Robotics in Utilities – Thematic Research

Increasingly, robots are seen as a solution to many of the structural problems facing the developed world – sagging productivity, aging populations, swelling healthcare budgets, and even epidemics of depression and increasingly fragmented society. Of course, not all share this view, and many are worried about the impact of robotics on employment and social structures.

Whatever you think of robotics, a revolution is occurring around them. Software and processing technology, sensors, commercial drones, autonomous vehicles, and developments around collaborative robots (co-bots) are all driving robotics capabilities to new heights and driving uptake of millions of consumer, entertainment, and service and industrial robots.

In the utilities industry, robots and drones are increasingly being explored as a way of improving the inspection of dangerous and hard to reach assets, as well as maintaining those assets. Robotics are also important in the nuclear industry, enabling the safe handling of radioactive waste, for example.

This report divides the robot value chain into three segments: brains; assembly; and components.

Scope

This report explores the benefits of robotics and drones in the utilities industry.

-The importance of robotics in the nuclear industry as well; for instance, enabling the safe handling of radioactive waste

-The report further divides the robot value chain into three segments – brains, assembly, and components

-The report also highlights key players in every segment, including industrial robotics, service robots, drones, software components, and hardware components

Reasons to buy

This report looks at the state the global robotics industry and its applications in the utilities sector.

-The schematic identifies some of the leading companies in robotics and categorises their position in the emerging robotics landscape.

-The report looks at the big technology trends in the robotics industry as a whole, then zooming in on some of the key robotics trends in the utilities sector.

-The report also provides an overview of the robotics value chain, which is highly dependent on specific use cases.

-The report offers an industry analysis and an overview of the impact of robotics on utilities, including case studies, and key recommendations for utilities and robotics companies.

Companies mentioned

Cyberdyne

Estun Automation

Fanuc

HollySys

Honda

Intuitive Surgical

iRobot

Keyence

Kuka

Nabtesco

Omron

Rockwell Automation

Siasun Robot & Automation

Stryker

Teradyne

Toyota

Yaskawa

UBTECH

Rethink Robotics

Fetch Robotics

DJI

Brain Corp

Auris Health

National Grid

Con Edison

SGN

Hydro-Quebec

Table of Contents

Players

Trends

Value chain

Industry analysis

Robots by the numbers

Impact of robotics on utilities

Companies section

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