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Sensors for Robotics: Technologies and Global Markets

  • ID: 5031113
  • Report
  • May 2020
  • Region: Global
  • BCC Research
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • AB Elektronik Gmbh
  • Colibrys Sa
  • Ge Measurement & Control
  • Logos Technologies Llc
  • Omron Corp.
  • Sensor Products Inc.
  • MORE

Report Scope:

The report sizes the market by technology, including sensors within the vision, touch, hearing, and movement segments. The top seven application areas are sized, forecast, and discussed in-depth. These include agriculture, appliances, automotive, healthcare, industrial, logistics, and military. In addition, the overall market and each application area are assessed on a worldwide and regional basis, including North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and Asia-Pacific. This report considers the economic slowdown caused by lockdown across the world owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Finally, the report presents an analysis of the competitive dynamics of sensors for the robotics market, including critical success factors such as research and development capability, installed base, branding, and ecosystem influence and partnerships. The report provides profiles of the manufacturers of sensors for robotics.

The Report Includes:

  • 38 tables
  • A descriptive overview of the global market for sensors for robotics technologies
  • Analyses of the global market trends, with substantial market analysis data from 2019, estimates for 2020, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) for a five-year forecast through 2025
  • Discussion of underlying factors driving the industry growth, economic trends, demographic shifts, technological advancements, and regulatory aspects that shape and influence the future marketplace
  • Evaluation of the market’s competitive dynamics, including critical success factors such as research-and-development capability, installed base, branding, and ecosystem influence and partnerships
  • An exhaustive patent analysis with data corresponding to patent applications and grants to numerous stakeholders for related technologies and processes
  • Market share analysis of the leading global tech giants; their key competitive landscape, product segments, and revenue sales
  • Company profiles of the leading market players including Advanced Microsensors Inc., Automation Technology GmbH, Bosch Sensortec GmbH, Cyberoptics Corp., Electro-Sensors Inc., Ge Measurement & Control, Hitachi Automotive Systems Ltd., Honeywell Sensing & Controls, Mitsubishi Electric Corp., Omron Scientific Technologies Inc., and Panasonic Electric Works
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • AB Elektronik Gmbh
  • Colibrys Sa
  • Ge Measurement & Control
  • Logos Technologies Llc
  • Omron Corp.
  • Sensor Products Inc.
  • MORE

Chapter 1 Introduction

  • Introduction
  • Study Goals and Objectives
  • Reasons for Doing This Study
  • Scope of Report
  • Information Sources
  • Methodology
  • Geographic Breakdown
  • Analyst's Credentials
  • Custom Research
  • Related Reports

Chapter 2 Summary and Highlights

Chapter 3 Market and Technology Background

  • Overview
  • Types of Robotic Systems
  • Robotics Defined
  • Sensor Requirements for Robotic Systems

Chapter 4 Market Breakdown by Type of Sensor

  • Overview
  • Types of Robotic Sensors
  • Vision Sensors in Robotics
  • Touch Sensors in Robotics
  • Hearing Sensors in Robotics
  • Motion Sensors in Robotics

Chapter 5 Market Breakdown by End-Use Sector

  • Overview
  • Commercial
  • Consumer
  • Government

Chapter 6 Market Breakdown by Application Industry

  • Overview
  • Agriculture
  • Appliances
  • Automotive
  • Healthcare
  • Industrial
  • Logistics
  • Military

Chapter 7 Market Breakdown by Region

  • Overview
  • North America
  • United States
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • Europe
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • France
  • Spain
  • U.K.
  • Central/Eastern Europe (CEE)
  • Rest of Europe (RoE)
  • Asia-Pacific
  • China
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Rest of Asia-Pacific
  • Rest of the World

Chapter 8 Patent Review/ New Developments

  • Research Examples

Chapter 9 Analysis of Market Opportunities

Chapter 10 Company Profiles

  • AB ELEKTRONIK GMBH
  • ACCEL AB
  • ADVANCED MICROSENSORS INC.
  • ALBORG INSTRUMENTS & CONTROLS INC.
  • ALEPH AMERICA CORP.
  • ALL SENSORS CORP.
  • ALLEGRO MICROSYSTEMS INC.
  • ALLIANCE SENSORS GROUP
  • ALPS ELECTRIC CO. LTD.
  • AMERICAN ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS INC.
  • AMERICAN SENSOR TECHNOLOGIES INC.
  • AMETEK INC.
  • ams AG
  • ANALOG DEVICES INC.
  • APPLIED TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATES
  • APTINA IMAGING CORP.
  • ATI INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION
  • ATLANTIC INERTIAL SYSTEMS INC.
  • ATMEL CORP. (MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY INC.)
  • AUGUSTA INDUSTRIES INC.
  • AUTOLIV INC.
  • AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGY GMBH
  • AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGIES INTERNATIONAL INC.
  • AUTONICS CORP.
  • BALLUFF GMBH
  • BANNER ENGINEERING CORP.
  • BAUMER HOLDING AG
  • BeBOP SENSORS INC.
  • BEI SENSORS
  • BINSFELD ENGINEERING INC.
  • BLATEK INC.
  • BLIP SYSTEMS A/S
  • BOKAM ENGINEERING INC.
  • BORGWARNER BERU SYSTEMS GMBH
  • BOSCH SENSORTEC GMBH
  • BOURNS INC.
  • BOURNS SENSORS GMBH
  • CAMBRIDGE CMOS SENSORS LTD.
  • CANATU OY
  • CARLO GAVAZZI AUTOMATION SPA
  • CASCO PRODUCTS CORP.
  • CELERA MOTION
  • CHEMIMAGE SENSOR SYSTEMS
  • CITY TECHNOLOGY LTD.
  • CMOSIS BVBA
  • COGNEX CORP.
  • COLIBRYS SA
  • COMUS INTERNATIONAL BVBA
  • CONAX TECHNOLOGIES
  • CONDUCTIVE TECHNOLOGIES INC.
  • CONSUMER PHYSICS INC.
  • CONTELEC AG
  • CONTI TEMIC MICROELECTRONIC GMBH
  • CONTINENTAL AG
  • CONTRINEX AG
  • COOPER INSTRUMENTS & SYSTEMS
  • CORRSYS-DATRON SENSORSYSTEME GMBH
  • CROSS MATCH TECHNOLOGIES INC. (HID GLOBAL)
  • CROSSBOW TECHNOLOGY INC.
  • CTS CORP.
  • CUSTOM SENSORS & TECHNOLOGIES
  • CYBEROPTICS CORP.
  • CYNERGY3 COMPONENTS LTD.
  • D&R TECHNOLOGY LLC
  • DELPHI AUTOMOTIVE PLC
  • DELPHI CORP.
  • DENSO CORP.
  • DER EE ELECTRICAL INSTRUMENT CO. LTD.
  • E.S.I. ENVIRONMENTAL SENSORS INC.
  • E2V TECHNOLOGIES PLC
  • ECCRINE SYSTEMS INC.
  • EGIS TECHNOLOGY INC.
  • ELECTRICFIL AUTOMOTIVE
  • ELECTRO-SENSORS INC.
  • ELMOS SEMICONDUCTOR AG
  • ELOBAU GMBH & CO. KG
  • EMERSON PROCESS MANAGEMENT
  • ENDRESS+HAUSER INSTRUMENTS INTERNATIONAL AG
  • EPCOS AG
  • ESTERLINE TECHNOLOGIES CORP. (TRANSDIGM GROUP)
  • EXERGEN CORP.
  • FIGARO ENGINEERING
  • FINGERPRINT CARDS AB
  • FIRST SENSOR AG
  • FISO TECHNOLOGIES INC.
  • FLEXPOINT SENSOR SYSTEMS INC.
  • FLINTEC GMBH
  • FLIR SYSTEMS INC.
  • FLOW TECHNOLOGY INC.
  • FLOWLINE INC.
  • FLUID COMPONENTS INTERNATIONAL LLC
  • FORZA SILICON CORP.
  • FREESCALE SEMICONDUCTOR INC.
  • FUTEK ADVANCED SENSOR TECHNOLOGY INC.
  • G. LUFFT MESS-UND REGELTECHNIK GMBH
  • GALAXYCORE INC.
  • GE MEASUREMENT & CONTROL
  • GEMS SENSORS & CONTROLS
  • GENTAG INC.
  • GEORGE FISCHER AG
  • GPIXEL INC.
  • HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS KK
  • HAMLIN ELECTRONICS
  • HANS TURCK GMBH & CO. KG
  • HELLA KGAA HUECK & CO.
  • HIMAX TECHNOLOGIES
  • HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS LTD.
  • HMICRO INC.
  • HONEYWELL SENSING & CONTROLS
  • HSI SENSING INC.
  • I.G. BAUERHIN GMBH
  • IDEX ASA
  • IFM ELECTRONIC GMBH
  • INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG
  • INTEGRATED DEVICE TECHNOLOGY INC.
  • INTEGRATED SENSING SYSTEMS INC.
  • INTERFACE INC.
  • INTERLINK ELECTRONICS INC.
  • INTERNATIONAL SENSOR TECHNOLOGY
  • INTERSEMA SENSORIC SA (TE CONNECTIVITY)
  • INVENSENSE INC.
  • INVISAGE TECHNOLOGIES INC.
  • IR-TEC INTERNATIONAL LTD.
  • ISORG SA
  • JEWELL INSTRUMENTS LLC
  • JOHNSON CONTROLS INC.
  • J-TEC ASSOCIATES INC.
  • JUMO GMBH & CO. KG
  • KAMAN PRECISION PRODUCTS INC.
  • KAVLICO
  • KEIHIN CORP.
  • KELLER AG FUR DRUCKMESSTECHNIK
  • KELLER AMERICA INC.
  • KEY SAFETY SYSTEMS INC.
  • KEYENCE CORP.
  • KISTLER INSTRUMENTE GMBH
  • KWJ ENGINEERING INC.
  • LEDDARTECH INC.
  • LEUZE ELECTRONIC GMBH + CO. KG
  • LITTELFUSE INC.
  • LMI TECHNOLOGIES INC.
  • LOGOS TECHNOLOGIES LLC
  • LORD MICROSTRAIN SENSING SYSTEMS
  • LTI HOLDING GMBH & CO. KG
  • LUNA INNOVATIONS INC.
  • MADISON CO.
  • MAGNA INTERNATIONAL INC.
  • MASSA PRODUCTS CORP.
  • MAXBOTIX INC.
  • MAXIMATECC
  • MEASUREMENT SPECIALTIES INC.
  • MEGGITT SA
  • MELEXIS NV
  • MEMSIC INC.
  • METHODE ELECTRONICS INC.
  • MICRALYNE INC.
  • MICRO-EPSILON AMERICA LP
  • MICROMEM TECHNOLOGIES INC.
  • MICRON PRODUCTS INC.
  • MICRONAS SEMICONDUCTOR HOLDING AG
  • MICROSTRAIN INC.
  • MIDORI PRECISIONS CO. LTD.
  • MINDA STONERIDGE INSTRUMENTS LTD.
  • MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORP.
  • MIYAZAKI EPSON CORP.
  • MONNIT CORP.
  • MOOG CROSSBOW
  • MOTION SENSORS INC.
  • MTI INSTRUMENTS INC.
  • MTS SYSTEMS CORP.
  • MULTIDIMENSION TECHNOLOGY CO. LTD.
  • MURATA ELECTRONICS OY
  • MURATA MANUFACTURING CO. LTD.
  • MYDX INC.
  • NANOWEAR
  • NEXT BIOMETRICS GROUP ASA
  • NGK SPARK PLUG CO. LTD.
  • NIDEC ELESYS AMERICAS CORP.
  • NIPPON ALEPH CORP.
  • NIPPON CERAMIC CO. LTD.
  • NOVA BIOMEDICAL CORP.
  • NOVOTECHNIK U.S. INC.
  • NXP SEMICONDUCTORS NETHERLANDS BV
  • OCCIPITAL INC.
  • OCEAN OPTICS INC.
  • OMNIVISION TECHNOLOGIES INC.
  • OMRON CORP.
  • OMRON SCIENTIFIC TECHNOLOGIES INC.
  • ONCQUE CORP.
  • OPSENS SOLUTIONS INC.
  • OPTEK TECHNOLOGY INC.
  • OPTEX CO. LTD.
  • OSRAM OPTO SEMICONDUCTORS GMBH
  • PANASONIC ELECTRIC WORKS
  • PARKER HANNIFIN CORP.
  • PCB PIEZOTRONICS INC.
  • PEBBLES LTD.
  • PEPPERL+FUCHS
  • PERATECH HOLDCO LTD.
  • PHILIPS PHOTONICS (TRUMPF)
  • PIXART IMAGING INC.
  • PIXELPLUS CO. LTD.
  • PLK TECHNOLOGIES CO. LTD.
  • PREH GMBH
  • PRESSURE PROFILE SYSTEMS INC.
  • PROXIMION AB
  • PROXIMITY CONTROLS
  • QOREX LLC (PETROSPEC)
  • QUALTRE INC.
  • RAE SYSTEMS INC.
  • RAYTEK CORP. (FLUKE PROCESS INSTRUMENTS)
  • RDP ELECTROSENSE INC.
  • RED LION CONTROLS INC.
  • RFMICRON INC.
  • ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
  • ROCKWELL AUTOMATION INC.
  • ROSEMOUNT INC.
  • SCHRADER INTERNATIONAL INC.
  • SEMTECH CORP.
  • SENSANT CORP.
  • SENSATA TECHNOLOGIES BV
  • SENSATA TECHNOLOGIES INC.
  • SENSEOR SAS
  • SENSIRION AG
  • SENSITEC GMBH
  • SENSONOR TECHNOLOGIES AS
  • SENSOR PRODUCTS INC.
  • SENSOR SCIENTIFIC INC.
  • SENSOR TECHNOLOGY LTD.
  • SERVOFLO CORP.
  • SGX SENSORTECH (MA) LTD.
  • SHANGHAI NICERA SENSOR CO. LTD.
  • SHANGHAI TM AUTOMATION INSTRUMENTS CO. LTD.
  • SICK AG
  • SIEMENS MILLTRONICS PROCESS INSTRUMENT INC.
  • SILICON MICROSTRUCTURES INC.
  • SILICON SENSING SYSTEMS LTD.
  • SMITHS DETECTION INC.
  • SOFTKINETIC-OPTRIMA SA
  • SPEC SENSORS LLC
  • SSI TECHNOLOGIES INC.
  • STANDEX ELECTRONICS INC.
  • STANDEX-MEDER ELECTRONICS
  • STMICROELECTRONICS
  • STONERIDGE INC.
  • STRAIN MEASUREMENT DEVICES INC.
  • SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES LTD.
  • SWIFT SENSORS INC.
  • TACTUAL LABS CO.
  • TAKATA CORP.
  • TDK-EPC CORP.
  • TE CONNECTIVITY LTD.
  • TECHNOBIS FIBRE TECHNOLOGIES
  • TEKSCAN INC.
  • TELEDYNE MONITOR LABS INC.
  • TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INC.
  • THERM-O-DISC INC.
  • THIN FILM ELECTRONICS ASA
  • TOWER SEMICONDUCTOR LTD.
  • TRANSDUCER TECHNIQUES LLC
  • TRW AUTOMOTIVE HOLDINGS CORP. (ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG)
  • TT ELECTRONICS PLC
  • TURCK INC.
  • VALENCELL INC.
  • VALEO SA
  • VARIOHM EUROSENSOR LTD.
  • VELODYNE LIDAR INC.
  • VISHAY PRECISION GROUP
  • VISTEON CORP.
  • VKANSEE TECHNOLOGY INC.
  • WABASH TECHNOLOGIES
  • WATLOW ELECTRIC MANUFACTURING CO.
  • WINDAR PHOTONICS A/S
  • XENSOR CORP.
  • XYZ INTERACTIVE TECHNOLOGIES INC.
  • ZF ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS PLEASANT PRAIRIE LLC
  • ZHANGJIAGANG TM SENSOR CO. LTD.

List of Tables
Summary Table: Global Market for Robotic Sensors, by Region, Through 2025
Table 1: Key Trends in Robotic Sensors
Table 2: Global Market for Robotic Sensors, by Type of Sensor, Through 2025
Table 3: Global Market Shares of Robotic Sensors, by Type of Sensor, 2019
Table 4: Global Market for Vision Sensors in Robotics, by Region, Through 2025
Table 5: Global Market for Vision Sensors in Robotics, by Application Industry, Through 2025
Table 6: Global Market for Touch Sensors in Robotics, by Region, Through 2025
Table 7: Global Market for Touch Sensors in Robotics, by Application Industry, Through 2025
Table 8: Global Market for Hearing Sensors in Robotics, by Region, Through 2025
Table 9: Global Market for Hearing Sensors in Robotics, by Application Industry, Through 2025
Table 10: Global Market for Movement Sensors in Robotics, by Region, Through 2025
Table 11: Global Market for Movement Sensors in Robotics, by Application Industry, Through 2025
Table 12: Global Market for Robotic Sensors, by End-Use Sector, Through 2025
Table 13: Global Market for Robotic Sensors, by Application Industry, Through 2025
Table 14: Global Market for Robotic Sensors in Agricultural Applications, by Type of Sensor, Through 2025
Table 15: Global Market for Robotic Sensors in Agricultural Applications, by Region, Through 2025
Table 16: Global Market for Sensors for Robotic Appliances, by Type of Sensor, Through 2025
Table 17: Global Market for Sensors for Robotic Appliances, by Region, Through 2025
Table 18: Global Market for Robotic Sensors in Automotive Applications, by Type of Sensor, Through 2025
Table 19: Global Market for Robotic Sensors in Automotive Applications, by Region, Through 2025
Table 20: Global Market for Robotic Sensors in Healthcare Applications, by Type of Sensor, Through 2025
Table 21: Global Market for Robotic Sensors in Healthcare Applications, by Region, Through 2025
Table 22: Global Market for Robotic Sensors in Industrial Applications, by Type of Sensor, Through 2025
Table 23: Global Market for Robotic Sensors in Industrial Applications, by Region, Through 2025
Table 24: Global Market for Robotic Sensors in Logistics Applications, by Type of Sensor, Through 2025
Table 25: Global Market for Robotic Sensors in Logistics Applications, by Region, Through 2025
Table 26: Global Market for Robotic Sensors in Military Applications, by Type of Sensor, Through 2025
Table 27: Global Market for Robotic Sensors in Military Applications, by Region, Through 2025
Table 28: Global Market for Robotic Sensors, by Region, Through 2025
Table 29: North American Market for Robotic Sensors, by Type of Sensor, Through 2025
Table 30: North American Market for Robotic Sensors, by Application Industry, Through 2025
Table 31: European Market for Robotic Sensors, by Type of Sensor, Through 2025
Table 32: European Market for Robotic Sensors, by Application Industry, Through 2025
Table 33: Asia-Pacific Market for Robotic Sensors, by Type of Sensor, Through 2025
Table 34: Asia-Pacific Market for Robotic Sensors, by Application Industry, Through 2025
Table 35: Rest of the World Market for Robotic Sensors, by Type of Sensor, Through 2025
Table 36: Rest of the World Market for Robotic Sensors, by Application Industry, Through 2025
Table 37: Robotic Sensor Research
Table 38: Distribution Shares of Types of Market Opportunities for Robotic Sensors, by Application Industry, Through 2025

List of Figures
Summary Figure: Global Market for Robotic Sensors, by Region, 2019-2025
Figure 1: Global Market for Robotic Sensors, by Type of Sensor, 2019-2025
Figure 2: Global Market Shares of Robotic Sensors, by Type of Sensor, 2019
Figure 3: Global Market for Vision Sensors in Robotics, by Region, 2019-2025
Figure 4: Global Market for Vision Sensors in Robotics, by Application Industry, 2019-2025
Figure 5: Robotic Vision Sensor
Figure 6: Global Market for Touch Sensors in Robotics, by Region, 2019-2025
Figure 7: Global Market for Touch Sensors in Robotics, by Application Industry, 2019-2025
Figure 8: Touch Sensors for Robotics
Figure 9: Global Market for Hearing Sensors in Robotics, by Region, 2019-2025
Figure 10: Global Market for Hearing Sensors in Robotics, by Application Industry, 2019-2025
Figure 11: Hearing Sensors in Robotics
Figure 12: Global Market for Movement Sensors in Robotics, by Region, 2019-2025
Figure 13: Global Market for Movement Sensors in Robotics, by Application Industry, 2019-2025
Figure 14: Basic Movement Sensors for Robotics
Figure 15: Global Market for Robotic Sensors, by End-Use Sector, 2019-2025
Figure 16: Global Market for Robotic Sensors, by Application Industry, 2019-2025
Figure 17: Global Market for Robotic Sensors in Agricultural Applications, by Type of Sensor, 2019-2025
Figure 18: Global Market for Robotic Sensors in Agricultural Applications, by Region, 2019-2025
Figure 19: Lettuce Harvesting Robot
Figure 20: Apple Harvesting Robot
Figure 21: Weed Picking Robot
Figure 22: Global Market for Sensors for Robotic Appliances, by Type of Sensor, 2019-2025
Figure 23: Global Market for Sensors for Robotic Appliances, by Region, 2019-2025
Figure 24: Robotic Vacuum Cleaner
Figure 25: Global Market for Robotic Sensors in Automotive Applications, by Type of Sensor, 2019-2025
Figure 26: Global Market for Robotic Sensors in Automotive Applications, by Region, 2019-2025
Figure 27: Robotics in Automotive Manufacturing
Figure 28: Global Market for Market for Robotic Sensors in Healthcare Applications, by Type of Sensor, 2019-2025
Figure 29: Global Market for Robotic Sensors in Healthcare Applications, by Region, 2019-2025
Figure 30: Surgibots
Figure 31: Global Market for Robotic Sensors in Industrial Applications, by Type of Sensor, 2019-2025
Figure 32: Global Market for Robotic Sensors in Industrial Applications, by Region, 2019-2025
Figure 33: Industrial Robots
Figure 34: Global Market for Robotic Sensors in Logistics Applications, by Type of Sensor, 2019-2025
Figure 35: Global Market for Robotic Sensors in Logistics Applications, by Region, 2019-2025
Figure 36: Logistics Robots
Figure 37: Global Market for Robotic Sensors in Military Applications, by Type of Sensor, 2019-2025
Figure 38: Global Market for Robotic Sensors in Military Applications, by Region, 2019-2025
Figure 39: Exoskeleton for Military Purposes
Figure 40: Global Market for Robotic Sensors, by Region, 2019-2025
Figure 41: North American Market for Robotic Sensors, by Type of Sensor, 2019-2025
Figure 42: North American Market for Robotic Sensors, by Application Industry, 2019-2025
Figure 43: European Market for Robotic Sensors, by Type of Sensor, 2019-2025
Figure 44: European Market for Robotic Sensors, by Application Industry, 2019-2025
Figure 45: European Market for Robotic Sensors, by Country
Figure 46: Asia-Pacific Market for Robotic Sensors, by Type of Sensor, 2019-2025
Figure 47: Asia-Pacific Market for Robotic Sensors, by Application Industry, 2019-2025
Figure 48: Rest of the World Market for Robotic Sensors, by Type of Sensor, 2019-2025
Figure 49: Rest of the World Market for Robotic Sensors, by Application Industry, 2019-2025

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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • AB Elektronik Gmbh
  • Colibrys Sa
  • Ge Measurement & Control
  • Logos Technologies Llc
  • Omron Corp.
  • Sensor Products Inc.
  • MORE

Robotic sensing is a branch of robotic science that seeks to provide sensing capabilities for robots so that robots become more human-like. Robotic sensing primarily gives robots the ability to see, touch, hear, and shift, and uses environmental feedback algorithms. Sensors used in robots have brought them to the next stage of innovation. Most importantly, the sensors have largely enhanced robots' performance. This also allows the robots to perform different tasks like a human being. As with tactile sensing, an object description can be obtained. In all applications, sensors, which are key enablers for the evolving robotics revolution, must play a role. The preceding two digital and technological revolutions launched the first two technologies, with the other one still missing in sensing. Mobiles and automobiles were instrumental in the maturation of acoustic, optical, and positional sensors, while new categories of sensors such as touch, microwave, and environment serve drones and robots.

Environmental or external robotic sensors are classified as exteroceptive, reflecting observations of the robotic appliance's environment and objects in it. Internal robotic sensors are classified as proprioceptive, in that they provide the appliance with a sense of self or internal state. This is done by measuring values internal to the system such as power availability and component position, among others. Sensors are also either active, in that they transfer energy, or passive in that they receive energy.

While there are a wide variety of sensors applicable to these robotic applications, they can be grouped into four major categories:

  • Vision (requiring optical and image processing sensors)
  • Touch (tactile sensors, requiring signal processing for contact detection and interpretation)
  • Hearing (audio sensors and signal processing)
  • Movement (motion and direction sensors with guidance systems)

As the technologies to activate these functions evolve, so do the sensors and the capabilities of robotics. For example, enhanced three-dimensional imaging sensors are being used to improve everything from warehouse stocking to surgical support in operations. As robotic appliances take on less predictable tasks, moving them away from the assembly line and into other environments, it is crucial that sensors continue to improve their capabilities. On the assembly line, as well, advances in sensory perception have improved safety, accelerating the pace of industrial automation.

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  • AB Elektronik Gmbh
  • Accel Ab
  • Advanced Microsensors Inc.
  • Alborg Instruments & Controls Inc.
  • Aleph America Corp.
  • All Sensors Corp.
  • Allegro Microsystems Inc.
  • Alliance Sensors Group
  • Alps Electric Co. Ltd.
  • American Electronic Components Inc.
  • American Sensor Technologies Inc.
  • Ametek Inc.
  • AMS Ag
  • Analog Devices Inc.
  • Applied Technology Associates
  • Aptina Imaging Corp.
  • Ati Industrial Automation
  • Atlantic Inertial Systems Inc.
  • Atmel Corp. (Microchip Technology Inc.)
  • Augusta Industries Inc.
  • Autoliv Inc.
  • Automation Technology Gmbh
  • Automotive Technologies International Inc.
  • Autonics Corp.
  • Balluff Gmbh
  • Banner Engineering Corp.
  • Baumer Holding Ag
  • Bebop Sensors Inc.
  • Bei Sensors
  • Binsfeld Engineering Inc.
  • Blatek Inc.
  • Blip Systems A/S
  • Bokam Engineering Inc.
  • Borgwarner Beru Systems Gmbh
  • Bosch Sensortec Gmbh
  • Bourns Inc.
  • Bourns Sensors Gmbh
  • Cambridge Cmos Sensors Ltd.
  • Canatu Oy
  • Carlo Gavazzi Automation Spa
  • Casco Products Corp.
  • Celera Motion
  • Chemimage Sensor Systems
  • City Technology Ltd.
  • Cmosis Bvba
  • Cognex Corp.
  • Colibrys Sa
  • Comus International Bvba
  • Conax Technologies
  • Conductive Technologies Inc.
  • Consumer Physics Inc.
  • Contelec Ag
  • Conti Temic Microelectronic Gmbh
  • Continental Ag
  • Contrinex Ag
  • Cooper Instruments & Systems
  • Corrsys-Datron Sensorsysteme Gmbh
  • Cross Match Technologies Inc. (Hid Global)
  • Crossbow Technology Inc.
  • CTS Corp.
  • Custom Sensors & Technologies
  • Cyberoptics Corp.
  • Cynergy3 Components Ltd.
  • D&R Technology Llc
  • Delphi Automotive Plc
  • Delphi Corp.
  • Denso Corp.
  • Der Ee Electrical Instrument Co. Ltd.
  • E.S.I. Environmental Sensors Inc.
  • E2V Technologies Plc
  • Eccrine Systems Inc.
  • Egis Technology Inc.
  • Electricfil Automotive
  • Electro-Sensors Inc.
  • Elmos Semiconductor Ag
  • Elobau Gmbh & Co. Kg
  • Emerson Process Management
  • Endress+Hauser Instruments International Ag
  • Epcos Ag
  • Esterline Technologies Corp. (Transdigm Group)
  • Exergen Corp.
  • Figaro Engineering
  • Fingerprint Cards Ab
  • First Sensor Ag
  • Fiso Technologies Inc.
  • Flexpoint Sensor Systems Inc.
  • Flintec Gmbh
  • Flir Systems Inc.
  • Flow Technology Inc.
  • Flowline Inc.
  • Fluid Components International Llc
  • Forza Silicon Corp.
  • Freescale Semiconductor Inc.
  • Futek Advanced Sensor Technology Inc.
  • G. Lufft Mess-Und Regeltechnik Gmbh
  • Galaxycore Inc.
  • Ge Measurement & Control
  • Gems Sensors & Controls
  • Gentag Inc.
  • George Fischer Ag
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  • Ocean Optics Inc.
  • Omnivision Technologies Inc.
  • Omron Corp.
  • Omron Scientific Technologies Inc.
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  • Optek Technology Inc.
  • Optex Co. Ltd.
  • Osram Opto Semiconductors Gmbh
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  • Rdp Electrosense Inc.
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  • Robert Bosch Gmbh
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  • Sensata Technologies Inc.
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  • Sensirion Ag
  • Sensitec Gmbh
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  • Sensor Scientific Inc.
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  • Technobis Fibre Technologies
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