This report presents an overview of the robotics market and its interactions with other emerging technologies and digital trends.

In presenting the major technological stakes of robotics, it focuses on existing and emerging technologies for robotics sensors, actuators, robot behaviours, communication and user interfaces.

The report proceeds to an analysis of the key robotics use cases, existing and emerging in various vertical industries : manufacturing, logistics, healthcare, agriculture and consumer markets.

An analysis of the interactions of robotics with other emerging technologies (artificial intelligence, 5G, IoT, augmented and virtual reality) is provided, as well as a vision of the impact of the digital transformation trends – Industry 4.0, smart agriculture, connected health, autonomous cars – on the development of robotics.

The market report provides market forecasts in value for the robotics market up to 2030 with breakdowns by vertical industries and use cases.

Table of contents

1. Executive Summary
• Key Findings

2. Key Definitions and Technologies
2.1. Key Definitions
2.2. Key Technologies
2.3. Sensor Technologies
2.4. Actuation Technologies
2.5. Robot Behaviours
2.6. Robot M2M Communication
2.7. Robot-Human Machine Interfaces

3. Markets and Players Overview
3.1 Value Chain and Markets
3.2 List of key players
3.3 Robotics in Manufacturing
• Case studies: Traditional industrial robots – Collaborative robots – Exoskeletons
3.4 Robotics in Logistics
• Case studies: Warehouse automation – Last-mile delivery
3.5 Robotics in Healthcare
• Case studies: Robot-assisted surgeries- Telepresence robots – Rehabilitation Exoskeleton
3.6 Robotics in Agriculture
• Case studies: Farm automation and field robots – Fiel farming robots – Milking robots
3.7 General Service Robots
• Case studies: Domestic robots – Industrial cleaning robots
3.8 Military Robots

4. Market Vision and Forecasts
4.1 Robotics and Emerging Technologies
4.2 Robotics and Digital Trends
4.3 Market Development Factors
4.4 Market Forecasts

List of tables and figures

List of tables and figures

1. Executive Summary
• Robotics is benefiting from both the development of key emerging technologies, and the digital transformation of industries
• Robotics sales per vertical industry, 2018 – 2030

2. Key Definitions and Technologies
• Robotics markets and applications
• Robotics technology areas
• Average price of IoT sensors, 2004 – 2020
• Lidar average price (USD) and growth rate, 2007 – 2020
• Object recognition advances enabled by deep learning
• Type of robot actuators
• From specific end effector (wielding robot) to generic precise end effectors (robot hands)
• Soft robots
• Exoskeleton deployment in car assembly lines
• Robotics autonomy extends from full remote control in unknown, critical conditions to full autonomy in highly predictable  environments with no human involvement
• Collaborative robots in manufacturing
• Robot training by operator
• Performances of communication technologies
• Perspective of 5G capabilities
• Robot remote control through virtual reality equipment
• Visualisation of robot trajectory in augmented reality
• Error rate evolution for speech recognition

3. Markets and Players Overview
• Main robotics markets
• Robotics value chain
• Market leaders and trend makers
• Typical players in Manufacturing
• Typical players in Logistics
• Typical players in Healthcare
• Typical players in Agriculture
• Typical players in General service robots
• Typical players in Military robots

4. Market Vision and Forecasts
• Number of 5G SIM cards worldwide
• Global IoT market, 2015-2022
• Sales of autonomous cars (level 5)
• Installed base in the agriculture market, 2018-2025, per segment, worldwide
• Worldwide revenue of connected healthcare services, 2015-2021
• Robotics sales per vertical industry, 2018 – 2030
• Unit sales of manufacturing and logistics robots, 2018-2030
• Sales of healthcare robots, 2018-2030

Geographic area



  • 6 River Systems
  • ABB Robotics
  • Amazon Robotics (Kiva)
  • Avidbots
  • BAE Systems
  • Boston Dynamics
  • Cyberdyne
  • DeepField Robotics (Bosch)
  • DeLaval
  • Dyson
  • EBP Supply Solutions
  • Ecorobotics
  • Ecovacs
  • Ekso Bionics
  • FedEx
  • General Atomics Aeronautical Systems
  • G-NIUS
  • Intuitive
  • iRobot
  • iRobot
  • John Deere
  • Kawazaki Robotics
  • Kinze
  • Kompai Robotics
  • Kuka
  • Lely
  • Locus
  • Medtronic
  • Rex Bionics
  • Robotnik
  • Samsung
  • Startship
  • Thales
  • Universal Robotics
  • Verb Surgical (Johnson & Johnson+Google)

Other details

  • Reference: M19610MRA
  • Delivery: on the DigiWorld Interactive platform
  • Languages available: English
  • Tags: 5G, agriculture, Artificial Intelligence, augmented reality, autonomous cars, Connected health, consumer markets, digital transformation, emerging technologies, healthcare, Industry 4.0, iot, logistics, manufacturing, robotics, smart agriculture, virtual reality

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