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The Global Service Robotics Market

  • ID: 4412889
  • Report
  • October 2017
  • Region: Global
  • 241 pages
  • Berg Insight AB
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The Installed Base of Service Robots will Reach 264 Million Worldwide by 2026


  • 3D Robotics
  • Daifuku
  • Fullwood
  • iRobot
  • Medrobotics
  • Samsung Electronics
  • MORE

How will the market for service robotics evolve in the next 10 years? The report covers the latest trends and developments covering detailed descriptions about 10 service robot segments - floor cleaning robots; robot lawn mowers; milking robots; humanoid, assistant and social companion robots; telepresence robots; surgical robots; automated guided vehicles; autonomous mobile robots; and unmanned aerial vehicles. The author forecasts that the installed base of service robots will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 24 percent from 29.6 million units in 2016 to reach 264.3 million units worldwide in 2026. Get up to date with the latest information about vendors, products and markets.

The Global Service Robotics Market is a strategy report analysing the latest developments on this market covering floor cleaning robots, robot lawn mowers, milking robots, humanoid robots, telepresence robots, powered human exoskeletons, surgical robots, AGVs, AMRs and UAVs.   This strategic research report provides you with 240 pages of unique business intelligence including 5-year industry forecasts and expert commentary on which to base  your business decisions.

Highlights from this report:

  • Insights from numerous executive interviews with market leading companies.
  • New data on the 10 most important service robotics segments.
  • Comprehensive overview of the service robotics value chain and key applications.
  • In-depth analysis of market trends and key developments.
  • Updated profiles of 89 major vendors and their service robotics activities.
  • Detailed view on the involvement of IT and technology companies in this industry.
  • Market forecasts by region for each robot category lasting until 2026.

This report answers the following questions:

  • What is the current status of the service robotics industry?
  • Which are the main actors targeting each of the 10 most important robot segments?
  • How will technology developments affect the service robotics market?
  • Which are the main drivers and barriers on this market?
  • Which government and industry robotics initiatives influence the future of service robotics?
  • How are IT and tech companies positioning themselves in the service robotics value chain?
  • What connectivity technologies are used today in the different robot segments?
  • How will the market evolve in Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and MEA?

Who should buy this report?
The Global Service Robotics Market is the foremost source of information about the emerging service robotics market  covering the ten most important robot categories. Whether you are a robotics manufacturer, telematics service provider, telecom operator, content provider, investor, consultant, or government agency, you will gain valuable insights from this in-depth research.

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  • 3D Robotics
  • Daifuku
  • Fullwood
  • iRobot
  • Medrobotics
  • Samsung Electronics
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Executive summary

1 Introduction to service robotics
1.1 Definitions and classifications
1.1.1 Level of autonomy
1.1.2 Service robot segments included in this study
1.2 Brief history of service robotics
1.3 Current state of the service robotics market
1.4 Government and industry robotics initiatives
1.4.1 National Robotics Initiative (US)
1.4.2 SPARC (EU)
1.4.3 Industrie 4.0 (Germany)
1.4.4 Robot Revolution Initiative (Japan)
1.4.5 Made in China 2025 (China)
1.4.6 South Korean government initiatives
1.5 Investments and company transactions
1.5.1 Investments and venture capital
1.5.2 Mergers and acquisitions

2 Robotic concepts and components
2.1 Robotic architectures
2.1.1 Hardware
2.1.2 Software
2.2 Operating Systems
2.2.1 Robot Operating System (ROS)
2.3 Sense-Plan-Act paradigm
2.4 Sensing
2.4.1 Laser range sensor (lidar)
2.4.2 Ultrasonic range sensor
2.4.3 Infrared sensor (IR)
2.4.4 Camera sensors
2.4.5 Inertial navigation systems
2.5 Planning
2.5.1 On-board computing
2.5.2 Cloud robotics
2.5.3 Computer vision
2.5.4 Simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM)
2.5.5 Artificial Intelligence (AI)
2.5.6 Machine learning
2.5.7 Deep learning
2.6 Acting
2.7 Mobile Connectivity
2.7.1 Cellular M2M/IoT from 2G to 4G and beyond
2.7.2 WLAN/WPAN technologies

3 Service robot segments
3.1 Floor cleaning robots
3.1.1 Product segment overview
3.1.2 Current and future market applications
3.2 Robot lawn mowers
3.2.1 Product segment overview
3.2.2 Current and future market applications
3.3 Milking robots
3.3.1 Product segment overview
3.3.2 Current and future market applications
3.4 Humanoid robots, assistant robots and companion robots
3.4.1 Product segment overview
3.4.2 Current and future market applications
3.5 Telepresence robots
3.5.1 Product segment overview
3.5.2 Current and future market applications
3.6 Powered human exoskeletons
3.6.1 Product segment overview
3.6.2 Current and future market applications
3.7 Surgical robots
3.7.1 Product segment overview
3.7.2 Current and future market applications
3.8 Automated guided vehicles (AGVs)
3.8.1 Product segment overview
3.8.2 Current and future market applications
3.9 Autonomous mobile robots (AMRs)
3.9.1 Product segment overview
3.9.2 Current and future market applications
3.10 Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)
3.10.1 Product segment overview
3.10.2 Current and future market applications

4 Company profiles and strategies
4.1 Floor cleaning robots
4.1.1 iRobot
4.1.2 Neato Robotics
4.1.3 Samsung Electronics
4.1.4 LG Electronics
4.1.5 Ecovacs Robotics
4.1.6 Dyson
4.1.7 Yujin robot
4.1.8 Miele
4.1.9 Cleanfix
4.1.10 Taski Intellibot (Sealed Air Diversey Care)
4.2 Robot lawn mowers
4.2.1 Husqvarna
4.2.2 Robomow
4.2.3 Honda
4.2.4 Zucchetti Centro Sistemi (Ambrogio Robot)
4.2.5 Stihl (Viking)
4.2.6 Global Garden Products (Stiga)
4.2.7 Positec Tool Corporation (Worx)
4.2.8 Bosch
4.2.9 John Deere
4.3 Milking Robots
4.3.1 DeLaval
4.3.2 Lely
4.3.3 GEA Group
4.3.4 Fullwood
4.3.5 Hokofarm Group
4.3.6 SAC
4.3.7 BouMatic Robotics
4.4 Humanoid robots, assistant robots and social companion robots
4.4.1 Softbank Robotics
4.4.2 Honda Motor
4.4.3 Kompaï Robotics
4.4.4 Fraunhofer IPA
4.4.5 Pal Robotics
4.4.6 Blue Frog Robotics
4.4.7 Mayfield Robotics
4.4.8 Ubtech Robotics
4.5 Telepresence robots
4.5.1 Camanio Care (Giraff)
4.5.2 Vgo (Vecna Technologies)
4.5.3 Suitable Technologies (BEAM)
4.5.4 Double Robotics
4.5.5 Anybots
4.5.6 inTouch Health (iRobot)
4.5.7 Inbot Technology
4.6 Powered human exoskeletons
4.6.1 Ekso Bionics
4.6.2 Cyberdyne
4.6.3 ReWalk Robotics
4.6.4 Parker Hannifin
4.6.5 Rex Bionics
4.6.6 SuitX
4.6.7 Hocoma
4.6.8 Fourier Intelligence
4.6.9 Bioservo Technologies
4.7 Surgical robots
4.7.1 Intuitive Surgical
4.7.2 Mazor Robotics
4.7.3 Medrobotics
4.7.4 Stryker
4.7.5 THINK Surgical
4.7.6 Verb Surgical
4.7.7 Medtronic
4.7.8 Titan Medical
4.8 Automated guided vehicles (AGVs)
4.8.1 Toyota Industries Corporation
4.8.2 JBT Corporation
4.8.3 KION Group
4.8.4 EK Automation
4.8.5 Jungheinrich
4.8.6 Daifuku
4.8.7 ASTI
4.8.8 Elettric80
4.8.9 Swisslog (KUKA Group)
4.8.10 Amazon Robotics
4.8.11 AGVE Group
4.8.12 Kollmorgen Automotion
4.9 Automated mobile robots (AMRs)
4.9.1 Vecna Technologies
4.9.2 Seegrid
4.9.3 Otto Motors (Clearpath Robotics)
4.9.4 Mobile Industrial Robots
4.9.5 Magazino
4.9.6 Locus Robotics
4.9.7 Fetch Robotics
4.9.8 IAM Robotics
4.9.9 Omron Adept Technologies
4.9.10 Aethon
4.9.11 Savioke
4.10 Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)
4.10.1 DJI
4.10.2 Parrot
4.10.3 Yuneec International
4.10.4 GoPro
4.10.5 3D Robotics
4.10.6 EHang
4.10.7 senseFly (Parrot)
4.10.8 Intel

5 Market forecasts and trends
5.1 Service robotics market sizing
5.1.1 Installed base
5.1.2 Shipments
5.1.3 Revenues
5.1.4 Connectivity strategies
5.2 Forecasts by service robot segment
5.2.1 Market forecasts – Floor cleaning robots
5.2.2 Market forecasts – Robot lawn mowers
5.2.3 Market forecasts – Milking robots
5.2.4 Market forecasts – Humanoid, assistant and social companion robots
5.2.5 Market forecasts – Telepresence robots
5.2.6 Market forecasts – Powered human exoskeletons
5.2.7 Market forecasts – Surgical robots
5.2.8 Market forecasts – Automated guided vehicles
5.2.9 Market forecasts – Autonomous mobile robots
5.2.10 Market forecasts – Unmanned aerial vehicles
5.3 Market drivers and barriers
5.3.1 Political factors
5.3.2 Economical factors
5.3.3 Social factors
5.3.4 Technological factors
5.3.5 Legal factors
5.3.6 Environmental factors
5.4 Market trends
5.4.1 Increased cost of labour drives automation and service robotics
5.4.2 Decreasing prices on robot tech makes service robotics more attractive
5.4.3 AI increases the capabilities and potential use cases of service robots
5.4.4 The future of service robotics is collaborative, not competitive
5.4.5 Cloud robotics, teleoperation and IoT enabled by increased connectivity
5.4.6 Open source robotic platforms speed up new development
5.4.7 Increased investments in the field of service robotics


List of Figures
Figure 1.1: All included service robot segments and various application areas
Figure 1.2: Revenues by segment 2016 (US$ million)
Figure 1.3: Robot related funding 2016
Figure 1.4: Robot related M&As 2016
Figure 2.1: Relationship between AI and Computer Vision
Figure 2.2: Graphical representation of underfitting and overfitting
Figure 3.1: Major cleaning robot actors
Figure 3.2: Examples of domestic and professional floor cleaning robots
Figure 3.3: Major robot lawn mower actors
Figure 3.4: Examples of domestic and professional robot lawn mowers
Figure 3.5: Major milking robot actors
Figure 3.6: Examples of AMS and AMR milking robots
Figure 3.7: Major humanoid robot actors
Figure 3.8: Examples of humanoid robots, assistant robots and social companion robots
Figure 3.9: Major telepresence robot actors
Figure 3.10: Examples of telepresence robots
Figure 3.11: Major powered human exoskeleton actors
Figure 3.12: Examples of mobile and stationary exoskeletons
Figure 3.13: Major surgical robot actors
Figure 3.14: Examples of surgical robots
Figure 3.15: Major AGV actors
Figure 3.16: Examples of AGVs
Figure 3.17: Major AMR actors
Figure 3.18: Examples of AMRs
Figure 3.19: Major UAV actors
Figure 3.20: Examples of multi-rotor and fixed wing UAVs
Figure 4.1: The Gardena Smart System from Husqvarna
Figure 4.2: Lely Astronaut robotic arm in action
Figure 4.3: Care-O-bot mobile service robot from Fraunhofer IPA
Figure 4.4: Beam from Suitable Technologies
Figure 4.5: Carbonhand for industrial use by Biservo Technology
Figure 4.6: Sport Surgical System robotic arm with camera and two instruments
Figure 4.7: Seegrid VGV in action
Figure 4.8: Ghostdrone 2.0 from EHang
Figure 5.1: Service robot installed base by region (2016–2026)
Figure 5.2: Service robot sales by region (2016–2026)
Figure 5.3: Service robot revenues by region (2016–2026)
Figure 5.4: Service robot connectivity technologies (2016–2026)
Figure 5.5: Floor cleaning robots installed base by region (2016–2026)
Figure 5.6: Floor cleaning robots sales by region (2016–2026)
Figure 5.7: Floor cleaning robots revenues by region (2016–2026)
Figure 5.8: Floor cleaning robots connectivity technologies (2016–2026)
Figure 5.9: Robot lawn mowers installed base by region (2016–2026)
Figure 5.10: Robot lawn mowers sales by region (2016–2026)
Figure 5.11: Robot lawn mowers revenues by region (2016–2026)
Figure 5.12: Robot lawn mowers connectivity technologies (2016–2026)
Figure 5.13: Milking robots installed base by region (2016–2026)
Figure 5.14: Milking robots sales by region (2016–2026)
Figure 5.15: Milking robots revenues by region (2016–2026)
Figure 5.16: Milking robots connectivity technologies (2016–2026)
Figure 5.17: Humanoid robots installed base by region (2016–2026)
Figure 5.18: Humanoid robots sales by region (2016–2026)
Figure 5.19: Humanoid robots revenues by region (2016–2026)
Figure 5.20: Humanoid robots connectivity technologies (2016–2026)
Figure 5.21: Telepresence robots installed base by region (2016–2026)
Figure 5.22: Telepresence robots sales by region (2016–2026)
Figure 5.23: Telepresence robots revenues by region (2016–2026)
Figure 5.24: Telepresence robots connectivity technologies (2016–2026)
Figure 5.25: Powered human exoskeletons installed base by region (2016–2026)
Figure 5.26: Powered human exoskeletons sales by region (2016–2026)
Figure 5.27: Powered human exoskeletons revenues by region (2016–2026)
Figure 5.28: Powered human exoskeletons connectivity technologies (2016–2026)
Figure 5.29: Surgical robots installed base by region (2016–2026)
Figure 5.30: Surgical robots sales by region (2016–2026)
Figure 5.31: Surgical robots revenues by region (2016–2026)
Figure 5.32: Surgical robots connectivity technologies (2016–2026)
Figure 5.33: Automated guided vehicles installed base by region (2016–2026)
Figure 5.34: Automated guided vehicles sales by region (2016–2026)
Figure 5.35: Automated guided vehicles revenues by region (2016–2026)
Figure 5.36: Automated guided vehicles connectivity technologies (2016–2026)
Figure 5.37: Autonomous mobile robots installed base by region (2016–2026)
Figure 5.38: Autonomous mobile robots sales by region (2016–2026)
Figure 5.39: Autonomous mobile robots revenues by region (2016–2026)
Figure 5.40: Autonomous mobile robots connectivity technologies (2016–2026)
Figure 5.41: UAVs installed base by region (2016–2026)
Figure 5.42: UAVs sales by region (2016–2026)
Figure 5.43: UAVs revenues by region (2016–2026)
Figure 5.44: UAVs connectivity technologies (2016–2026)
Figure 5.45: Robot related funding (January–June 2017)
Figure 5.46: Robot related M&As (January–June 2017)

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  • 3D Robotics
  • Daifuku
  • Fullwood
  • iRobot
  • Medrobotics
  • Samsung Electronics
  • MORE

According to a new research report, the installed base of service robots reached 29.6 million worldwide at the end of 2016. The global service robot market is dominated by three segments that together accounted for a majority of the global installed base at the end of 2016. The largest segment in terms of installed base is the floor cleaning robot segment, which alone accounted for 80 percent of total at the end of 2016 with an estimated 23.8 million units.

The other two large segments include the UAV segment as well as the robot lawn mower segment, which are estimated to have reached installed bases of around 4.0 million and 1.6 million units respectively at the end of 2016. Moreover, 0.1 million AGVs and 0.05 million milking robots are estimated to have been active at the end of 2016. The remaining segments including humanoid robots, assistant robots and companion robots, telepresence robots, powered human exoskeletons, surgical robots and autonomous mobile robots are all estimated to have had less than 50,000 units installed each at the end of 2016. The strong market growth is expected to last for years to come, driving the installed base of active service robots worldwide to 264.3 million by 2026, which corresponds to CAGR of 24 percent between 2016 and 2026. The growing interest and rapid development in service robotics in recent years is much due to the many innovative and successful start-ups active on the market. Large companies are also increasingly investing in robotics, either through in-house R&D investments or via acquisitions of start-ups. “Service robots are clearly on the rise in everyday environments” says Egil Edvardsen, IoT Analyst, Berg Insight.

“Already today, domestic service robots help individuals in their homes to clean the floors and windows, mow the lawn and water the garden. In a not too distant future, we can expect domestic robots of even higher sophistication and capability, such as assistive robots for supporting the elderly, for helping with additional household chores and for entertainment and education”. Robotics in professional applications has already had a significant impact in areas such as agriculture, healthcare, logistics and public relations and is growing in economic importance. “Robotic exoskeletons help elderly and disabled people to restore body functions and enable them to remain active in society. In hospitals, innovative robots support doctors to perform safer and less invasive surgeries. Autonomous robots transport goods and parcels in manufacturing plants and logistics centres. Unmanned aerial vehicles can autonomously gather useful data for a variety of industries such as agriculture”, continues Carl Jonsson, IoT analyst, Berg Insight.

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  • 3D Robotics
  • AGVE Group
  • ASTI
  • Aethon
  • Amazon Robotics
  • Anybots
  • Bioservo Technologies
  • Blue Frog Robotics
  • Bosch
  • BouMatic Robotics
  • Camanio Care (Giraff)
  • Cleanfix
  • Cyberdyne
  • DJI
  • Daifuku
  • DeLaval
  • Double Robotics
  • Dyson
  • EHang
  • EK Automation
  • Ecovacs Robotics
  • Ekso Bionics
  • Elettric80
  • Fetch Robotics
  • Fourier Intelligence
  • Fraunhofer IPA
  • Fullwood
  • GEA Group
  • Global Garden Products (Stiga)
  • GoPro
  • Hocoma
  • Hokofarm Group
  • Honda
  • Honda Motor
  • Husqvarna
  • IAM Robotics
  • Inbot Technology
  • Intel
  • iRobot
  • inTouch Health (iRobot)
  • Intuitive Surgical
  • JBT Corporation
  • John Deere
  • Jungheinrich
  • KION Group
  • Kollmorgen Automotion
  • Kompaï Robotics
  • LG Electronics
  • Lely
  • Locus Robotics
  • Magazino
  • Mayfield Robotics
  • Mazor Robotics
  • Medrobotics
  • Medtronic
  • Miele
  • Mobile Industrial Robots
  • Neato Robotics
  • Omron Adept Technologies
  • Otto Motors (Clearpath Robotics)
  • Pal Robotics
  • Parker Hannifin
  • Parrot
  • Positec Tool Corporation (Worx)
  • ReWalk Robotics
  • Rex Bionics
  • Robomow
  • SAC
  • Samsung Electronics
  • Savioke
  • Seegrid
  • senseFly (Parrot)
  • Softbank Robotics
  • Stihl (Viking)
  • Stryker
  • SuitX
  • Suitable Technologies (BEAM)
  • Swisslog (KUKA Group)
  • THINK Surgical
  • Taski Intellibot (Sealed Air Diversey Care)
  • Titan Medical
  • Toyota Industries Corporation
  • Ubtech Robotics
  • Vecna Technologies
  • Verb Surgical
  • Vgo (Vecna Technologies)
  • Yujin robot
  • Yuneec International
  • Zucchetti Centro Sistemi (Ambrogio Robot)
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The Internet of Things is very diverse. There are hundreds of different use cases, each with different dynamics. The starting point is to segment the market.

The analyst begins with a number of sectors: Automotive, Cities, Health, Industry, Home, Industrial, Energy, Retail and Consumer Electronics. Each of these sectors breaks down into a number of applications. In total across all sectors, the analyst examines around 150 separate applications. It is at this application level that they generate their IoT forecast. The analyst builds reliable data bottom-up. They take into consideration the current adoption rate, regulations, demographics, vertical-specific statistics, value chain structure, etc.

The rigorous data collection methods are based on first-hand and secondary sources. The analyst conducts many hundreds of executive interviews on a yearly basis with companies from all parts of the IoT value chain.  They talk to on a regular basis all major mobile operator groups and regulators as well as the chipset, module, and terminal vendors. They also interview many companies in each of the vertical markets.