The global collaborative robot market is estimated to garner a large amount of revenue by recording a CAGR of ~42% over the forecast period, i.e., 2022 – 2030. Increasing affordability and ease of programming offered by collaborative robots are primarily expected to drive market growth in the forthcoming years. Furthermore, the world is witnessing a surge in demand for performing tasks requiring higher payload capacity efficiently. Cobots are well-equipped to perform effectively with employees in an uncaged environment, which in turn is projected to skyrocket the demand for these machines in the near future.
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The growth of the market can also be attributed to the high return on investment as compared to traditional industrial robotic system, and rising adoption of industrial robots across various industry verticals such as chemicals, automotive, electronics and others. It is calculated that almost 34 percent of industrial robots will be sold by the end of 2025. Also, about 40,000 cobots entered the robotics industry in 2020. Moreover, as per the International Federation of Robotics, automotive industry accounted for an installation of 105 industrial robots in the year 2019, bagging the highest number of installations in all industrial verticals, followed by electronics industry with 88 installations.
The market is segmented by end user into electronics, automotive, manufacturing, food and beverage, chemicals, and pharmaceutical, out of which, the automotive segment is anticipated to hold the largest share in the global collaborative robot market. This can be accounted to the growing robot innovations taking place in the automotive industry with augmented human capacity and capability. In addition, the significance of robots in industrial automation, including their ability to manage complicated and repetitive tasks with accuracy, even in hazardous environments, is also predicted to drive growth to the market segment in the future. Moreover, on the basis of payload, the up to 5 kg segment is assessed to grab the largest share over the forecast period owing to the lightweight, flexibility, high reliability and ability of collaborating heavier-weight processes.
The never-ending growth in internet accessibility around the world along with numerous technological advancements comprising 5G, blockchain, cloud services, Internet of Things (IoT), and Artificial Intelligence (AI) among others have significantly boosted the economic growth in the last two decades. As of April 2021, there were more than 4.5 billion users that were actively using the internet globally. Moreover, the growth in ICT sector has significantly contributed towards GDP growth, labor productivity, and R&D spending among other transformations of economies in different nations of the globe. Furthermore, the production of goods and services in the ICT sector is also contributing to the economic growth and development. As per the statistics in the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development’s database, the ICT good exports (% of total good exports) globally grew from 10.816 in 2015 to 11.536 in 2019. In 2019, these exports in Hong Kong SAR, China amounted to 56.65%, 25.23% in East Asia & Pacific, 26.50% in China, 25.77% in Korea, Rep., 8.74% in the United States, and 35.01% in Vietnam. These are some of the important factors that are boosting the growth of the market.
On the basis of geographical analysis, the global collaborative robot market is segmented into five major regions including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East & Africa region. The market in Asia Pacific is estimated to witness noteworthy growth over the forecast period on the back of the increasing emphasis on the quality and precision of cobots, and rising adoption of automation and artificial intelligence technologies in the region. For instance, it is evaluated that AI will contribute to more than 25 percent of China’s GDP share in the year 2030, followed by North America with 14 percent and United Arab Emirates with 13 percent. Moreover, the market in North America is projected to acquire the largest share over the forecast period ascribing to the early adoption of robotics, and growing usage of collaborative robots for medical surgeries in the region. Apart from these, increase in investments by the government to support development of modern technologies in the industrial robotics market is also anticipated to boost the region’s market growth.
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The global collaborative robot market is further classified on the basis of region as follows:
Our in-depth analysis of the global collaborative robot market includes the following segments:
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The major factors driving market growth are high return on investment as compared to traditional industrial robotic system and rising adoption of collaborative robots across industry verticals.
The market is anticipated to attain a CAGR of 42% over the forecast period, i.e., 2022 – 2030.
Speed limitations of collaborative robots owing to their inherent design are estimated to hamper the market growth.
Asia Pacific will provide more business opportunities for market growth owing to the increasing emphasis on the quality and precision of cobots, and rising adoption of automation and artificial intelligence technologies in the region.
The major players in the market are Fanuc Corporation, TechMan Robot Inc., Rethink Robotics GmbH, Universal Robot A/S, AUBO Robotics USA, and others.
The company profiles are selected based on the revenues generated from the product segment, geographical presence of the company which determine the revenue generating capacity as well as the new products being launched into the market by the company.
The market is segmented by payload, end user, application, and by region.
The up to 5 kg segment is anticipated to hold largest market size and is estimated to grow at a notable CAGR over the forecast period and display significant growth opportunities.
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