Robotics: Technologies and Global Markets - new market research report published
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The global demand for robots and robot-related products was worth around $21 billion in 2010. The market is expected to grow to nearly $22 billion in 2011 and $30 billion by 2016, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.7% between 2011 and 2016.The Asian market will show the largest growth over the forecast period. This sector is valued at
nearly $7 billion in 2011 and is expected to increase at a 7.2% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) to reach nearly $11 billion in 2016.The North American market is estimated to reach nearly $5 billion in 2011 and is expected to increase at a 2.7% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) to reach nearly $6 billion in 2016.In early April 2011, Leon Panetta, then serving as head of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, met with Lieutenant General Ahmed Shuja Pasha, his counterpart at Pakistan´s intelligence service. A decade earlier, Pasha´s complaint would have sounded like science fiction. He warned Panetta that America was killing too many Pakistanis with flying robots. It is doubtful that Pasha used the term flying robots to refer to the armed Predator unmanned aerial vehicles that U.S. forces routinely used to hunt Al-Qaeda fighters. It is even more unlikely that Panetta revealed that the Predators were not the only type of flying robots operating in Pakistani airspace.About the time of their meeting, possibly during the meeting itself, a Lockheed Martin RQ-170 Sentinel was circling in the vicinity of Abbottabad, adjacent to Pakistan´s equivalent of the U.S. Army´s West Point Military Academy. Nicknamed the Beast of Kandahar, the Sentinel´s quarry was Al-Qaeda´s illusive and soon-to-be executed leader Osama Bin Laden, the master mind of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States that ignited the free world´s war on terrorism.The success of flying robots-the Pentagon favors the term unmanned aerial vehicles(UAVs)-is the most visible part of the larger story regarding the sudden appearance of robots away from the factory floor. The goal of this study is to examine and provide a comprehensive dollar-value forecast for the robotics industry as it moves aggressively forward into the second decade of the 21st century.The objective of this study is twofold: First, it will focus on key developments in robotics that have occurred since 2009, when we published our most recent study of the robotics industry. Second, it will present 2011-2016 forecasts for the industry on a global, regional, and industry-segmented basis. To that end, this study presents market demand forecasts for the:Four regional markets that account for the sale of virtually all robots
Six types of robots
16 industries that are most reliant on robots
26 end-user applications or tasks that robots perform
Four categories of robot-related productsIn addition to forecasts presented as easy-to-comprehend tables, this study includes chapters devoted to recent developments in basic and advanced robotic technologies, information about key industry participants, and a patent analysis.INTENDED AUDIENCEThe 2011 edition of Robotics: Technologies and Global Markets provides a current assessment of the state-of-the-art in the global robotics industry, focusing on changes since the 2009 edition of this study.The information on recent developments in robotic technology and the market-specific product demand forecasts will be especially useful for senior executive and government policymakers involved with the following industries:Aerospace
Chemical and fuel processing
Commercial building maintenance
Consumer products manufacturing
Defense-related governmental activities
Education and research
Medicine and surgery
Non-defense governmental activities
Textile and clothing manufacturingSCOPE AND FORMATRobotics: Technologies and Global Markets provides both a review of recent key developments in robotics and a comprehensive set of 2011 to 2016 market demand forecasts presented as easy-to-comprehend tables. The study is divided into 18 chapters containing 128 tables, the bulk of which present forecasts.Chapters One and Two are the Introduction and Summary of the report.Chapter Three offers a broad-stroke review of the history and current state of the robotics industry. It emphasizes key developments that mark the evolution of robots and explains why and how they have collectively come to be identified as a distinct class of machine, separate from automated machine tools with which they have much in common.Chapter Four reviews the six basic types of robots: industrial, domestic service, professional service, security, space, and military robots.Chapter Five describes the basic technology and components (e.g., power supplies, end effectors) that are required on all types of robots. Topics have been updated to reflect research completed or undertaken since April 2009Chapter Six focuses on advanced technologies and components, such as vision and collision avoidance systems that enable robots to work in close proximity to humans and in unstructured and mobile environments. As with the previous chapter, topics have been updated to reflect research completed or undertaken since April 2009.Chapter Seven steps away from the technological aspects of robotics and focuses on the broader economic, national policy, and industrial development issues that support, and in some cases, impede the adoption of robotic technology.Chapter Eight introduces the six types of robots that dominate the industry:Domestic service robots
Professional service robots
Space robotsChapter Nine examines the demand for robots in the four major marketing regions:The North American Free Trade Zone (i.e., Canada, Mexico, the U.S.)
The 27-nation European Union trade zone
The Asian region, which is comprised of the major Pacific Rim countries
Other marketsChapters Ten to Fifteen separately address technical issues and present 2011-2016 forecasts for each of the six types of robots introduced in Chapter 5. Each chapter contains a table listing the key industry and academic participants.Chapter Sixteen shifts the analysis to robotic applications, meaning the 26 most commonly performed tasks assigned to iron-collar workers.Chapter Seventeen highlights the organizations that have had the greatest influence on the robotics business, as well as those that have also positioned themselves to guide the industry as it continues to rapidly evolve. Background information is provided on what we consider to be the most influential members of the robotics community.Chapter Eighteen offers a developmental perspective of the robotics industry, as documented by its patent history. This chapter has been updated to identify more than 630 new robot-related patents issued since publication of the previous edition of this study in April 2009. Abstracts are provided for key U.S. patents issued from 1976 through April 2011. The chapter concludes with a chronological list of key patents issued from the early 1970s onward.ROBOTS NOT INCLUDED IN THIS INDUSTRYThis study excludes software applications known as Internet robots, automated machine tools, and machines that provide "intelligent assistance," including medical devices and active prosthetics. Mechatronics, a newly emerging field discussed in the 2009 edition of this study, has expanded into a technological field distinct from robotics, and for this reason, it is omitted from this edition. Robot kits for hobbyists have also been omitted. Finally, because this study focuses exclusively on the product level, it omits robot-related engineering and systems integration services.Chapters from this report can be purchased separately. Please contact us to find out more about this offer.
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