Smart Robotics – How Mobile Robots can Improve Productivity

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Smart Robot Market Report Overview

Mobile robots are software-controlled machines that leverage mechatronic technologies to identify and move around their environment. They can operate by combining technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) with mechanical robotic elements like legs, tracks, and wheels. Mobile robots are gaining popularity in a variety of commercial sectors. They are implemented to help with various job functions and even to perform operations that would be difficult or unsafe for human workers to accomplish. 

The smart robotics industry research report examines how enterprises and startups are developing and adopting mobile robotics technology across key sectors to improve productivity in the land, water, and air with automated and autonomous features.

Key Classifications of Mobile Robots by Working Environment

The key classifications of mobile robots by working environment are aerial robots, land or home robots, underwater robots, and delivery and transportation robots.

Aerial Robots: These robots are also called unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and can fly in the air.

Land or Home Robots: These robots are also called unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) and can navigate on the ground as well as within structures such as homes and offices.

Underwater Robots: These robots are also called autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) and are capable of self-direction and efficient water transport.

Delivery and Transportation Robots: These robots can transfer goods and supplies by navigating through an uncontrolled environment, with or without the use of a physical or electro-mechanical navigation system.

Key Classifications of Mobile Robots by Autonomy

The key classifications of mobile robots by autonomy are automated guided vehicles (AGVs) and autonomous mobile robots (AMRs).

Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs): These mobile robots navigate by following marking lines or wires on the floor while using lasers, magnets, radio waves, or vision cameras. They often execute routine activities that are difficult to do with manual carts and are commonly employed for raw material transportation.

Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs): These mobile robots employ onboard sensors, processors, and algorithms to autonomously move things without the usage of physical guides or other markers. AMRs are considered smart given they can distinguish and react to people, automobiles, and other objects in their vicinity.

Key Applications of Smart Robotics

The key applications of smart robotics are aerospace and defense, agriculture and forestry, automotive, construction, consumer, foodservice, healthcare, mining, oil and gas, packaging, power, retail, logistics, travel and tourism, and the development of hybrid drones.

Aerospace and Defense: The aerospace and defense sector extensively relies on robotics for improved operational efficiency and streamlined processes in many of its domains. Unmanned mobile robots find employment in several operations ranging from surveillance to facility management.

Agriculture and Forestry: While UGVs are transforming crop production and monitoring processes, drones are revolutionizing wild fauna observation.

Automotive: Although robots have been used in the automotive sector for quite some decades, the employment of AGVs and AMRs is still relatively recent. They are finding implementation in repetitive as well as high-precision jobs while minimizing errors and risks.

Key Vendors in the Smart Robotics Industry

Soma of the key vendors in the smart robotics industry are ABB, Aerobotix, AGVR, Albertsons, Amazon, Bedrock, ANSCER, Asylon Robotics, Beligum Nuclear Research Center, and Dronehub.

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Smart Robotics Industry Report Overview

Key Classifications by Working Environment Aerial Robots, Land or Home Robots, Underwater Robots, and Delivery and Transportation Robots
Key Classifications by Autonomy  Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) and Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs)
Key Applications Aerospace and Defense, Agriculture and Forestry, Automotive, Construction, Consumer, Foodservice, Healthcare, Mining, Oil and Gas, Packaging, Power, Retail, Logistics, Travel and Tourism, and Development Of Hybrid Drones
Key Vendors ABB, Aerobotix, AGVR, Albertsons, Amazon, Bedrock, ANSCER, Asylon Robotics, Beligum Nuclear Research Center, and Dronehub


This report provides:

  • Innovation Insights: innovation examples by each use case segment of various sectors to present key trends
  • Vendor Map: represents a sample list of vendors in each use case highlighted in the report

Reasons to Buy

  • Technology has been a driving force in business transformation for years, but the term ‘emerging technologies’ has suddenly become the key catalyst to drive the next wave of innovation across sectors.
  • The sense of urgency weighs different across different sectors, where the direct customer-facing sectors are at the forefront compared to other capital-intensive sectors. Companies in one sector can take cues from successful innovations in other sectors to either draw analogies with existing products, services, and processes or transfer strategic approaches for a revolutionary transformation.
  • Against this backdrop, enterprises need to understand which emerging technologies are impacting their sector and how various companies are implementing them to meet various challenges.
  • The innovation landscape report in mobile robots published by GlobalData covers some of the key trends, use cases, and real-world examples related to the implementation of emerging technologies across several cross-sector applications.

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Asylon Robotics
Beligum Nuclear Research Center
El Pollo Loco
Impossible Mining
Iron Ox
Smile Robotics
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to mobile robots

2. Key vendors by classification

3. Key applications by sector

3.1. Aerospace & Defense

3.2. Agriculture & Forestry

3.3. Automotive

3.4. Construction

3.5. Consumer

3.6. Foodservice

3.7. Healthcare

3.8. Logistics

3.9. Mining

3.10. Oil & Gas

3.11. Packaging

3.12. Power

3.13. Retail

3.14. Travel & Tourism

3.15. Cross sector

4. What is the impact of SLAM on mobile robots?

5. How can RaaS benefit enterprises?

6. Methodology

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