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Industrial Robots: Technology, Business Opportunity and Brand Strength Analysis

  • ID: 3631261
  • Report
  • 33 pages
  • Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute (MIC)
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Analysis of 3,794 Patents by Technology Field and Sector Using the Data Mining Technique


  • ABB
  • Denso
  • Honda
  • Midea
  • Preactor
  • MORE
Industrial robots have been widely applied in a broad array of industries and have lured numerous companies to set foot into this arena, including Taiwanese companies such as Foxconn, Delta, Foxlink, Shihlin Electric, Contrel Technology, Tongyou Electronic, and Advantech-LNC Technology. Recent years, several leading companies have seen aggressive investment in related technologies or M&A activities, including FANUC, ABB, KUKA, Yaskawa, Siemens, Sony, Mitsubishi, Honda, and Seiko Epson.

This report provides an overview of the industrial robot technologies and thorough patent data mining results that reflect major vendors' patent deployments and technology trends. Also included are the outlook for the industrial robot market and opportunities for perspective entrants.

List of Topics
- Overview of the industrial robot technology, including articulated, Cartesian/linear/gantry, SCARA, cylindrical parallel robots, and the function of each component system of an industrial robot

- Analysis of 3,794 patents by technology field and sector using the data mining technique; also included are the detailed profile of top 20 assignees and their relative R&D intensity ranking

- Trend analysis of the global industrial robot industry by country, by field, by sector

- Analysis of industrial robot development of major players, including FANUC, Yaskawa, KUKA, Siemens, Sony, Foxconn, ITRI, and NTUST

- Detailed analysis of industrial robot patent/assignee matrix, with 30 key patented technology being sorted into nine categories, and includes major assignees' patent portfolio for image analysis
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  • ABB
  • Denso
  • Honda
  • Midea
  • Preactor
  • MORE
1.Technology Development
1.1 Type of Technology

2.Patent Mining

3.Patent analysis
3.1 Trend Analysis
3.1.1 By Country
3.1.2 By Sector and Field
3.1.3 By Technology
3.2 R&D Performance Analysis
3.2.1 Relative R&D Intensity

4. Patent portfolio Development strategy
4.1 International Assignees
4.2 Taiwanese Assignees
4.3 Development of Major Industrial Robot Companies
4.3.1 FANUC Corporation
4.3.2 Yaskawa Electric Corporation
4.3.3 KUKA
4.3.4 Siemens
4.3.5 Sony

5. Our Perspective
5.1 Patents Focused on Contol, Machine Tool, Computing Technologies, Handling and Electrical Machinery with Key Applications in Transport, Chemistry, and Semiconductor
5.2 Image Analysis as Key Development Focus for Newcomers

Research Scope
Glossary of Terms
List of Companies

List of Tables
Table 1: Key Technologies Fields Identified by Text Mining
Table 2: Top 20 Industrial Robot Assignees with Detailed Patent Profile
Table 3: Industrial Robot Patent/International Assignee Matrix Analysis
Table 4: Industrial Robot Patent/Taiwanese Assignee Matrix Analysis
Table 5: Industrial Robot Patent/International Assignee Matrix Analysis: Image Analysis Technology

List of Figures
Figure 1: Illustration of Industrial Robots
Figure 2: Global Industrial Robot Patent Distribution by Country
Figure 3: Global Industrial Robot Patent Distribution by Sector and Field

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- Advantech-LNC Technology
- AMP Aerosense
- Contrel Technology
- Delta
- Denso
- Foxconn
- Foxlink
- Honda
- Hong Fu Jin
- Precision
- Kawasaki
- Midea
- Mitsubishi
- Panasonic
- Preactor
- Samsung
- Seiko Epson
- Shihlin Electric
- Siemens
- Sony
- Staubli
- Tongyou Electronic
- Toshiba
- Vistagy
- Yaskaw
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Primary research with a holistic, cross-domain approach

The exhaustive primary research methods are central to the value that the analyst delivers. A combination of questionnaires and on-site visits to the major manufacturers provides a first view of the latest data and trends. Information is subsequently validated by interviews with the manufacturers' suppliers and customers, covering a holistic industry value chain. This process is backed up by a cross-domain team-based approach, creating an interlaced network across numerous interrelated components and system-level devices to ensure statistical integrity and provide in-depth insight.

Complementing primary research is a running database and secondary research of industry and market information. Dedicated research into the macro-environmental trends shaping the ICT industry also allows the analyst to forecast future development trends and generate foresight perspectives. With more than 20 years of experience and endeavors in research, the methods and methodologies include:


  • Component supplier interviews
  • System supplier interviews
  • User interviews
  • Channel interviews
  • IPO interviews
  • Focus groups
  • Consumer surveys
  • Production databases
  • Financial data
  • Custom databases


  • Technology forecasting and assessment
  • Product assessment and selection
  • Product life cycles
  • Added value analysis
  • Market trends
  • Scenario analysis
  • Competitor analysis