This research report on the global commercial service robot market covers sizing and forecast, share, industry trends, growth drivers, and vendor analysis. The study includes insights by distribution (indirect sales and direct sales), application (healthcare, defense, rescue & security, logistics, construction, field, and others), operation (surface, aerial, and marine), and geography (North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, and MEA)
The global commercial service robot market is undergoing several transformations. The demand and utilization of commercial service robots are increasing on account of rapid urbanization, rising living standards, and high applications in military, agricultural, and commercial end-user segments. Over the past few decades, the market has witnessed the introduction of disruptive technology, along with hardware integration. Hence, the increasing emphasis on research and development, coupled with the adoption of smart techniques and automation, has expanded the scope of the robotics industry.
The healthcare sector has witnessed significant growth in recent years. The increasing emphasis on the development of new medical treatment has also widened the scope for commercial service robots. After the incorporation of machine learning and artificial intelligence in the medicare sector, the scope of robotic surgery and medical robotics is increasing. The continuous focus on research and development has pushed the market to develop innovative, automated products catering to the healthcare sector. The high success rate of robotic surgeries has driven vendors to develop automated surgery solutions, thereby increasing the demand for service robots.
The global commercial service robot market is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 14% during the period 2019–2025.
This research report includes detailed segmentation by application, distribution, operation, and geography.
Insights by Application
The healthcare segment has witnessed significant growth in the past years. It is likely to continue during the forecast period due to the growing number of surgical robot addictions and the increasing demand for rehabilitation robots. Their services in hospitals help to minimize errors and follow prescribed regulations. Another key factor, which is likely to drive the segment, is the increased investment in healthcare automation.
The global defense robot market has achieved moderate growth. However, the need to improve the defense and surveillance capabilities of the defense sector is expected to increase the segment growth. The increased application of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) for defense and security world over is expected to drive the segment.
The increase in efficiency and productivity is a major factor in the adoption of robots in the logistics sector. The primary application is the use of mobile automated guided vehicles (AGVs) in warehouses and storage facilities to transport goods. Companies, nowadays, are emphasizing on the usage of smart and automated warehouse handling methods. Hence, major firms are focusing on these machines to boost factory and warehouse logistics.
Agricultural robots have witnessed an increase in managing several agricultural processes effectively. The emergence of greater farmland in APAC is a significant driver for the growth of this segment. Government agencies are also concentrating on implementing strategies to increase agricultural production in developing economies to meet nutritional demand in the population.
Insights by Operation
Surface robots are observing high adoption in the operational segment. The segment is likely to witness innovations in the coming years, which is expected to push the demand across the globe. Further, the growing emphasis on adopting these devices in the entertainment and education sector is projected to propel the market worldwide.
Aerial robots are heading toward significant growth as they can be used for searching, surveillance, mapping, and inspection and maintenance services and tasks inspection, etc. The growing investment in sophisticated equipment is likely to provide numerous opportunities to vendors, thereby accelerating growth prospects. The market is witnessing increased competition, which is expected to decrease the cost of commercial drones.
The autonomous underwater vehicle segment is likely to gain strong traction during the forecast period. An increase in the use of underwater robotic technology for intelligence, surveillance, inspection, underwater repair maintenance, navigations, communication, and other activities in military and commercial exploration applications is expected to boost the growth during the forecast period.
Insights by Distribution
Commercial service robots are prominently sold through dealer distribution channels and retail stores. Well established retail channels have promoted the sale through indirect channels such as government agencies and distributors. In 2018, the indirect sales channel segment was the largest revenue contributor to the global commercial service robot market. The direct sales segment is facing intense competition from the retail segment. The online segment is witnessing high traction from the US and other APAC countries, particularly China and India.
Insights by Geography
North America has been at the forefront of technological advancement and development. The region, which comprises the US and Canada, is expected to witness a stable growth rate in the next few years. The US is a key country with regard to the demand for commercial service robots. Considering the tech-savvy population and the highly embracing culture of technological advancements in the country, the demand can be expected to rise significantly in the times to come. In APAC, the increasing adoption of these automated machines is growing at a rapid pace due to the increasing infrastructure development, leading to the establishment of advanced commercial spaces. The major reason for the growth in Europe is due to the high adoption in new commercial sectors. In MEA, the major reason for the increase in demand is the continuous focus on compatible infrastructure development, leading to the development of advanced commercial spaces.
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Insights by Vendors
The global commercial service robot market is currently witnessing intense competition. The rapidly changing market dynamics concerning product innovation and advancement is acting as a catalyst to intensify the competition among existing players. Consumers have several choices with respect to product availability. The present scenario is driving vendors to alter and redefine their unique value proposition to achieve a strong presence. The market showcases flexible behavior in terms of the adoption of new innovative products. The competition is expected to intensify further with an increase in product/service extensions, innovations, and M&As.
Other Prominent Vendors – GeckoSystems Intl. Corp, Honda Motor Co. Ltd., Omron Robots and Safety Systems, Inc., Bluefin Robotics Corporation, ECA group, Aethon Inc., Delaval International, Lely Holding, ABB, Yaskawa Motoman, Fanuc Corporation, Panasonic Corporation, DJI, Staubli, Nachi Robotic System, Robosoft System, Prodrone, Comau, Stryker, RobotLAB, Fetch Robotics, THINK Surgical, Inc., and, Restoration Robotics, Inc.
Key Market Insights
The analysis of the commercial service robot market provides sizing and growth opportunities for the period 2019–2025.
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