Interact Analysis predicts this long-term growth will be mostly driven by demand from the electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing industry.
Despite numerous acquisitions, the mobile robot market is in fact not consolidating, and more companies pop up each year.
The Collaborative Robotics Sector continues to evolve with the addition of smaller platforms, as well as systems capable of handling much heavier payloads. Mobile collaborative robots are also under development.
While articulated robots represent the biggest single market opportunity for robotics enabling tech providers, Interact Analysis’ Tim Dawson believes component suppliers should place greater emphasis on the more ‘open’, and burgeoning, collaborative robotics sector.
Business, technological, and social drivers, as well as the Covid pandemic, have had an accelerative effect on the mobile robotics sector, particularly for autonomous mobile robots (AMRs). Deployments are up and increasing rapidly, and you can expect more of the same in the future.
Sami Atiya, CEO, ABB Robotics and Verónica Pascual, CEO, ASTI Mobile Robotics discuss ABB’s acquisition of ASTI. Interact Analysis’ Ash Sharma also weighs in.
ABB, a key supplier of industrial robots, extends its offering portfolio to include AMRs and AGVs. Other industrial automation providers – and not limited only to robotics suppliers – are sure to follow suit.
Zebra Technologies announced that it would be acquiring autonomous mobile robotics supplier Fetch Robotics. Interact Analysis’ Ash Sharma breaks it all down.
While third-party logistics (3PLs) companies have offered Fulfillment–as–a–Service (FaaS) for years, automation technology vendors are now beginning to provide FaaS solutions along with their more traditional technologies, products and services offerings.
As application opportunities increase, the mobile robotics sector continues to expand rapidly, with funding to start-ups continuing, and larger established technology companies, including AGV suppliers, entering the market with solutions developed in-house or acquired. As standardization and commoditization looms, companies emphasize SW, RaaS and specialization as differentiators.
Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) deployments are up substantially, with more to come. As the technology has proven to deliver business value, many new adopters are skipping long term pilot projects and moving directly to partial or full roll-outs.
Market research and consultancy firm Interact Analysis estimates that worldwide revenues for mobile robots will reach US $2.4B in 2020, representing a 45% increase for AMRs and 11% for AGVs over 2019. But that is only the beginning.
Building on the success of the inaugural series, the RoboBusiness Direct Fall program will once again have robotics industry experts addressing critical robotics business development issues through an integrated series of online presentations and continuing media coverage and analysis.
Even before the advent of the Covid-19, autonomous mobile robot companies, notably those producing robots for use in e-commerce fulfillment centers, factories and warehousing, were experiencing a boom in investment. The pandemic is only accelerating investments in the AMR market.
Interact Analysis’ Rueben Scriven reviews the grocery warehouse automation market in the context of Ocado, and discusses the likely impact of COVID-19 on the growth potential of the company and the sector overall.
In 2019, overall robot market revenues experienced negative growth for the first time in many years affected by the global manufacturing downturn and reduced demand in major end industries such as automotive and electronics. However, the collaborative robot market still maintains a high growth rate of more than 30% (32.1% in revenue term and 31.3%…
Robotics and materials handling applications are driving demand for motion control products, says Interact Analysis.
A ‘perfect storm’ of e-commerce demand, low unemployment and technology maturation is driving growth.
Large-scale projects in warehouse automation could see a revenue dip in 2021, but that provides opportunities for smaller robotics companies.
Robotics industry leaders sit down with us at the RBR Studio.
Interact Analysis’ Ash Sharma to present on the future of mobile robots at CRO Summit event.
This infographic summarizes findings from a recent report that found that SMEs will drive continued growth in the fragmented cobot market.