing store
Inventur-Roboter TORY im Adler Modehaus
Inventur Roboter TORY erfasst Bücher in Bibliothek
RFID Inventur-Roboter auf dem ANWR Zukunftsforum
Inventory-robot TORY drives through the shoe shop
Inventur Roboter TORY erfasst Bücher in Bibliothek

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