Sensors for Robotics: Technologies and Global Markets

 Published On: Oct, 2017 |    No of Pages: 172 |  Published By: BCC Research | Format: PDF
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The global market for sensors for robotics should reach $840 million by 2022 from $510 million in 2017 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.5%, from 2017 to 2022.

Report Includes

-An overview of the global market for sensors for robotics
-Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2016, estimates for 2017, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2022
-Insight into technological developments and market adoption patterns
-Breakdown of the market by sensor type, application, and region
-Coverage of sensors within the vision, touch, hearing, and movement segments
-Evaluation of the market’s competitive dynamics, including critical success factors such as research-and-development capability, installed base, branding, and ecosystem influence and partnerships
-Profiles of major players in the industry

Introduction
Sensors for robotics is becoming an increasingly important area as robotics becomes more ubiquitous in small- and large-scale applications ranging from domestic appliances to self-driving cars. Robotics on the factory floor, in the supply chain and even on the farm are undergoing significant innovation with the aid of sensors. Commercial, entertainment and military applications of sensor-assisted robotic drone technology is driving the market as well. Finally, applications of sensors to healthcare robotics use cases represents a growing frontier.

With all the applications, sensors for robotics can be segmented into four main categories:
-Vision (requiring optical and image processing sensors).
-Touch (requiring signal processing for contact detection and interpretation).
-Hearing (audio sensors and signal processing).
-Movement (motion and direction sensors with guidance systems).

While much of the focus on robotic sensing has been on replicating human capabilities, sensors can also provide robots with abilities that are beyond human faculties. These can include night vision, radiation or chemical detection or movement detection beyond the human perception range. These additional applications are also driving market growth.

A subset of the $26 billion robotics and $113 billion sensor markets, the sensors for the robotics market exceed $16 billion with a strong growth rate. This report will define the market through in-depth segmentation and forecast growth through the next five years.

Study Goals and Objectives
The goal of this report is to advance BCC Research’s coverage by combining two rapidly developing market categories—robotics and sensors. This report provides the trends, sizing and forecast for sensor technologies used in robotic applications. The market opportunity is expressed in terms of potential revenue for the addressable market for the technologies by geographic region, technology type, end user segment and application.

Reasons for Doing This Study
The purpose of the study is to establish the market size and forecast for sensor technologies for robotic applications. This data will enable manufacturers to determine the most effective research and development, product packaging and marketing and sales strategies.

Scope of Report
The report sizes the market by technology, including sensors within the vision, touch, hearing and movement segments. The top seven application areas are sized, forecast and discussed in-depth. These include agriculture, appliances, automotive, healthcare, industrial, logistics and military. In addition, the overall market and each application area is assessed on a worldwide and regional basis, including North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East and Africa and Asia-Pacific.

Finally, the report presents an analysis of the competitive dynamics of sensors for the robotics market, including critical success factors such as research and development capability, installed base, branding and ecosystem influence and partnerships. The report provides profiles of the manufacturers of sensors for robotics.

Information Sources
The report utilizes primary research interviews with sensor and robotics manufacturers and practitioners in end user applications to develop company-based market sizing and develop and validate total market and forecast assumptions. In addition, these sources are used along with secondary research to gain insight into technology developments and market adoption patterns.

Methodology
Both primary and secondary research methodologies were used in preparing this report. Initially, a comprehensive and exhaustive search of the literature on sensors for robotic applications was conducted. These sources include relevant journals and related books, trade literature, marketing literature, other product/promotional literature, annual reports, analyst reports and other publications. Subsequently, telephone interviews and email correspondence were conducted with marketing executives, product sales engineers, international sales managers, application engineers and other personnel of relevant companies. Other sources included academics, related suppliers, technical experts and consulting companies.

Geographic Breakdown
In this report, the geographic regions considered for market analysis include, and only include:

North America.
Europe.
Asia-Pacific.
Rest of World.
Chapter 1: Introduction 1
Introduction 1
Study Goals and Objectives 1
Reasons for Doing This Study 1
Scope of Report 2
Information Sources 2
Methodology 2
Geographic Breakdown 2
Analyst's Credentials 6
Related BCC Research Reports 6

Chapter 2: Summary and Highlights 8

Chapter 3: Market and Technology Background 12
Types of Robotic Systems 12
Robotics Defined 13
Sensor Requirements for Robotic Systems 14

Chapter 4: Market Breakdown by Technology Type 17
Types of Sensors for Robotics 17
Vision Sensors for Robotics 20
Touch Sensors for Robotics 23
Hearing Sensors for Robotics 27
Motion Sensors for Robotics 29

Chapter 5: Market Breakdown by End User 33
Sizing End User Markets 33

Chapter 6: Market Breakdown by Application 36
Agriculture 37
Appliances 39
Automotive 42
Healthcare 45
Industrial 47
Logistics 49
Military 52

Chapter 7: Market Breakdown by Region 56
North America 57
Europe 59
Asia-Pacific 61
Rest of World 63

Chapter 8: Patent Review/ New Developments 67
Research Examples 67

Chapter 9: Analysis of Market Opportunities 72

Chapter 10: Company Profiles 75
About BCC Research 210
About BCC Research 211
BCC Membership 211
BCC Custom Research 211

List of Tables

Summary Table: Global Market for Sensors for Robotics, by Region, Through 2022 ($ Millions) 8
Table 1 Key Trends in Sensors for Robotics 15
Table 2 Global Market for Sensors for Robotics, by Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions) 18
Table 3 Global Market Shares of Sensors for Robotics, by Type, 2016 (%) 19
Table 4 Global Market for Vision Sensors for Robotics, by Region, Through 2022 ($ Millions) 21
Table 5 Global Market for Vision Sensors for Robotics, by Application, Through 2022 ($ Millions) 22
Table 6 Global Market for Touch Sensors for Robotics, by Region, Through 2022 ($ Millions) 25
Table 7 Global Market for Touch Sensors for Robotics, by Application, Through 2022 ($ Millions) 26
Table 8 Global Market for Hearing Sensors for Robotics, by Region, Through 2022 ($ Millions) 27
Table 9 Global Market for Hearing Sensors for Robotics, by Application, Through 2022 ($ Millions) 28
Table 10 Global Market for Movement Sensors for Robotics, by Region, Through 2022 ($ Millions) 30
Table 11 Global Market for Movement Sensors for Robotics, by Application, Through 2022 ($ Millions) 31
Table 12 Global Market for Sensors for Robotics, by End User, Through 2022 ($ Millions) 33
Table 13 Global Market for Sensors for Robotics, by Application, Through 2022 ($ Millions) 36
Table 14 Global Market for Agriculture Sensors for Robotics, by Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions) 38
Table 15 Global Market for Agriculture Sensors for Robotics, by Region, Through 2022 ($ Millions) 39
Table 16 Global Market for Appliances Sensors for Robotics, by Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions) 40
Table 17 Global Market for Appliances Sensors for Robotics, by Region, Through 2022 ($ Millions) 41
Table 18 Global Market for Automotive Sensors for Robotics, by Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions) 43
Table 19 Global Market for Automotive Sensors for Robotics, by Region, Through 2022 ($ Millions) 44
Table 20 Global Market for Healthcare Sensors for Robotics, by Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions) 46
Table 21 Global Market for Healthcare Sensors for Robotics, by Region, Through 2022 ($ Millions) 47
Table 22 Global Market for Industrial Sensors for Robotics, by Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions) 48
Table 23 Global Market for Industrial Sensors for Robotics, by Region, Through 2022 ($ Millions) 49
Table 24 Global Market for Logistics Sensors for Robotics, by Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions) 50
Table 25 Global Market for Logistics Sensors for Robotics, by Region, Through 2022 ($ Millions) 51
Table 26 Global Market for Military Sensors for Robotics, by Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions) 53
Table 27 Global Market for Military Sensors for Robotics, by Region, Through 2022 ($ Millions) 54
Table 28 Global Market for Sensors for Robotics, by Region, Through 2022 ($ Millions) 56
Table 29 North American Market for Sensors for Robotics, by Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions) 57
Table 30 North American Market for Sensors for Robotics, by Application, Through 2022 ($ Millions) 58
Table 31 European Market for Sensors for Robotics, by Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions) 60
Table 32 European Market for Sensors for Robotics, by Application, Through 2022 ($ Millions) 61
Table 33 Asia-Pacific Market for Sensors for Robotics, by Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions) 62
Table 34 Asia-Pacific Market for Sensors for Robotics, by Application, Through 2022 ($ Millions) 63
Table 35 Rest of World Market for Sensors for Robotics, by Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions) 64
Table 36 Rest of World Market for Sensors for Robotics, by Application, Through 2022 ($ Millions) 65
Table 37 Robotic Sensor Research 68
Table 38 Market Opportunities for Sensors for Robotics by Application, Through 2022 (%) 73

List of Figures

Summary Figure: Global Market for Sensors for Robotics, by Region, 2016–2022 ($ Millions) 9
Figure 1 Global Market for Sensors for Robotics, by Type, 2016-2022 ($ Millions) 18
Figure 2 Global Market Shares of Sensors for Robotics, by Type, 2016 (%) 19
Figure 3 Global Market for Vision Sensors for Robotics, by Region, 2016–2022 ($ Millions) 21
Figure 4 Global Market for Vision Sensors for Robotics, by Application 2016–2022 ($ Millions) 22
Figure 5 Global Market for Touch Sensors for Robotics, by Region, 2016–2022 ($ Millions) 25
Figure 6 Global Market for Touch Sensors for Robotics, by Application 2016–2022 ($ Millions) 26
Figure 7 Global Market for Hearing Sensors for Robotics, by Region, 2016–2022 ($ Millions) 28
Figure 8 Global Market for Hearing Sensors for Robotics, by Application 2016–2022 ($ Millions) 29
Figure 9 Global Market for Movement Sensors for Robotics, by Region, 2016–2022 ($ Millions) 30
Figure 10 Global Market for Movement Sensors for Robotics, by Application 2016–2022 ($ Millions) 31
Figure 11 Global Market for Sensors for Robotics, by End User, 2016–2022 ($ Millions) 34
Figure 12 Global Market for Sensors for Robotics, by Application 2016–2022 ($ Millions) 37
Figure 13 Global Market for Agriculture Sensors for Robotics, by Type, 2016–2022 ($ Millions) 38
Figure 14 Global Market for Agriculture Sensors for Robotics, by Region, 2016-2022 ($ Millions) 39
Figure 15 Global Market for Appliances Sensors for Robotics, by Type, 2016–2022 ($ Millions) 41
Figure 16 Global Market for Appliances Sensors for Robotics, by Region, 2016–2022 ($ Millions) 42
Figure 17 Global Market for Automotive Sensors for Robotics, by Type, 2016–2022 ($ Millions) 44
Figure 18 Global Market for Automotive Sensors for Robotics, by Region, 2016-2022 ($ Millions) 45
Figure 19 Global Market for Healthcare Sensors for Robotics, by Type, 2016–2022 ($ Millions) 46
Figure 20 Global Market for Healthcare Sensors for Robotics, by Region, 2016–2022 ($ Millions) 47
Figure 21 Global Market for Industrial Sensors for Robotics, by Type, 2016–2022 ($ Millions) 48
Figure 22 Global Market for Industrial Sensors for Robotics, by Region, 2016–2022 ($ Millions) 49
Figure 23 Global Market for Logistics Sensors for Robotics, by Type, 2016–2022 ($ Millions) 51
Figure 24 Global Market for Logistics Sensors for Robotics, by Region, 2016–2022 ($ Millions) 52
Figure 25 Global Market for Military Sensors for Robotics, by Type, 2016–2022 ($ Millions) 53
Figure 26 Global Market for Military Sensors for Robotics, by Region, 2016–2022 ($ Millions) 54
Figure 27 Global Market for Sensors for Robotics, by Region, 2016–2022 ($ Millions) 56
Figure 28 North American Market for Sensors for Robotics, by Type, 2016–2022 ($ Millions) 58
Figure 29 North American Market for Sensors for Robotics, by Application 2016–2022 ($ Millions) 59
Figure 30 European Market for Sensors for Robotics, by Type, 2016–2022 ($ Millions) 60
Figure 31 European Market for Sensors for Robotics, by Application 2016–2022 ($ Millions) 61
Figure 32 Asia-Pacific Market for Sensors for Robotics, by Type, 2016–2022 ($ Millions) 62
Figure 33 Asia-Pacific Market for Sensors for Robotics, by Application 2016–2022 ($ Millions) 63
Figure 34 Rest of World Market for Sensors for Robotics, by Type, 2016–2022 ($ Millions) 64
Figure 35 Rest of World Market for Sensors for Robotics, by Application, 2016–2022 ($ Millions) 65

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