Summary of Market Insights on Robotics

Analysts are predicting the robotics market to explode in the next decade to touch $100 Billion by 2025.  In a report dated Feb 2016, IDC predicts the overall spending on robotics to grow to $135.4 Billion in 2019 from  $71 billion in 2015.  Worldwide robotics spending is dominated by the discrete and process manufacturing industries, which accounted for 33.2%  ($25B) and 30.2% ($ 22.7 B) of total spending in 2015. Worldwide spending on robotics systems is estimated to grow to $32 B by 2019.  Process Manufacturing and healthcare are expected to be double their spending on robotics by 2019.  Link to IDC market release.

IFR statistics show that with 229K robot sales, 2014 was the year for the highest ever recorded sales. Between 2010 and 2014 robot sales grew by 48% (177K units) indicating the demand for robots in the industry.   Another interesting insight is that only 5 countries accounted for 70% of the sales volume:  China, Japan, the United States, the Republic of Korea and Germany.  Automotive industry held a 43% share of the total supply of robots. The adoption of robotics across the Automotive value chain is also seen.  Automotive electronics part suppliers held a major share of robot units in 2014.  Checkout the downloadable report from IFR in the list below.   Also checkout the nice video of robots in action on the Mercedes production line.

Here is a list of useful links that you can refer to track and understand the robotics market, robotics applications and related events.

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Track the robotics market

List of a few good sites if you want to track and understand the robotics markets

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Tracking the business of robotics

The Robot Report tracks the business of robotics and reports the news about the robotics industry. Industrial robots, service robots, professional robots, field robots, space and defense robots, mobile and stationary, autonomously in the air and underwater.

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Downloadable Reports on Robotics Markets

The IFR Statistical Department, which is hosted by the VDMA Robotics + Automation association publishes the studies World Robotics every year. In this link you can find some freely downloadable insights from World Robotics 2015.

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Welcome to Robotics Business Review

Robotics Business Review is a large news and information resource on everything robotics. You can register and access content.

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Research Report from Deloitte: The robots are coming

This Deloitte report examines robotic process automation and its role in shared services and global business services.

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Industrial Robotics Market Size | Industry Analysis, 2020

Industrial robotics market size was valued at USD 25.68 billion in 2013. There has been a surge in deployment, especially in the manufacturing sector to perform repetitive, complex, and dangerous tasks in order to enhance productivity in industries

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Top 21 Companies in the Industrial Robotics Market

TechNavio analysts expect the Global Industrial Robotics Market to post a CAGR of 6.42 percent during the period 2013-2018. This is an overview of the top players in the robotics market.

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ATLAS : An Amazing Robot by Boston Dynamics -

Atlas is the latest generation very advanced, humanoid robot created by Boston Dynamics, a google company.

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DARPA Robotics Challenge Gallery

Checkout the cutting edge research robots taking the DARPA challenge

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Top 9 Medical Robots That Could Change Healthcare

Top 9 Medical Robots That Could Change Healthcare From microbots that scrape plaque from arteries to personal assistant robots that help care for patients, m...

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Robotics Events and Tradefairs

AUTOMATICA is the central meeting point for manufacturers and users of assembly and handling technology, robotics and machine vision. It is equally ideal as a platform for suppliers of the associated technologies.

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Mercedes A-Class Production line

Footage of the new Mercedes A-Class production line at the Rastatt plant in Germany. Filmed in 2013.