Sales in service robots for professional use will increase 12 percent
by the end of 2017 to a new record of 5.2 billion U.S. dollars. And the
long-term forecast is positive too, with an expected average growth rate
of 20 to 25 percent in the period 2018 - 2020. That is the latest
projection from the International Federation of Robotics (IFR).
“In terms of value, the sales forecast 2018-2020 indicates a cumulative
volume of around 27 billion U.S. dollars for the professional service
segment,” says Gudrun Litzenberger, General Secretary of the IFR.
“Robots for medical, logistics and field services are the most
At the same time, the market for personal service robots which
assist humans in their everyday lives is also progressing rapidly; it is
projected that sales of all types of robots for domestic tasks – e.g.
vacuum cleaning, lawn mowing or window cleaning - could reach an
estimated value of around 11 billion U.S. dollars (2018-2020).
“Robots are clearly on the rise, in manufacturing and increasingly in
everyday environments,” says Martin Hägele, IFR Service Robot Group.
“The growing interest in service robotics is partly due to the variety
and number of new start-ups which currently account for 29 percent of
all robot companies. Furthermore, large companies are increasingly
investing in robotics, often through the acquisition of start-ups.”
Service robotics market overview
European service robot manufacturers play an important role in the
global market: about 290 out of the 700 registered companies supplying
service robots come from Europe.
North America ranks second with about 240 manufacturers and Asia third
with about 130.
Robotics in professional applications has already had a
significant impact in areas such as agriculture, surgery, logistics or
public relations and is growing in economic importance. There is a
growing demand to monitor our everyday surroundings which results in
increased and difficult-to-manage workloads and data flows. To meet this
demand, robots will play an even greater role in the maintenance,
security and rescue markets.
Robotics in personal and domestic applications has
experienced strong global growth with a limited number of mass-market
products: floor cleaning robots, robo-mowers and robots for edutainment.
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