Interact Analysis expects annual shipments will jump from less than 2,000 in 2022, to just above 50,000 by the end of the decade.
Industrial robots, particularly those in the automotive industry, complement human workers rather than replace them.
Latest warehouse automation trends reveal the market has been on a tear in recent years, driven by the need to augment operations with flexible automation to weather the next supply chain shock and address critical labor shortages.
NVIDIA announces new features and capabilities that support the acceleration and growth of AI-based solutions for robotics and simulation.
Despite numerous acquisitions, the mobile robot market is in fact not consolidating, and more companies pop up each year.
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.
Field tests affirm the wearable, lightweight, non-powered HeroWear Apex exosuit device lends flexible support for heavy lifting.
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.
Researchers, including Ken Goldberg’s team at UC Berkley, are hard at work developing robotic systems that assist surgeons by automating routine, often tedious subtasks common to all surgical procedures.
The next production revolution will be a boon for a global economy that is sputtering and experiencing lagging growth and investment. This new technology wave should lead to a virtuous cycle of increased investment, higher productivity, more spending, and more investment.
In this podcast, Association for Advancing Automation’s president Jeff Burnstein comments on 2020 Robotics Sales for North America. Also, Canvas founders discuss their robotic drywall solution.
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.
Industrial Robot’s Joanne Pransky interviews Hugh Herr, head of the Biomechatronics Research Group and Center for Extreme Bionics at MIT, about the challenges and joys of developing and commercializing robotic prostheses.
China has witnessed significant robotics sales and investment in 2020, a continuation of an earlier pattern. Still, young Chinese robotics companies face many challenges including a price sensitive domestic market, relatively low labor wages, trade conflicts and geopolitical tensions.
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.
The Covid-19 pandemic has broadened the use case for food and grocery delivery services, and enhanced their value proposition. The same can be said for autonomous food and grocery delivery, but significant, business, technological, social and political challenges remain which the accelerative effects of the Covid-19 pandemic do not ameliorate.
Trade conflicts, geopolitical tensions, and now the COVID-19 crisis, is putting global supply chain at risk, and as a result companies are expected to reverse the multi-decade trend of offshoring. As robotics and automation becomes more capable, cheaper, and easier to implement, the technology is likely to accelerate reshoring initiatives.
Monash University’s Dr. Nicole Robinson explains how social robots can play a role in diet and weight reduction without the need for human intervention.
Cloud computing represents the most important horizontal innovation for the robotics industry to date, with the market for robot-related services powered by cloud computing reaching US$157.8 billion in annual revenue by 2030.
A new study co-authored by an MIT economist Daron Acemoglu shows firms that move quickly to use robots tend to add workers to their payroll, while industry job losses are more concentrated in firms that make this change more slowly.
LogisticsIQ expects the overall revenues from the Warehouse Automation Market to increase from US $13 billion in 2018 to reach US $27 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 11.7% (2019 to 2025).
MIT economist Daron Acemoglu’s new research puts a number on the job costs of automation.