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24 research reports that dissect the robotics industry

May 5, 2017

After reading the press releases for this batch of 24 research reports, although they vary widely in their forecasts, they almost all agree that most segments of the robotics industry are expected to grow at a double-digit pace at least through 2022.

Service, mobile & aerial robots

Global and China Camera Drones Market
March 2017, 110 pages, S&P Consulting, $2,700
Provides a description of the value chain and its distributor analysis for this troubled DJI-dominated segment of the drones industry.

Drone Identification System Market
April 2017, Markets and Markets, $5,650
The drone identification market is estimated to grow from $801.8 Million in 2016 to $16 billion by 2022, at a CAGR 64.64% during the forecast period.

Automated Guided Vehicle Market
April 2017, Markets and Markets, $5,650
The automated guided vehicle market is expected to reach $2.68 billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 9.34% between 2017 and 2022. The growth of this market is propelled by advancements in automation, emphasis on workplace safety, and the growing need to cut down operational cost and increase productivity.

Global smart robots market
January 2017, 84 pages, TechNavio, $2,500
Forecasts the global smart robots market to grow at a CAGR of 20.65% during the period 2016-2020.

Electric UAV Drones
February 2017, 160 pages, IDTechEx, $4,995
Unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) will be a business of over $6 by 2027. IDTechEx forecasts the next advances in hardware and software revolve around autonomy and energy independence while swarming theory will transform security and other applications.

Innovations in UAVs
February 2017, Frost & Sullivan, $6,950
Recent innovations in UAVs include digital IDs, their use by utility companies, their use underwater, payloads of thermal and other sensors.

Service robots & drones
October 2016, 302 pages, IHS Markit, $14,000
The global service robotics market will increase from $3.7 billion in 2015 to around $15 billion in 2020 at a CAGR of greater than 20%.

Service Robotics Market by air, land and sea
January 2017, Markets and Markets, $5,650
The service robotics market is estimated to reach $23.90 billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 15.18% between 2016 and 2022.

Service robotics market in China
November 2016, 20 pages, China Research & Intelligence, $2,000
Chinese government issued a series of supporting policies for the development of the service robot industry. In May 2015, the State Council issued specific plan of Made in China 2025, in which service robots play a significant role.

World cleaning robot market
January 2017, Allied Analytics, $4,740
the cleaning robot market is expected to reach $2.50 billion by 2020, at a CAGR of 15.3%.

Global cleaning robot market
April 2017, Persistence Market Research, $4,900
The emergence of futuristic robotics is supporting the innovation of low cost, smaller size and technologically advanced cleaning robots. However, the low battery life and durability issues are some of the factors hindering the growth of cleaning robotics market.

Healthcare robotics

Global CyberKnife Market
January 2017, 116 pages, ReportsnReports, $2,800
A market analysis of the commercially available Accuray cyberknife and very few others.

Healthcare assistive robot market
January 2017, 200 pages, Global Market Insights, $4,500
Market size was over $200 million in 2015, with 18.9% CAGR estimated from 2016 to 2024.

Ancillary & components

Position sensor market
April 2017, Markets and Markets, $5,650
The position sensor market is expected to reach $5.98 billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 6.27% between 2017 and 2022.

Sensors for Robotics: technologies, markets and forecasts to 2027
December 2017, IDTechEx, $4,995
The market for robotic sensing will reach over $16.1 billion by 2027.

Defense & space robots

Global defense robotics market
January 2017, Persistence Market Research, $4,900
Border patrol needs are creating an increasing demand for UAVs and UGVs in countries such as Israel, South Korea, China and United States.

Aerospace Robotics
January 2017, Markets and Markets, $5,650
The aerospace robotics market is projected to grow from $1.81 billion in 2016 to $4.54 billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 16.55% during the forecast period.

Aerospace and Defense Tech with UAVs
February 2017, Frost & Sullivan, $6,950
Describes unmanned supply aircraft to supply troops under fire, VTOL UAVs, and drone-capturing UAVs. Report includes a section on sensors: “The need for low power, smaller, lighter sensors with enhanced performance attributes and minimal false alarms is driving innovations in the sensors space.”

Agricultural robots

Agricultural robots and drones technologies market
March 2017, 163 pages, Research and Markets, $5,760
A complex ten-year segmented market forecasts for 14 categories including static milking robotics, mobile dairy farm robots, autosteer tractors, autonomous tractors, unmanned spraying drones, autonomous data mapping drones, robotic implements for de-weeding, autonomous de-weeding mobile robots, robotic fresh fruit harvesting, robotic strawberry harvesting, manned and unmanned robotic lettuce/vegetable thinning/harvesting which is forecast to reach $10 billion as early as 2022.

Agricultural robots and drones
March 2017, IDTechEx, $4,995
Forecasts robotics in dairy farms will reach $8 billion by 2023; more than 660,000 tractors will come equipped with autosteer by 2027; drone-provided analytics will reach over $480 million by 2027; slower progress in harvesting and agrochemicals.

Industrial, warehousing & collaborative robots

Collaborative Robot Market
January 2017, 147 pages, Transparency Market Research, $5,795
The report states that the global collaborative robot market is expected to be worth $95 billion by the end of 2024 as compared to $10.3 billion in 2015 and expand at a CAGR of 30.0%.

Warehousing and logistics robots
February 2017, 104 pages, Tractica, $4,200
Sales of warehousing and logistics robots reached $1.9 billion in 2016 and Tractica expects that the market will continue to grow rapidly reaching a market value of $22.4 billion by the end of 2021.

Global industrial robot market 
December 2016, 104 pages, Marketsize Forecasters, $2,800
The report discusses the competitive landscape of the industrial robot market, particularly with mergers, acquisitions, new product launches and expansions.

Global industrial robotics services
January 2017, 66 pages, Infiniti Research, $3,500
Forecasts the global industrial robotics services market to grow at a CAGR of 10.16% during the period 2017-2021.

Robotics Industry Reports from the International Federation of Robotics

The fact-based backbone for many of these research reports is the International Federation of Robotics‘ (IFR) annual World Robotics Industrial Robots and World Robotics Service Robots reports. These two books represent the official tabulation and analysis from all the robot associations around the world.

The two 2016 reports cover 2015 activity and can be purchased for around $2,200.

The 2017 reports covering 2016 activity will be published and available for purchase around September 30, 2017.

Frank Tobe is the owner and publisher of The Robot Report, and is also a panel member for Robohub's Robotics by Invitation series... read more


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