Market Forecast: The State of the Robotics Industry

September 27, 2:15pm - 3:00pm

Dan Kara

Research Director, Robotics
ABI Research

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The wide range of technologies, applications, and markets where the adjective ‘robotic’ can be applied provides for a large number of business development, investment, and commercialization opportunities. For governments and economic development groups, too, there are opportunities to increase national competitiveness and address societal needs. Unfortunately, the opportunity landscape for robotics is so vast, and the rate of technical advancement so rapid, that decision making can be clouded by the sheer number of options available.

The purpose of this keynote session is to describe the state of the overall robotics sector, highlighting salient trends in a way that informs decision making, maximizes opportunity and reduces risk. The state of the current global robotics sector, ranging from the industrial to consumer markets, will be described. Both market success and failures will be noted, and both quantitative data and qualitative analysis will be provided. Demand side drivers and supply-side opportunities will also be examined. This session will also discuss emerging robotics markets, as well as new research, technologies, architectures that is driving the robotics sector now and in the future. Topics include:

  • The Current State of the Robotics and Intelligent Systems Sector
  • Shipments, Revenue, Forecasts and Trends For Select Robotics Sectors
    • Industrial Robots / Collaborative Robots
    • Powered Exoskeletons
    • Commercial and Consumer Drones
    • Mobile Service Robots
    • Home Care / Lawn Care Robotics
    • Social Robots
  • Select Technological Trends and Opportunities
    • Cloud Robotics
    • Internet of Robotic Things
    • Machine Learning / Distributed Intelligence and Robotics