Global Robotic Guide Dog Market Highlights over 2022 – 2030
The global robotic guide dog market is estimated to grow at a significant CAGR over the forecast period, i.e., 2022 – 2030. The growth of the market can be attributed to the increasing adoption of robotics and automation amongst the common public. Generally, guide dogs are used by visually impaired or disabled people, for navigation and other purposes. However, the training of these dogs is time taking and costly. Due to this heavy cost spent on training the guide dogs, scientists have developed a new algorithm that is capable of filling the shoes of a guide dog. This quadrupedal robot or robotic guide dog can be used to assist blind people, at a much lesser cost. This robot is not being produced on a commercial stage yet, however, scientists expect the concept to gain commercial popularity by the end of this decade, i.e., 2030. Mass production of robotic guide dogs is expected to be much less expensive than training equal number of dogs, which is estimated to boost the market growth. Moreover, increasing adoption of robotics, backed by the growing tech-savvy population, is estimated to further encourage the market growth. According to the International Federation of Robotics, the robot density in industrial application is 74 robot units per 10,000 employees.
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The market is segmented by application into visual assistance, training, and others, out of which, the visual assistance segment is anticipated to hold the notable share in the global robotic guide dog market over the forecast period on account of high expenditure on training dogs for guiding visually impaired people. The cost of robotic guide dog is comparatively lower, increasing the affordability of guide dogs for blind people, which is estimated to boost the market growth. The training segment is estimated to gain significant share by the end of 2030, owing to the ease in training guide dogs using robots.
Major Macro-Economic Indicators Impacting the Market Growth
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.
Global Robotic Guide Dog Market Regional Synopsis
On the basis of geographical analysis, the global robotic guide dog market is segmented into five major regions including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Middle East & Africa region. The market in the North America region is anticipated to gain the largest market share throughout the forecast period owing to the growing research activities in the region, backed by technological advancement and high expenditure on technical R&D activities. Moreover, increasing use of robots in various end-user industries, such as, construction Cobots, cooking robots, and robotics assisted medical care, are estimated to boost the market growth. The market in Asia Pacific region witnessed or is estimated to witness noteworthy growth over the forecast period on the back of increasing adoption of robots in countries, such as, South Korea, Singapore, Japan, and others.
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The global robotic guide dog market is further classified on the basis of region as follows:
- North America (U.S. & Canada) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
- Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
- Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Belgium, Netherlands & Luxembourg, NORDIC, Poland, Turkey, Russia, Rest of Europe) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
- Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Rest of Asia-Pacific) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
- Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman), North Africa, South Africa, Rest of Middle East and Africa) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
Our in-depth analysis of the global robotic guide dog market includes the following segments:
- Visual Assistance
By Distribution Channel
- Increasing Adoption of Robotics and Automation
- Lower Cost of Robotic Guide Dogs than Training Dogs
- Slow Commercial Scale Implementation
- High Initial Capital Investment
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The robotic guide dog is still in the conceptual stage, with only a few models built by scientists and researchers of the University of California, Berkeley’s Hybrid Robotics Group. However, this concept is estimated to gain significant commercial growth in the upcoming years. Major robotic companies, including, Anduril Industries Inc., SKYDIO, INC., Diligent Robotics Inc, and others, are estimated to invest in this technology in the coming decade.