Robotics

Robotics - Market Research and Insights

Robotics have been used for decades in manufacturing with the automotive industry having led this revolution. However, the industry is entering a major new growth cycle and transformation: rising labor costs and a lack of availability of workers is driving industries to implement robotics to remain competitive by reducing costs and improving efficiencies.

Collaborative robots could potentially be the “next big thing” for the industry’s evolution, enabling robots and humans to work alongside one another in both production lines and logistics environments. Human-robot collaboration (HRC) has the potential to transform manufacturing further, but the pace of this remains to be seen, despite the current hype.

Like industrial robots, mobile robots have long been used to aid manufacturing, with automated guided vehicles – or AGVs – helping to reduce human labor by transporting materials around a production facility. This market however is also undergoing a major transformation currently. Firstly, simple AGVs are being replaced by more advanced autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) that do not need a physical guidance system, which enables faster deployment and much greater flexibility in routing. Secondly, the booming e-Commerce sector has fuelled demand for robotics in logistics and warehousing as retailers compete to provide consumers with next-day or even same-day delivery amidst a backdrop of rising labor costs. Internet giant, Amazon was a pioneer in this approach and its acquisition of leading mobile robot vendor Kiva left a major technology gap and vacuum that has been filled by dozens of start-ups.

Interact Analysis’ research leadership has close to 100 years’ experience in technology research and has deep roots in the industrial automation and robotics industries. In fact, our analysts have been providing detailed and quality market research on this sector for more than 20 years, making us world-class experts on the topic.

Latest Robotics Research

The Industrial Robot Market – 2019
The Industrial Robot Market - 2019
After more than 6 months researching the industry, this updated report analyzes the market by robot type, payload, application, industry ... Read More
The Collaborative Robot Market – 2019
The Collaborative Robot Market - 2019
An updated analysis on the market based on over 30 in-depth interviews and a highly detailed database ... Read More
The North American Market for Palletizers – 2019
The North American Market for Palletizers - 2019
A new report produced to help those involved in palletizing explore the market by palletizer type, region, and industry ... Read More
Mobile Robots – 2019
Mobile Robots - 2019
An updated analysis of AGVs & AMRs used in manufacturing & logistics ... Read More

Latest Insights

Robots And Drones Are Now Used To Fight COVID-19 (Forbes)
Robots And Drones Are Now Used To Fight COVID-19 (Forbes)
Robots And Drones Are Now Used To Fight COVID-19 (Forbes) was last modified: March 20th, 2020 by Interact Analysis ... Read More
COVID-19 Will Cause Long-term Behavioural Shift in Consumer Habits – With Strong Implications for Warehouse Automation Providers
COVID-19 Will Cause Long-term Behavioural Shift in Consumer Habits - With Strong Implications for Warehouse Automation Providers
Not all sectors of the economy will be damaged by the current Coronavirus pandemic. As in wartime, some industries will ... Read More
Coronavirus tests warehousing models as UK Supermarkets ask customers to stop stockpiling (SHD Logistics)
Coronavirus tests warehousing models as UK Supermarkets ask customers to stop stockpiling (SHD Logistics)
Coronavirus tests warehousing models as UK Supermarkets ask customers to stop stockpiling (SHD Logistics) was last modified: March 20th, 2020 ... Read More
Robotic Fork Trucks Set for Lift Off
Robotic Fork Trucks Set for Lift Off
Whilst mobile robots used in ecommerce and fulfilment centers – or ‘bots’ as they’re sometimes known – have received most ... Read More

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