The market of service, currently dominated by the military, personal robots Robotics represented a production of 4.1 million units in 2013. By 2020, according to analysts at Grand View Research this market will experience unprecedented acceleration. The number of robots sold each year going to 18 million in 2020, an annual growth rate of 23.7%. Manufacturers in the sector such as Fujisoft, GeckoSystems, Honda Motors, Intuitive Surgical and iRobot may well have to share this cake with new players such as Google, Amazon or maybe one day, Apple.
In 2013, personal robots, at the forefront of which robot vacuum cleaners or lawnmowers, dominated in numbers sales of robots of services but in value, it is everything else. Professional robots represent 70% of the turnover achieved by the sector. For now, manufacturers of military robots get share of the lion with 40% of the volume, before the robots medical, yet more expensive still.
Field robots, i.e. robots intended for agriculture, ES farms forrestiaires, trafficking in livestock, the mining industry currently represent 25% of the market of the professional service robotics.
In terms of geographical distribution, North America accounts for 35% of global demand, to Asia and Europe.
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Source : “Global Service Robotics Market By Application (Professional, Personal) Expected To Reach USD 15.69 Billion by 2020: Grand View Research, Inc”, Grand View Research press release, November 2014