Collaborative Robots

This report encompasses the global market for collaborative robots (cobots).  The market adoption for cobots varies considerably by industry sector.  This report includes revenues of hardware, software, and services for cobots and covers different payloads (up to 5 kg, >5-10 kg, and >10 kg ), and different arm types (articulated, parallel/delta, dual-arm, SCARA).

Manufacturers across all vertical industries are constantly re-examining their production processes and automated equipment in an effort to find ways to introduce more flexibility into their production systems.  This global market analysis includes market shares and market forecasts for regions, industries, and revenue categories.   

Collaborative Robots: Connected Manufacturing Lines Drive Cobots Market 

Cobots will become a key source of information on the factory floor.  The collection of data, however, is just one part of the task.  Manufacturers will have to implement systems to organize and analyze all of this information in order to act on it.  Big Data analysis will become a competitive differentiator.

As cobots become connected to internal systems for data collection, cybersecurity risks increase.  Manufacturers will be forced to ad-dress vulnerabilities in their processes and invest heavily in cybersecurity to ensure safe, reliable production.

Cobots have countless applications and are widely used in packaging, pick & place, material handling, quality testing, and assembly/disassembly.  Other applications where cobots are applied, but used less frequently, include machine tending, welding, painting (for small parts), inspection, and medical assist.  Today’s cobots act more like partners, providing factory managers with flexible solutions that can easily be adapted to multiple automation requirements.

Collaborative Robots Strategic Issues

Collaborative Robots Market TrendsIn addition to providing a five-year market forecast, the Collaborative Robots market research report provides detailed quantitative current market data and addresses key strategic issues as follows.

Strategic Issue for Vendors: Need to Develop Integrated Strategies for Human-robot Collaboration

To get the full benefit from human-robot collaboration, manufacturers must develop integrated strategies that combine data analytics, design thinking, anthropological workflow design, and a new partnership ecosystem.  Manufacturing and robotics are natural companions, and single-arm robot installations on a factory floor are very popular.  The new breed of robots, however, is more mobile, is more integrated with human activities, and, most importantly, can learn new skills and generate new insights or thoughts on the job.  These smart and new-generation robots are not confined to a single workspace or task; they can both learn from and generate the real-time data that flows through control, planning, and logistics systems.

Strategic Issue for Users: Need to Improve Energy Efficiency through Automation 

Holistic energy efficiency strategies evaluate the potential energy savings in the upstream and downstream processes affected by investments in capital equipment.  The return on investment of machinery based on energy consumption, productivity improvements, and impact on infrastructure has a large effect on buying decisions.  Users need to automate assembly, pick & place, packaging, material handling, and machine tending lines where a large number of collaborative robots can be applied for huge energy-saving potentials.  

Strategic Issue for All Market Participants: COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 outbreak has caused disruptions to global supply chains and business operations.  While the pandemic did not impact the 2019 demand for cobots, the market projections do take into account industry trends with ARC’s best estimates for how COVID-19 will impact the cobots market in different industries.  

Collaborative Robots Study Formats and Editions Available

This market study may be purchased as an Excel Workbook and/or as a PDF File.  The Workbook has some unique features such as the ability to view data in local currency.  Regional studies include country and industry market data.  Country studies include market trends and industry data.  Studies and formats available are listed below:

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North America (includes country data) Yes No
Latin America (includes country data) Yes No
Europe, Middle East, Africa (includes country data) Yes No
Asia (includes country data) Yes No
Country Profiles (includes Country Data) No Yes

Countries included in each region.

Table of contents for these studies is shown in the following paragraphs.

Worldwide Research Focus Areas

Strategic Analysis

  • Major Trends
  • Industry Trends
  • Regional Trends
  • OEM Trends
  • Strategies for Success

Competitive Analysis

  • Market Shares of the Leading Suppliers
  • Market Shares by Region
    • North America
    • Europe, Middle East, Africa
    • Asia
    • Latin America
  • Market Shares by Revenue Category
    • Hardware
    • Software
    • Services
  • Market Shares by Payload Type
    • Up to 5 kg
    • >5-10 kg
    • >10 kg
  • Market Shares by Arm Type
    • Articulated
    • Parallel/Delta
    • Dual-arm
    • SCARA
  • Market Shares by Application
    • Assembly/Deassembly
    • Coating/Painting
    • Inspecting/Measuring
    • Machine Trending
    • Material Handling
    • Medical Assist
    • Packaging
    • Pick & Place
    • Quality Testing
    • Welding
  • Market Shares by Industry
    • Aerospace & Defense
    • Automotive
    • Buildings
    • Cement & Glass
    • Chemical
    • Electric Power Generation
    • Electronics & Electrical
    • Fabricated Metals
    • Food & Beverage
    • Machinery
    • Mining
    • Oil & Gas
    • Pharmaceutical & Biotech
    • Plastic & Rubber
    • Pulp & Paper
    • Semiconductors
    • Water & Wastewater
  • Market Shares by Sales Channel
  • Market Shares by Customer Type

Market Forecasts & HIstories

  • Total Shipments of Collaborative Robots
  • Shipments by Region
    • North America
    • Europe, Middle East, Africa
    • Asia
    • Latin America
  • Shipments by Revenue Category
    • Hardware
    • Software
    • Services
  • Shipments by Payload Type
    • Up to 5 kg
    • >5-10 kg
    • >10 kg
  • Shipments by Arm Type
    • Articulated
    • Parallel/Delta
    • Dual-arm
    • SCARA
  • Shipments by Application
    • Assembly/Deassembly
    • Coating/Painting
    • Inspecting/Measuring
    • Machine Trending
    • Material Handling
    • Medical Assist
    • Packaging
    • Pick & Place
    • Quality Testing
    • Welding
  • Shipments by Industry
    • Aerospace & Defense
    • Automotive
    • Buildings
    • Cement & Glass
    • Chemical
    • Electric Power Generation
    • Electronics & Electrical
    • Fabricated Metals
    • Food & Beverage
    • Machinery
    • Mining
    • Oil & Gas
    • Pharmaceutical & Biotech
    • Plastic & Rubber
    • Pulp & Paper
    • Semiconductors
    • Water & Wastewater
  • Shipments by Sales Channel
  • Shipments by Customer Type

Industry Participants

The research identifies all relevant suppliers serving this market. 

Regional Research Focus Areas

Strategic Analysis

Scope

Competitive Analysis

  • Leading Suppliers in Region
  • Industry Shares in Region
  • Country Shares in Region
  • Leading Suppliers by Industry

Market Forecast & History Analysis

  • Market Forecast & History by Country
  • Market Forecast & History by Industry

Industry Participants

List of countries and currencies included in each region

Country Research Focus Areas

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