Collaborative Robotics: State of the Market / State of the Art

Advancements in robotic and control technology now make it possible for industrial robots to expand beyond their traditional manufacturing and automation roles, to support whole new classes of applications, and by extension, new markets. Perhaps the best example of this trend is the development and use of collaborative robots, systems designed to work safely in close proximity and cooperatively with human coworkers, especially in manufacturing environments. The collaborative robotics segment is growing rapidly as new suppliers, technologies, and investment enter the market. As is common with other hot technology sectors, this has resulted in a great deal of “noise” in the robotics community, as well as in the business and investment press. This results in increased risk, missed opportunities, and confusion among all members of the collaborative robotics value chain. Designed for the collaborative robotics supplier and end-user communities (existing and potential), robotics system integrators, investors and others, this report provides a critical analysis of the collaborative robotics sector and includes:

  • Defining Collaborative Robotics
  • Drivers, Markets, and Opportunities
  • Market Size
  • Representative Products

This report answers the following questions:

  • What are collaborative robots?
  • Is this a “real” market?
  • What problems do collaborative robots solve/what do they address?
  • What is driving this market (business, technical and political/social drivers)?
  • What is the size of the collaborative robotics market (units and revenue)?
  • Where is the growth coming from?
  • What factors could accelerate/inhibit market growth?
  • Who are the major players in the collaborative robotics space?
  • What are the current business trends in the industry?

Table of Contents

  • About ABI Research

Tables

  1. Supporting Small-to-medium Manufacturers
  2. Classes of Collaborative Operation
  3. Characteristics of Collaborative Robots
  4. Collaborative Robots, Common Specifications

Charts

  1. Mean Real Monthly Earnings of Employees, Average Annual Growth Rate, 2006 to 2013
  2. China Population Trends, Forecast: 2015 to 2040
  3. Collaborative Robots, Total Units, World Market, Forecast: 2015 to 2020
  4. Collaborative Robots, Total Revenue, World Market, Forecast: 2015 to 2020
  5. Collaborative Robots, Total Units / Total Revenue by Year, World Market, Forecast: 2015 to 2020
  6. Collaborative Robots ASP, World Market, Forecast: 2015 to 2020
  7. Collaborative Robots, Total Units by Region, World Market, Forecast: 2015 to 2020
  8. Collaborative Robots, Units by Region, World Market, Forecast: 2015 to 2020
  9. Collaborative Robots, Total Units, World Market, Forecast: 2015 to 2020
  10. Units Sales Market Share by Region, World Market, Forecast: 2015 to 2020
  11. Collaborative Robots, Total Revenue by Region, World Market, Forecast: 2015 to 2020
  12. Collaborative Robots, Revenue by Region, World Market, Forecast: 2015 to 2020
  13. Collaborative Robots, Total Revenue, World Market, Forecast: 2015 to 2020
  14. Market Share by Revenue, World Market: 2015
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Research Information

Publish Date
2Q 2015
Code
PT-1407
Research Type
Application Analysis Report
Pages
39