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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.

Featured Research

Soft Material Robotics

This report provides a detailed overview of the largely uncovered subset of the Robotics industry; namely Soft Robotics. This refers to robotics that are comprised of either soft materials, soft joints, or soft layers over hard armatures.

The report provides an introduction into Soft Robotics, including a definition and elaboration on various sub-types. It follows by exploring the novel capabilities that separate them from other robotic systems This report outlines two clear commercial opportunities; exoskeletons and grippers, and discusses some of the commercialization opportunities that are yet to be realized.


Reports & Data


Executive Foresights

The 3D Vertical Environment: Where Drones Really Become Valuable

2Q 2018

In ABI Research’s latest forecast covering the entirety of the small Unmanned Aerial System (sUAS) industry, there were some interesting trends. The most notable were located in the burgeoning commercial UAS market. In the news for quite a while, market-centric UAS solutions are coming to the fore, but some verticals are more promising than others. For the last few years, agriculture was held up as the key vertical, but this was to misunderstand the value of drones. Now, ABI Research finds increased focus on verticals like construction, commercial insurance, and energy, where the properties of drones come to the fore. This Executive Foresight will hope to explain these shifting trends.


ABB And Kawasaki Form Strategic Alliance On Collaborative Robotics

4Q 2017

On November 27, 2017 , ABB and Kawasaki announced they would form a strategic partnership on sharing knowledge and promoting industry awareness about the benefits of collaborative robotics. The partnership comes at a time of considerable optimism regarding the present and future health of the collaborative robotics market. Collaborative robots are human scale systems that are easy to set up and program, are capable of being used by workers with a wide range of qualification levels, can support multiple types of automation, and can work safely near human workers.

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Every client is assigned a key member of our research team, based on their organization’s needs and goals. And, an unlimited number of Analyst Inquiry calls are available to answer your specific questions.

Rian Whitton

Research Analyst

Malik Saadi

Vice President, Strategic Technologies

Lian Jye Su

Principal Analyst

Dimitrios Pavlakis

Industry Analyst


Robotics as a Service is the Key to Unlocking the Next Phase of Market Development

Robotics as a Service (RaaS) originally was coined to describe the business model whereby robotic platforms functioned on cloud-platforms that were sold as a service to end-users. Now, RaaS represents one of the most notable phenomena in the development and diversification of commercial robots across an ever-expanding list of markets and use-cases.

The purpose of this presentation is to describe the state of RaaS, highlighting salient trends in a way that provides context, outlines key takeaways and provides strategic industry guidance.

The development of RaaS across of range of markets and through many companies will be described and evaluated. A central theme of RaaS is the promise of robotics being developed for an ever-wider range of use-cases, and this presentation will aim to educate members on the varied experiences of RaaS providers across markets, many of which had not previously seen significant robotic adoption.

This webinar will address the following five questions:
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of RaaS (for end-users and providers?)
  • What are the drivers and inhibitors behind the development of RaaS?
  • What market verticals are likely to be most affected by RaaS?
  • What are the forecasts for growth within the RaaS ecosystem?
  • Which companies represent the potential of RaaS?