Mobile robots assure additional flexibility to end-users in agricultural, medical and surgical, security, defense and ocean and space applications. Mobile robots have found wide applications in industry, military and security environments. Additionally, they are used as consumer products for entertainment and domestic applications. The mobile robotics market is divided into four major segments based on product types: Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs) including Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs), Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs), and Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs). The market has witnessed a wide adoption of mobile robots in industrial applications for warehousing and distribution, painting and depainting, and coating and dispensing.
However, domestic robots for cleaning and maintenance are progressively more ordinary in residences in countries such as the U.S., France, Germany, and Japan. . Decrease in turnaround time with an increase in operational efficiency by re-applying labor from moving goods to higher-value tasks gives mobile robots an additional advantage over conventional robots. With technological advancements, the robotics industry is expected to observe commercialization of automated cars. This would further fuel the demand for mobile robots.
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A recently released report by Transparency Market Research (TMR) forecasts that the global mobile robotics market will expand at a healthy CAGR of 12.6% between 2013 and 2019. TMR, a market intelligence firm in its report states that by 2020, the global mobile robotics market, which in 2012 was valued at US$6249.6 million, is anticipated to reach US$14202.2 million by the end of the forecast period. The report titled ‘Mobile Robotics Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 – 2019s’ is available for sale on the company website. According to this TMR report, the key factors driving the global mobile robotics market are integration of mobile robots with mobile technologies, surging venture capital investments in service robotics companies, and increasing funds and grants by governments. Mobile robotics are mainly used in industrial activities such as warehousing distribution and logistics, inspection activities, painting and de-painting, and assembly operations.
Different applications of mobile robotics include logistics (warehousing and distribution), medical and healthcare, military and defense, field applications such as agricultural, mining, forest harvesting, domestic application such as cleaning and entertaining and others including coating and dispensing, and painting and depainting. Decreasing price of sensors and cameras and availability of open source platforms is propelling the demand for domestic robots, including vacuum cleaners and lawn mowers in personal service application segment.
The robotics industry has witnessed grants and funds from local governments to obtain an edge over others in the competitive environment. Moreover, this industry has observed investment from venture capital (VC) investors in drone-related startups owing to increase in demand for drones. Integration of mobile robots with mobile technologies, other smart products, and appliances is further expected to boost the sales of mobile robots in domestic application segment.