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ABI Research examines robotics markets and intelligent systems trends, along with their underlying enabling technologies, to provide both quantitative market sizing information and informed, actionable analysis for informed decision making. Technology solution providers, along with end-user companies, investors, governments, and economic development groups, find the critical information they need to increase opportunities and minimize risk when employing robotics technologies to create new markets and product categories, open additional lines of business, enhance existing product lines, invest in or acquire firms, or create robotics innovation economies.


Consumer Robotics Market

1Q 2017 | MD-CROB-103 | Updated Semianually

ABI Research has been covering consumer robotics since 2006 and is now covering it in more depth and detail than ever before, leveraging our experience in high-tech products, enabling technologies, and our relationships within the large technology vendor ecosystem. ABI Research segments the consumer robotics market into 22 consumer robotics product types, grouped into five consumer robotics categories. This market data consists of shipments, ASPs, revenue, and key technology attach rates by the five categories, as well as the 22 product types. This market is evolving rapidly across everything from lower cost robotic toys, to UAVs, home care robots, and complex ...


Consumer Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Market

1Q 2017 | MD-CUAV-102 | Updated Semiannually

The consumer UAV, or consumer drone, market is poised to be one of the largest categories of consumer robotics. There is a novelty around them and a risk of people becoming bored with them as they are today, but the market is also evolving very quickly. The features in prosumer UAVs, which are similar to smaller, lower cost commercial UAVs, will trickle down into the toy UAV segment fairly quickly. Companies like Qualcomm have customized highly integrated smartphone platforms and added flight control software. This will allow the value of these products to increase immensely. Lower priced products with cutting ...


Robotic Home Care: Vacuum Cleaners, Floor Cleaners, Lawn Mowers, and Pool Cleaners

1Q 2017 | MD-HCLC-103 | Updated Semiannually

Consumer robots are defined as robotic products purchased by individuals, which are used to assist, entertain, or educate in the home. This study examines the largest subset of the overall consumer robotics sector—the home care robotics marketplace. Home care robotics are autonomous or semi-autonomous robotics technologies that maintain the home environment. For this study, robotic home care products were further segmented into four distinct groups based on their general function:

  • Floor Care Robots
  • Lawn Care Robots
  • Pool Care Robots
  • Other Home Care Robots

Market forecasts include shipments, ASPs, and revenue, and are segmented by region and home care type (floor care, lawn ...


Industrial Automation and Robotics

1Q 2017 | MD-CIROBO-101 | Updated Semiannually

Industrial automation and industrial robotics, a subset of industrial automation, continue to evolve after decades of growth globally. This market research covers the market for industrial automation control and field devices and industrial robots in particular. Industry data and forecasts from 2015 to 2025 are included. Market data for industrial automation includes product revenue by automation type, vertical market, and region. It is also segmented by discrete and process automation, including shipments of control and field devices by discrete and process automation, vertical market, and region.

Market data for industrial robotics includes shipment and revenue forecasts by region, as well ...


Industrial Robotics Market

4Q 2016 | MD-IROBO-101 | Updated Semianually

The industrial robotics market continues to evolve after decades of growth globally. This market research covers the industrial robot market with industry data and forecasts from 2015 to 2025. It includes shipment and revenue forecasts by region, as well as key countries such as Canada, China, Germany, Japan, South Korea, and the United States. Shipments, ASP, and revenue are forecasted by type for articulated, SCARA, parallel/delta, linear, Cartesian, and other industrial robots. Shipments and revenue are forecasted by vertical, as well as automotive, electrical and electronics, metal, rubber and plastics, food and food packaging, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, and others ...


The Small Unmanned Aerial System Ecosystem: Product, Accessory, Service, and Application Revenue by Market Segment

3Q 2016 | MD-SUAS-102 | Updated Annually

This study examines the small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) ecosystem, specifically that which is enabled by unmanned aerial platforms that have an approximate maximum take-off weight (MTOW) of less than 25 pounds (11.3 kilograms), including fixed wing and single-rotor/multi-rotor vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) platforms, as well as the technologies, services, and applications associated with their use. Both systems for professional and personal use were examined.

The small unmanned aerial systems market is further categorized into five distinct market sectors – each broken out into various vertical markets or applications – based on the general class of purchaser ...


Robotic Exoskeletons: Classes, Markets and Applications

4Q 2015 | MD-RBEX-101 | Updated Annually

The results of this market data are the product of a quantitative assessment of the exoskeleton market, which was informed by, and further refined by, a qualitative analysis of the technological, business, and political drivers and constraints impacting the sector. The quantitative component was developed using a number of public and private sources. These include financial statements, earnings reports, corporate briefings, government / academic funding announcements, association and industry publications, along with sessions at conferences and seminars, and during private interviews with industry representatives, academics and others involved with the exoskeleton value chain.


Collaborative Robotics

2Q 2015 | MD-OROB-101 | Updated Annually

The relative strengths of human and robots, such as intelligence (humans) and repeatability and precision (robots), complement each other. Human cooperation can add "dexterity, flexibility, and problem-solving” to an industrial robot's traditional ability to complete repetitive tasks with speed, strength, and precision. Until quite recently direct human-robot interaction was not possible due to safety concerns. Over the past few years, however, a new class of robotic platforms – collaborative robots – have been released that allow humans and robots to work effectively and safely in close approximation with each other. Where introduced, these new adaptive, collaborative robots have found great ...




Rethink Robotics’ Intera 5 Simplifies Complex Programming, Extends Collaboration to the Work-Cell, and Prepares for Industry 4.0

2Q 2017 | IN-4524

Rethink Robotics’ Intera 5 simplifies work-cell connectivity and collaboration, and greatly simplifies the programming of complex applications requiring extremely accurate movement and highly-precise, adaptive force control. It is also a functional enabler for production lines that are completely integrated and tightly synchronized, with processes that are optimized autonomously and in real time.

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Robotics and Intelligent Systems

June 15, 2017, 11 a.m.

This webinar will examine the potential of robotics opportunities in such a way that informs decision making, maximizes opportunity, and reduces risk. Dan Kara will provide webinar attendees with a taxonomic framework that describes the various classes of robotics sectors and market sizing data for select sectors of the most exciting new markets. Sectors to be discussed include consumer robotics, mobile service robots, and more.

This webinar will explore the business, technology, and social issues driving these markets—the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing, and “reshoring,” for example— and will explore recent innovations that will ultimately accelerate the proliferation of robotic technology into the home, workplace, and public places.

Topics include:

Shipments, revenues, forecasts, and trends of select robotics sectors:
  • Home care/lawn care robotics
  • Industrial robots
  • Collaborative robotics
  • Mobile service robots
  • Powered exoskeletons
Select trends and opportunities:
  • Social robots
  • Mobile service robots
  • Cloud robotics
  • Industrial automation and IoT
  • Deep learning/distributed intelligence and robotics