Robotics in Agriculture – Thematic Intelligence

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Robotics in Agriculture Market Analysis Overview

Robots are machines capable of carrying out a complex series of actions automatically, either programmed by a computer or using artificial intelligence (AI). The adoption of robots in agricultural operations for intelligence & inspection, cleaning, and maintenance can improve efficiency. For instance, agricultural drones provide imaging and surveying, while crop spraying, and terrain monitoring are key growth areas for the commercial drones market.

The Robotics in agriculture market analysis thematic intelligence report provides detailed insights on the development of robotics in the agriculture industry along with complete data analysis. The report also focuses on the value chain analysis and the leading robotics vendors and adopters that are impacting the agriculture industry.

Robotics in Agriculture – Data Analysis

The robotics industry was worth $45.8 billion in 2020 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 28% during 2020 and 2030. Military drones account for the largest segment of drone sales, however, from 2025, commercial drones will be the largest revenue contributor to the overall drone market. The adoption of drones for agricultural use will contribute to this shift. The Chinese drone industry is the largest in the world and it is now experiencing an agricultural drone revolution, with competition in the sector causing prices to drop.

The robotics in agriculture data analysis also covers:

  • Market size and growth forecasts
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Patent trends
  • Company filings trends
  • Hiring trends
  • Robotics timeline

Global Robots Revenue (2020-2030)

Global Robots Revenue (2020-2030)

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Robotics in Agriculture - Value Chain Analysis

GlobalData’s robotics value chain consists of four segments: hardware components, software components, robot manufacturing, and robotics as a service.

Robot Manufacturing: Industrial robots are typically housed in safety cages as they lack sensory intelligence, making them dangerous to be placed near workers for fear of injury. China is the key growth driver for the industrial robot sector due to the accelerating automation in the Chinese manufacturing sector and the retooling of its automotive factories. Growth in the market is also driven by rising demand for automation in industries such as automotive and electronics. However, robot prices are likely to fall, especially as the leading Chinese industrial robot makers such as Estun and Siasun increase their presence outside their home market.

Robotics Value Chain Analysis

Robotics Value Chain Analysis

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Leading Robotics Adopters in Agriculture Industry

Some of the leading agriculture companies that are currently deploying robotics are BayWa, Cargill, John Deere, Syngenta, and Tetra Laval International.

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Leading Robotics Vendors in Agriculture Industry

Some of the leading vendors associated with the robotics theme are Cognex, Cyberdyne, Estun Automation, FANUC, and HollySys, among others.

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Specialist Robotics Vendors in Agriculture Industry

Some of the specialist robotics vendors in the agriculture sector are AgEagle, EcoRobotix, Iron Ox, Naio Technologies, and Rogo Ag, among others.

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Robotics in Agriculture Market Overview

Report Pages 65
Regions Covered Global
Market Size (2020) $45.8 billion
CAGR (2020 – 2030) >28%
Value Chains Hardware Components, Software Components, Robot Manufacturing, and Robotics as a Service
Leading Robotics Adopters BayWa, Cargill, John Deere, Syngenta, and Tetra Laval International
Leading Robotics Vendors Cognex, Cyberdyne, Estun Automation, FANUC, and HollySys
Specialist Robotics Vendors AgEagle, EcoRobotix, Iron Ox, Naio Technologies, and Rogo Ag


  • This report provides an overview of robotics in the agricultural sector.
  • It explains why robotics will continue to grow in importance for the agriculture industry.
  • The report outlines how drones and robotics in vertical farming are improving the efficiency of agricultural operations.
  • It also provides examples of what companies and organizations in the agriculture industry are doing in relation to this theme and how they create differentiation.
  • Finally, the report highlight agriculture companies that are leading in this theme.

Reasons to Buy

  • To understand robotics and its current and future impact on the agriculture industry.
  • To understand how key challenges that the agriculture sector is facing have accelerated the need for the deployment of robotics.
  • To identify the leading robotics adopters and specialist robotics vendors.
  • GlobalData’s thematic research ecosystem is a single, integrated global research platform that provides an easy-to-use framework for tracking all themes across all companies in all sectors. It has a proven track record of identifying the important themes early, enabling companies to make the right investments ahead of the competition, and secure that all-important competitive advantage.

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AgEagle Aerial Systems
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Rogo Ag
Small Robot Company

Table of Contents

Table of Contents 

Executive Summary 

Robotics Value Chain 

  • Robot manufacturing
  • Hardware components
  • Software components
  • Robotics as a service

Agriculture Challenges 

  • The Green Revolution’s second act

The Impact of Robotics on Agriculture

Case Studies 

Data Analysis 

  • Market size and growth forecasts
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Patent trends
  • Company filings trends
  • Hiring trends
  • Robotics timeline


  • Leading robotics adopters in agriculture
  • Leading robotics vendors
  • Specialist robotics vendors in agriculture


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