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Analyzing the Global Market for Collaborative Robots 2018

  • ID: 4580918
  • Report
  • June 2018
  • Region: Global
  • 130 Pages
  • Aruvian Research
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Market Statistics Estimate that Cobots are likely to Account for nearly 35% of all Industrial Robots Sold by the Year 2025

In an age where robots are fast becoming an integral part of any workforce, collaborative robots, or robots, are becoming the support humans need in any shared workspace. Cobots are different from industrial robots, in that they are designed to operate with limited guidance or in some cases, completely autonomously. Many companies have jumped on the bandwagon of collaborative robots, incorporating them into their workforce to make the process more streamlined and safer.

Cobots are generally used for performing a function in the place of a human worker. They work at the same pace and even continue to do the process non-stop, thus increasing the productivity of the overall process. Cobots are also well capable of working in any environment that humans can work in, even facing extreme temperatures or noise. Companies stand to gain significantly with the use of cobots as these robots can help increase benefits and returns.

KUKA, a Germany-based robot manufacturer, was the first company to release a cobot in 2004. Market statistics estimate that cobots are likely to account for nearly 35% of all industrial robots sold by the year 2025. With the market expected to grow substantially by 2025, one of the main factors contributing to this growth will be a decrease in their price tags and an advancement of their capabilities in edge computing.

The publisher presents an analysis of the global cobots market in its research report Analyzing the Global Market for Collaborative Robots 2018. The report begins with an introduction to collaborative robots. We look at the various attributes associated with cobots, such as exploring what is force limited robots, what is the payload of cobots, what is the significance of robot weight, and also the parts and presentation of cobots. This section also looks at the types of robot-human collaboration that exist and also at the levels of human-robot collaboration.

Section C of the report looks at the global market for collaborative robots including industry revenue and a brief look at how the industry is likely to shape up in the coming years.

Cobots versus traditional industrial robots are analyzed and the sections look at how cobots are a step above industrial robots when it comes to getting the work done. The section also looks at the safety component, ease of programming, agility factor of cobots, and also the ideal applications for cobots as opposed to industrial robots.

The report also provides a section dedicated to helping buyers to buy the perfect cobot for their business. Various factors that need to be considered before buying a cobot are discussed in section E.

Section F analyzes the various collaborative robots that are in use today. The section analyzes over 30 of the popular cobots available in the market today including, ABB's Yumi, BioRob by Bionic Robotics, several cobots manufactured by Fanuc, the Speedy series by MABI, and many others.

The report concludes with an analysis of several of the major players who are involved in the manufacturing of collaborative robots. Players analyzed include ABB, Bionic Robotics, FANUC, Kawasaki, Kawada Industries, KUKA, Universal Robots, and many others. Nearly 20 players are analyzed in the report.

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A. Executive Summary

B. Introduction to Collaborative Robots or Cobots
B.1 What are Cobots?
B.2 What are Force Limited Robots?
B.3 What is the Payload?
B.4 What is Robot Weight?
B.5 Repeatability and Cobots
B.6 Safety of Cobots
B.7 Parts and Presentation of Cobots
B.7.1 Connectivity & Integration
B.7.2 Grippers and End Effectors
B.7.3 Mounting & Fencing
B.7.4 Programming & Logic
B.8 Types of Robot-Human Collaboration
B.9 Various Levels of Human-Robot Collaboration

C. Global Market for Collaborative Robots

D. Cobots versus Traditional Industrial Robots
D.1 Overview
D.2 Safety Component
D.3 Ideal Applications for Cobots
D.4 Is it Easy to Program Cobots?
D.5 Agility is the Core Value of Cobots

E. How do you buy the Perfect Cobot for your Business?
E.1 Introduction
E.2 Don’t Go on the Price Tag – Look for Value
E.3 Importance of Software
E.4 Deployment Speed
E.5 Flexibility of Applications
E.6 User Interface need to be Simple
E.7 Safety as the First Step
E.8 What to look for in a Vendor?

F. Cobots in Use Today
F.1 AUBO-i5
F.2 ABB – Roberta
F.3 ABB - Yumi
F.4 Bionic Robotics – BioRob
F.5 Bosch APAS Assistant
F.6 Comau Aura
F.9 Fanuc - CR 4iA
F.10 Fanuc - CR 7iA & CR 7iA/L
F.11 Fanuc - CR 35iA
F.13 Kuka LBR IIWA
F.14 MABI - Speedy Series
F.15 MRK Systeme - KR 5 SI
F.16 Kawada Industries - Nextage
F.17 Precise Automation - PAVP6
F.18 Precise Automation - PF400
F.19 Precise Automation - PP100
F.20 F&P Personal Robotics - PRob 1R
F.21 F&P Personal Robotics - PRob 2R
F.22 Productive Robotics - OB7
F.23 Rethink Robotics – BAXTER
F.24 Rethink Robotics – SAWYER
F.25 Stäubli – TX2-60 & TX2-60L
F.26 Stäubli - TX2-90, TX2-90L & TX2-90XL
F.27 Techman Robot - TM5-700 & TM5-900
F.28 Universal Robots - UR3
F.29 Universal Robots - UR5
F.30 Universal Robots - UR10
F.31 Yaskawa Motoman – HC10

G. Major Players
G.2 Aubo Robotics
G.3 Bionic Robotics GmbH
G.4 Bosch
G.5 Carbon Robotics
G.6 Comau
G.7 Denso Wave
G.8 F&P Personal Robotics
G.10 Kawada Industries
G.11 Kawasaki Heavy Industries
G.13 Mitsubishi Electric
G.14 Precise Automation
G.15 Productive Robotics Inc.
G.16 Rethink Robotics
G.17 Stäubli
G.18 Universal Robots
G.19 Yaskawa Motoman

List of Figures

Figure 1: A Collaborative Robot or Cobot
Figure 2: What can be automated with Cobots?
Figure 3: Human-Robot Collaboration - Safety Monitored Stop
Figure 4: Human-Robot Collaboration - Hand Guiding
Figure 5: Human-Robot Collaboration - Speed and Separation Monitoring
Figure 6: Human-Robot Collaboration - Power and Force Limiting
Figure 7: Different Levels of Human-Robot Collaboration
Figure 8: Sales of Cobots (in Thousand Units), 2018-2020
Figure 9: Units of Cobots Shipped Worldwide, 2014-2020
Figure 10: Example of Traditional Industrial Robots
Figure 11: AUBO-i5
Figure 12: ABB – Roberta
Figure 13: Roberta Payload
Figure 14: IRB 1400 YUMI
Figure 15: BioRob Arm
Figure 16: Bosch APAS Assistant
Figure 17: Bosch APAS at Work
Figure 18: Comau Aura
Figure 19: CORO from Life Robotics
Figure 20: Kawasaki DUARO1 WD002N
Figure 21: Fanuc - CR 4iA
Figure 22: Fanuc - CR 7iA
Figure 23: Fanuc - CR 35iA
Figure 24: FRANKA – EMIKA
Figure 25: Kuka LBR IIWA
Figure 26: MABI Speedy 6
Figure 27: MABI Speedy-10
Figure 28: KR 5 SI
Figure 29: Nextage by Kawada Industries
Figure 30: PAVP6
Figure 31: PF400
Figure 32: PP100
Figure 33: F&P Personal Robotics - PRob 1R
Figure 34: PRob 2R
Figure 35: OB7
Figure 36: BAXTER
Figure 37: SAWYER
Figure 38: Cobot by Stäubli
Figure 39: TX2-90 from Stäubli
Figure 40: Cobot from Techman Robot
Figure 41: UR3 by Universal Robots
Figure 42: UR5 by Universal Robots
Figure 43:  UR10
Figure 44: HC-10

List of Tables

Table 1: Revenue Forecast for the Global Market for Collaborative Robots
Table 2: Outlook for the Global Core Robots Industry, 2015-2025
Table 3: Comparison Chart Showing Differences between Traditional Robots versus Cobots
Table 4: Features of AUBO i5
Table 5: Features of ABB's YUMI
Table 6: Features of Bosch APAS Assistant
Table 7: Features of Comau Aura
Table 8: Features of CORO
Table 9: Features of Kawasaki DUARO1 WD002N
Table 10: Fanuc - CR 4iA
Table 11: Features of Fanuc - CR 7iA & CR 7iA/L
Table 12: Features of Fanuc - CR 35iA
Table 13: Features of Emika
Table 14: Features of LBR IIWA 7 R800
Table 15: Features of Speedy 6 & Speedy 12
Table 16: Features of KR 5 SI
Table 17: Features of Nextage
Table 18: Features of PAVP6
Table 19: Features of PF400
Table 20: Features of PROB 2R 24V and PROB 2R 48V
Table 21: Features of OB7
Table 22: Features of BAXTER
Table 23: Features of SAWYER
Table 24: Features of TX2-60 & TX2-60L
Table 25: Features of TX2-90, TX2-90L & TX2-90XL
Table 26: Features of TM5-700 & TM5-900
Table 27: Features of UR3
Table 28: Features of UR5
Table 29: Features of UR10
Table 30: Features of Yaskawa Motoman – HC10

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