Autonomous Pods

A Plug and Play store format that offers what consumers need 24/7.

How it works

The best experience for shoppers

1. Enter without barriers

Shoppers enter as normally do and use their app or card at the entry or exit point.

2. Shop as usual

Our system automatically adds items to shoppers’ virtual baskets when picked.

3. Head out

No time wasted queuing. Receipts are displayed in the app.

Autonomous Pods


Plug & Play

Autonomous Pods are  well designed, ready-to-deploy, “stores in a box”, with which retailers can easily and rapidly open new stores in various locations, while securing brand identity and flexibility on store layout and assortment.

Low Capex, Low Opex

The Pod allows our clients to open a network of stores without requiring a hefty upfront investment, while a 100% autonomous operation allows for low operational costs and a very attractive return on investment.

Network Friendly Operation

While a 100% autonomous Pod eliminates in-store operational complexities, real time visibility over shelf inventory and planogram compliance allows for a proactive, centralized and extremely efficient store network management.

A Solid Business Case

With a baseline ROI that enables a payback period of 18 months, our Autonomous Pods are designed to unlock additional revenue streams beyond retail sales, such as from advertisement to smart lockers.



Autonomous Pod in no time


We send the Autonomous Pod to any location. Ready to be unloaded and rapidly deployed.

Calibrate and Onboard

In few days we calibrate our hardware and store system, while onboarding all products in the system.

Ready to Roll

System's high flexibility, availability and robustness allows for stores to run 24/7.

Get started today

Isn’t this the kind of shopping your customers dream of?



Hearing is believing

“Since we met Sensei we've been extremely excited to rethink our shopping experience together, in what we are sure to be a long and fruitful partnership.”

Frederico Santos
Head of Digital and Innovation, Sonae MC



Hearing is believing

“It is very clear for Galp’s Board that the transformation of our business is a must. Launching our Smart Store with Sensei is something Galp needed to do.”

Teresa Abecassis
COO & Executive Board Member, Galp