Consumer and Personal Robotics

The consumer robotics industry is moving along. The prolonged global effects after the recent recession have certainly dampened the near-term potential for the consumer robotics market; however, the market is set to quadruple in revenue between 2012 and 2017. Consumer task robots are still dominated by the familiar robotic vacuum cleaner today, but the variety of task robots will continue to expand. Floor mopping robots will be added alongside floor washing robots, and window washing robots are just starting to hit the market. Leaf and snow cleanup are also possibilities.

In the meantime, the longer term goal of commercialized personal robots, while further out than a 5-year forecast window, is coming closer to reality because of many developments and economies of scale that are being leveraged from the mobile devices market and related components to cloud computing. While complex manipulators will be required to accomplish physical tasks, armless mobile robots will cost less and still provide varied functionality as companies working on these robots work out just what particular applications they want to tackle first.

This Research Report covers the drivers and inhibitors of the market, where consumer robotics fits in among the whole robotics market, and how advances in other markets are affecting the consumer space. It covers major components of the robotics market, and various locomotion options as well. It discusses what the major companies in this space are doing. Forecasts provide shipments, ASPs, and revenue in the consumer robotics space, including segmentation by region, segment, and sub segment. Forecasts also look at shipments, ASPs, and revenue for major components including those from the semiconductor market.

Table of Contents

  • 1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • 2. Robotics Market and ISSUES
    • 2.1. Consumer Robotics Market Overview
      • 2.1.1. Definition of a Robot
      • 2.1.2. Robots in Fiction versus Real Life
      • 2.1.3. Robotics Market Segmentation
    • 2.2. Consumer Robotics Market Segmentation
      • 2.2.1. Task Robots
      • 2.2.2. Security and Surveillance Robots
      • 2.2.3. Telepresence Robots
      • 2.2.4. Entertainment Robots
      • 2.2.5. Educational Robots
      • 2.2.6. Personal Robots
    • 2.3. Consumer Robotics Market Drivers
    • 2.4. Consumer Robotics Market Barriers
    • 2.5. Phases of Evolution for the Overall Robotics Market
    • 2.6. Successful Market Segments
      • 2.6.1. Potential Market Segments
      • 2.6.2. Security/Telepresence
      • 2.6.3. Home Healthcare Robots
    • 2.7. Value for Consumers
      • 2.7.1. Reduction of Effort
      • 2.7.2. Reduction of Time
      • 2.7.3. Reduction of Costs
      • 2.7.4. Increased Peace of Mind
    • 2.8. Value for Suppliers
      • 2.8.1. Value Proposition after Commoditization
      • 2.8.2. Robot Repair and Service
      • 2.8.3. The Use of Highly Commercialized Parts to Lower Costs
      • 2.8.4. The Use of 3D Printers for Repair and Replacement
      • 2.8.5. Subscription and Subsidization
    • 2.9. Potential Game-changing Applications
    • 2.10. Home Healthcare
    • 2.11. Telepresence
    • 2.12. Commercial Development Challenges
    • 2.13. Culture's Role in Acceptance of Robots
      • 2.13.1. Robot Culture in North America and Europe
      • 2.13.2. Robot Culture in Japan and South Korea
    • 2.14. Human-robot Interaction
      • 2.14.1. Sociable Robots
      • 2.14.2. Reasons for Sociable Robots
      • 2.14.3. Challenges with Realistic Humanoid Robots
      • 2.14.4. Future Artificial Intelligence Incorporation into Personal Robots
  • 3. ROBOTICS TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW
    • 3.1. Robotics Achievements and Current Limitations
    • 3.2. Key Robotics Components
      • 3.2.1. Processors
      • 3.2.2. Microcontrollers
      • 3.2.3. Software
      • 3.2.4. Sensors
      • 3.2.5. Cameras
      • 3.2.6. Displays
      • 3.2.7. Actuators and Servos
      • 3.2.8. Manipulators
      • 3.2.9. Power Supplies
      • 3.2.10. Communications Technologies
      • 3.2.11. Mobile Robots
      • 3.2.12. Mobile Platforms, or Locomotion
      • 3.2.13. Wheels
      • 3.2.14. Ball
      • 3.2.15. Legs
      • 3.2.16. Walking
      • 3.2.17. Hopping
      • 3.2.18. Other Mobility Options
      • 3.2.19. Outdoor Land-based Locomotion
      • 3.2.20. Outdoor Locomotion on or in Water
      • 3.2.21. Locomotion by Flying through the Air
    • 3.3. Single-task versus Multi-function Robots
    • 3.4. Operating Systems and Development Tools
      • 3.4.1. Proprietary
      • 3.4.2. Commercial
      • 3.4.3. Open Source
      • 3.4.4. Mobile Device OSs
    • 3.5. Centralized versus Decentralized Architecture
    • 3.6. On-board versus Remote Processing and Cloud Computing
    • 3.7. Navigation
    • 3.8. Robot Manipulation Challenges in Human Environments
      • 3.8.1. Variability
      • 3.8.2. Context and "Non-measurable" Stimuli
  • 4. ADJACENT DEVELOPMENTS TO THE CONSUMER ROBOTICS MARKET
    • 4.1. Consumer Robotics Crossover with Other Robotics Verticals
      • 4.1.1. Consumer Robotics Segment Combinations
      • 4.1.2. Telepresence Robots
      • 4.1.3. Educational Robotics Kits
      • 4.1.4. UAVs
      • 4.1.5. Healthcare Robotics
      • 4.1.6. Industrial Robotics
    • 4.2. Consumer Robotics Crossover with Markets outside the Robotics Space
      • 4.2.1. Mobile Device Platforms and Components
      • 4.2.2. Mobile Device Software and Ecosystem
      • 4.2.3. Other Devices and Software
      • 4.2.4. Cloud-based Services
      • 4.2.5. 3D Printing
      • 4.2.6. Autonomous Consumer Vehicles
  • 5. KEY CONSUMER ROBOTICS COMPANIES
    • 5.1. Bossa Nova Robotics
    • 5.2. Ecovacs
    • 5.3. Grishin Robotics
    • 5.4. Hasbro
    • 5.5. Hoaloha Robotics
    • 5.6. iRobot
    • 5.7. Lego Education
    • 5.8. Neato Robotics
    • 5.9. RoboDynamics
    • 5.10. Samsung Electronics
    • 5.11. Sharp
    • 5.12. TechJect Inc.
    • 5.13. Toyota
    • 5.14. Willow Garage
    • 5.15. WowWee Group Limited
    • 5.16. Telepresence Robot Companies
    • 5.17. Semiconductor Vendors
  • 6. CONSUMER AND PERSONAL ROBOTICS MARKET FORECASTS
    • 6.1. Research Methodology
    • 6.2. Forecasts
    • 6.3. Consumer Robotics Market Forecasts by Region
    • 6.4. Consumer Robotics Major Components Forecasts by Type
    • 6.5. Task Robot Forecasts
      • 6.5.1. Task Robot Component Forecasts
      • 6.5.2. Task Robot Segment Forecasts
    • 6.6. Security and Surveillance/Telepresence Robot Forecasts
      • 6.6.1. Security and Surveillance/Telepresence Component Forecasts
      • 6.6.2. Security and Surveillance/Telepresence Robot Subsegments
    • 6.7. Entertainment Robot Forecasts
      • 6.7.1. Entertainment Robot Component Forecasts
    • 6.8. Educational Robot Forecasts
  • 7. COMPANY DIRECTORY
  • 8. ACRONYMS
  • 9. LINKS TO RELATED RESEARCH

Tables

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  1. Consumer Robot Shipments, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2017
  2. Consumer Robot ASPs, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2017
  3. Consumer Robot Product Revenues by Segment, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2017
  4. Consumer Robot Product Revenues by Region, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2017
  5. Consumer Robot Product Shipments by Segment, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2017
  6. Consumer Robot Product ASPs by Segment, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2017
  7. Consumer Robot Product Revenue by Segment, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2017
  8. Consumer Robot Communication Technology Shipments by Type, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2017
  9. Consumer Robot Product Shipments by Region, World Markets, Forecast, 2010 to 2017
  10. Consumer Robot Product Revenue by Region, World Markets, Forecast, 2010 to 2017
  11. Consumer Robot Major Component Shipments by Type, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2017
  12. Consumer Robot Major Component ASPs by Type, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2017
  13. Consumer Robot Major Component Revenue by Type, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2017
  14. Task Robot Product Shipments by Region, World Markets, Forecast: 2010 to 2017
  15. Task Robot Product ASPs, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2017
  16. Task Robot Product Revenue by Region, World Markets, Forecast: 2010 to 2017
  17. Task Robot Communication Technology Shipments by Type, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2017
  18. Task Robot Component Shipments by Type, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2017
  19. Task Robot Component ASPs by Type, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2017
  20. Task Robot Component Revenue by Type, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2017
  21. Task Robot Product Shipments by Subsegment, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2017
  22. Task Robot Product ASPs by Subsegment, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2017
  23. Task Robot Product Revenue by Subsegment, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2017
  24. Security and Surveillance/Telepresence Robot Product Shipments by Region, World Markets, Forecast: 2010 to 2017
  25. Security and Surveillance/Telepresence Robot Product ASPs, World Markets, Forecast: 2010 to 2017
  26. Security and Surveillance/Telepresence Robot Product Revenue by Region, World Markets, Forecast: 2010 to 2017
  27. Security and Surveillance/Telepresence Robot Communication Technology Shipments by Type, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2017
  28. Security and Surveillance/Telepresence Robot Component Shipments by Type, World Markets, Forecast: 2010 to 2017
  29. Security and Surveillance/Telepresence Robot Component ASPs by Type, World Markets, Forecast: 2010 to 2017
  30. Security and Surveillance/Telepresence Robot Component Revenue by Type, World Markets, Forecast: 2010 to 2017
  31. Security and Surveillance/Telepresence Robot Product Shipments by Subsegment, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2017
  32. Security and Surveillance/Telepresence Robot Product ASPs by Subsegment, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2017
  33. Security and Surveillance/Telepresence Robot Product Revenue by Subsegment, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2017
  34. Entertainment Robot Product Shipments by Region, World Markets, Forecast: 2010 to 2017
  35. Entertainment Robot Product ASPs, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2017
  36. Entertainment Robot Product Revenue by Region, World Markets, Forecast: 2010 to 2017
  37. Entertainment Robot Communication Technology Shipments by Type, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2017
  38. Entertainment Robot Component Shipments by Type, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2017
  39. Entertainment Robot Component ASPs by Type, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2017
  40. Entertainment Robot Component Revenue by Type, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2017
  41. Educational Robot Product Shipments by Region, World Markets, Forecast: 2010 to 2017
  42. Educational Robot Product ASPs, World Markets, Forecast: 2010 to 2017
  43. Educational Robot Product Revenue by Region, World Markets, Forecast: 2010 to 2017
  44. Educational Robot Communication Technology Shipments by Type, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2017
  45. Educational Robot Component Shipments by Type, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2017
  46. Educational Robot Component ASPs by Type, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2017
  47. Educational Robot Component Revenue by Type, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2017

Charts

  1. Consumer Robot Shipments by Segment, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2017
  2. Consumer Robot Product ASPs by Segment, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2017
  3. Consumer Robot Product Revenues by Segment, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2017
  4. Consumer Robot Product Shipments by Region, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2017
  5. Consumer Robot Product Revenues by Region, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2017
  6. Consumer Robot Major Component Shipments by Type, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2017
  7. Consumer Robot Actuator, Sensor, and Microcontroller ASPs by Type, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2017
  8. Consumer Robot Major Component Revenue by Type, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2017
  9. Consumer Robot Shipments by Segment, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2017
  10. Consumer Robot Product ASPs, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2017
  11. Consumer Robot Product Revenue by Segment, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2017
  12. Consumer Robot Product Shipments by Communication Technology, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2017
  13. Consumer Robot Product Shipments by Region, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2017
  14. Consumer Robot Product Revenue by Region, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2017
  15. Consumer Robot Product Shipments by Segment, World Market Forecast: 2010 to 2017
  16. Consumer Robot Product ASPs by Segment, World Market Forecast: 2010 to 2017
  17. Consumer Robot Product Revenues by Segment, World Market Forecast: 2010 to 2017
  18. Consumer Robot Product Shipments by Region, World Market Forecast: 2010 to 2017
  19. Consumer Robot Product Revenue by Region, World Market Forecast: 2010 to 2017
  20. Consumer Robot Major Component Shipments by Type, World Market Forecast: 2010 to 2017
  21. Consumer Robot Actuator Sensor and Microcontroller ASPs by Type, World Market Forecast: 2010 to 2017
  22. Consumer Robot Major Component Revenue by Type, World Market Forecast: 2010 to 2017
  23. Consumer Robot Product Shipments by Segment, World Market Forecast: 2010 to 2017
  24. Consumer Robot Product ASPs, World Market Forecast: 2010 to 2017
  25. Consumer Robot Product Revenue by Segment, World Market Forecast: 2010 to 2017
  26. Consumer Robot Product Shipments by Communication Technology, World Market Forecast: 2010 to 2017
  27. Consumer Robot Product Shipments by Region, World Market Forecast: 2010 to 2017
  28. Consumer Robot Product Revenue by Region, World Market Forecast: 2010 to 2017

Figures

  1. Bossa Nova Robotics mObi
  2. Hasbro Furby
  3. Hoaloha Robotics, Older Concept Robot
  4. iRobot Line-up, Roomba, Scooba, Scooba 230, and Mint Sweeper / Mopper
  5. iRobot Ava
  6. Lego Mindstorms
  7. Neato Robotics XV-21
  8. Samsung Electronics Navibot
  9. Sharp Cocorobo RX-V60
  10. TechJect Dragonfly
  11. Toyota Human Support Robot
  12. Willow Garage Texai Prototype
  13. WowWee Group Line-Up