Modular Robotics Market Forecasts to 2030 - Global Analysis By Type (Chain, Lattice and Strut), Robot Type (Articulated Modular Robots, Cartesian Modular Robots, Collaborative Modular Robots and Other Modular Robots), Component (Hardware, Software and Services), Design (Homogenous Module and Heterogeneous Module), Configuration, Payload Capacity, End User and By Geography
According to Stratistics MRC, the Global Modular Robotics Market is accounted for $6.33 billion in 2023 and is expected to reach $15.86 billion by 2030 growing at a CAGR of 14% during the forecast period. Robotic systems that are modular in nature consist of numerous autonomous, independent, and programmable modules that are physically connected to one another. These robots are referred to as reconfigurable robots and are capable of changing their configuration in response to environmental factors. In critical applications like accessing hazardous areas, space exploration, search and rescue, inspecting tubes and bridges, and fitting into small spaces, modular robotics are typically used. These systems are gaining traction in the market owing to their many benefits, which include the potential for robustness, morphological adaptability, and self-repair.
According to statistics from the IFR (International Federation of Robotics, the international umbrella organization of all national robotics associations) in 2016, with about 31,500 installed units, the US recorded an all-time high for industrial robots, a 15 percent increase over 2015.
Wide usage in various industries
Due to the many benefits it offers different industries, including scalability, customization, flexibility, interoperability, and cost effectiveness, modular robotics is significantly expanding in the global market. Modular robots are suitable for environments that change quickly or for a variety of tasks because they can be easily scaled, customized, and reconfigured to carry out tasks with greater precision and efficiency. They are adaptable to various operations and tasks thanks to their integration with other robotic systems and technologies. Additionally, because individual modules can be upgraded or replaced as needed rather than having to replace the entire system, modular design can result in cost savings in production, maintenance, and repair. All of these factors are fueling market growth.
Difficulty in developing components and adaption
Creating versatile and adaptable components and creating algorithms for coordinated and adaptive behavior in modular robots are two challenges facing the global market for modular robotics. The creation of reliable communication systems and the standardization of interfaces and protocols for interoperability present additional difficulties. Additionally, effective testing and evaluation techniques are required for modular robots because it can be challenging to predict how these systems will behave in actual environments due to their complexity.
Growing investments in automotive industry
The automotive industry has heavily utilized these robotic systems since the inception of modular robotics. In this industry, the new capabilities of modular robotics have more effectively and economically responded to changing demands. The entire production chain, from operations in stores, press shops, and paint shops to the final assembly and distribution in warehouses, has been significantly improved by modular robotics systems. Additionally, the manufacturing processes now have higher levels of productivity, quality, and competitiveness due to the new levels of speed, accuracy, flexibility, and agility made possible by modular robotics.
Modular robot design and integration complexity result in high manufacturing costs, which can be seen as one of the main obstacles to the market's expansion. In order to ensure better work optimization, these robots' hardware and software designs occasionally need to be integrated with cutting-edge technologies, which cost the manufacturers money for expensive components. Additionally, the complexity of developing robots that combine features like precision, robustness, functionality, and others necessitates the use of qualified expertise. These factors contribute to an increase in its purchase costs, a decrease in adoption by small and mid-sized businesses which restrict the market's expansion.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on the modular robotics industry, causing stagnation in the supply of parts like manipulators, controllers, and drive modules. This causes a slowdown in the factories that make modular robots, which causes a halt in the delivery of finished goods. Even the end-user sector has been severely impacted, particularly as a result of the widespread implementation of lockdowns to stop the virus's spread, which has decreased the demand for modular robotic systems during this period.
The automotive segment is expected to be the largest during the forecast period
During the forecast period, the automotive industry is anticipated to hold the largest share of the market. In the automotive sector, the new capabilities of modular robotics have more effectively and economically responded to changing demands. Furthermore, the new levels of responsiveness, flexibility, and agility made possible by modular robotics enhance the competitiveness, quality, and output of manufacturing processes. Automobile OEMs and manufacturers have been influenced by the rising demand for vehicles, particularly from developing nations, to choose automation as a way to boost production and satisfy consumer demand. This has influenced the automotive industry's high demand for modular robots.
The collaborative modular robots segment is expected to have the highest CAGR during the forecast period
Over the forecast period, the collaborative modular robots segment is expected to grow at the highest rate. This can be attributed to the numerous benefits that these robots provide, which have led to their widespread adoption in the electronics and automotive industries. The demand for collaborative modular robotics systems is also being driven by important developments and advancements in areas like machine vision and speech recognition in relation to end-effectors like grippers, controllers, and different robotic modules.
Region with largest share:
Due to the presence of well-known automotive and electronics manufacturers, the Asia-Pacific region is expected to dominate the modular robotics market during the forecast period. The modular robotics market is dominated by developing nations like China, Japan, South Korea, and India. Due to significant investments in industrial automation, which increase demand for modular robotics, China is anticipated to present lucrative growth opportunities in the market. Furthermore, another significant factor driving the market is the high rate of industrial automation adoption throughout the Asia-Pacific region.
Region with highest CAGR:
Due to the widespread adoption of advanced and autonomous robots, North America is predicted to register the highest CAGR growth. The growth is being fueled by advances in gripping systems and related technology. To improve their robotics business processes in the region, major players are concentrating on working together with numerous businesses that offer gripping systems and related technology. As a result, these elements will probably increase the demand for modular robotics in this area.
Key players in the market
Some of the key players profiled in the Modular Robotics Market include 3D HUBS B.V., ABB, Acmi S.p.A., Aurotek Corporation, b+m surface systems GmbH, Cassioli Group, Comau S.P.A., DENSO Products and Services Americas, Inc., Durr Group, Fanuc Corporation, igm Robotersysteme AG, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Omron Adept Technology, Inc., OTC DAIHEN Inc., Rethink Robotics GmbH, Seiko Epson Corporation, Shibaura Machine Co., Ltd., ST Robotics Limited, Stäubli International AG, TM Robotics (Americas) Inc., Unbox Robotics, Universal Robots A/S, Vision Machinery Inc., Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd. and Yaskawa Electric Corporation.
In January 2023, Exotec, a robotics provider, expanded its product portfolio with three modular innovations. The innovations aimed at enabling greater flexibility, versatility, and efficiency in the warehousing industry. The first innovation is the "Skypod 2," which is an autonomous, high-density storage solution that can store up to 50% more products than traditional warehouse storage systems. Exotec's new products are designed to help businesses optimize their warehouse operations and increase their efficiency
In July 2022, Beckhoff showcases its latest modular industrial robot system at Automatica 2022, the ATRO, which features added link modules of different designs and dimensions, giving users the flexibility to meet their automation needs.
In July 2022, Beckhoff Introduces the ATRO Modular Robot. This forthcoming modular, customizable, do-it-yourself robot technology adds new dimensions to how end users, system integrators, and OEMs will think about robotic automation.
Robot Types Covered:
• Articulated Modular Robots
• Cartesian Modular Robots
• Collaborative Modular Robots
• Parallel Modular Robots
• SCARA Modular Robots
• Other Robot Types
• Homogenous Module
• Heterogeneous Module
• Manual Configuration
Payload Capacities Covered:
• 1-16 Kg
• 16.1-60 Kg
• 60.1-225 Kg
• More than 225 Kg
End Users Covered:
• Electronics and Electrical
• Food and Beverages
• Metals and Machinery
• Precision Engineering and Optics
• Retail & e-Commerce
• Other End Users
• North America
o Rest of Europe
• Asia Pacific
o New Zealand
o South Korea
o Rest of Asia Pacific
• South America
o Rest of South America
• Middle East & Africa
o Saudi Arabia
o South Africa
o Rest of Middle East & Africa
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Table of Contents
1 Executive Summary
2.2 Stake Holders
2.3 Research Scope
2.4 Research Methodology
2.4.1 Data Mining
2.4.2 Data Analysis
2.4.3 Data Validation
2.4.4 Research Approach
2.5 Research Sources
2.5.1 Primary Research Sources
2.5.2 Secondary Research Sources
3 Market Trend Analysis
3.6 End User Analysis
3.7 Impact of Covid-19
4 Porters Five Force Analysis
4.1 Bargaining power of suppliers
4.2 Bargaining power of buyers
4.3 Threat of substitutes
4.4 Threat of new entrants
4.5 Competitive rivalry
5 Global Modular Robotics Market, By Type
6 Global Modular Robotics Market, By Robot Type
6.2 Articulated Modular Robots
6.3 Cartesian Modular Robots
6.4 Collaborative Modular Robots
6.5 Parallel Modular Robots
6.6 SCARA Modular Robots
6.7 Other Robot Type
6.7.1 Spherical Robots
6.7.2 Cylindrical Robots
7 Global Modular Robotics Market, By Component
7.2.2 Driver Module
8 Global Modular Robotics Market, By Design
8.2 Homogenous Module
8.3 Heterogeneous Module
9 Global Modular Robotics Market, By Configuration
9.3 Manual Configuration
10 Global Modular Robotics Market, By Payload Capacity
10.2 1-16 Kg
10.3 16.1-60 Kg
10.4 60.1-225 Kg
10.5 More than 225 Kg
11 Global Modular Robotics Market, By End User
11.5 Electronics and Electrical
11.6 Food and Beverages
11.8 Metals and Machinery
11.10 Precision Engineering and Optics
11.11 Retail & e-Commerce
11.12 Other End Users
12 Global Modular Robotics Market, By Geography
12.2 North America
12.3.6 Rest of Europe
12.4 Asia Pacific
12.4.5 New Zealand
12.4.6 South Korea
12.4.7 Rest of Asia Pacific
12.5 South America
12.5.4 Rest of South America
12.6 Middle East & Africa
12.6.1 Saudi Arabia
12.6.4 South Africa
12.6.5 Rest of Middle East & Africa
13 Key Developments
13.1 Agreements, Partnerships, Collaborations and Joint Ventures
13.2 Acquisitions & Mergers
13.3 New Product Launch
13.5 Other Key Strategies
14 Company Profiling
14.1 3D HUBS B.V.
14.3 Acmi S.p.A.
14.4 Aurotek Corporation
14.5 b+m surface systems GmbH
14.6 Cassioli Group
14.7 Comau S.P.A.
14.8 DENSO Products and Services Americas, Inc.
14.9 Durr Group
14.10 Fanuc Corporation
14.11 igm Robotersysteme AG
14.12 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.,
14.13 Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.
14.14 Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
14.15 Omron Adept Technology, Inc.
14.16 OTC DAIHEN Inc.
14.17 Rethink Robotics GmbH
14.18 Seiko Epson Corporation
14.19 Shibaura Machine Co., Ltd.
14.20 ST Robotics Limited
14.21 Stäubli International AG
14.22 TM Robotics (Americas) Inc.
14.23 Unbox Robotics
14.24 Universal Robots A/S
14.25 Vision Machinery Inc.
14.26 Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd.
14.27 Yaskawa Electric Corporation
List of Tables
1 Global Modular Robotics Market Outlook, By Region (2021-2030) ($MN)
2 Global Modular Robotics Market Outlook, By Type (2021-2030) ($MN)
3 Global Modular Robotics Market Outlook, By Chain (2021-2030) ($MN)
4 Global Modular Robotics Market Outlook, By Lattice (2021-2030) ($MN)
5 Global Modular Robotics Market Outlook, By Strut (2021-2030) ($MN)
6 Global Modular Robotics Market Outlook, By Robot Type (2021-2030) ($MN)
7 Global Modular Robotics Market Outlook, By Articulated Modular Robots (2021-2030) ($MN)
8 Global Modular Robotics Market Outlook, By Cartesian Modular Robots (2021-2030) ($MN)
9 Global Modular Robotics Market Outlook, By Collaborative Modular Robots (2021-2030) ($MN)
10 Global Modular Robotics Market Outlook, By Parallel Modular Robots (2021-2030) ($MN)
11 Global Modular Robotics Market Outlook, By SCARA Modular Robots (2021-2030) ($MN)
11 Global Modular Robotics Market Outlook, By Other Robot Types (2021-2030) ($MN)
13 Global Modular Robotics Market Outlook, By Spherical Robots (2021-2030) ($MN)
14 Global Modular Robotics Market Outlook, By Cylindrical Robots (2021-2030) ($MN)
15 Global Modular Robotics Market Outlook, By Component (2021-2030) ($MN)
17 Global Modular Robotics Market Outlook, By Hardware (2021-2030) ($MN)
18 Global Modular Robotics Market Outlook, By Controller (2021-2030) ($MN)
19 Global Modular Robotics Market Outlook, By Driver Module (2021-2030) ($MN)
20 Global Modular Robotics Market Outlook, By Manipulator (2021-2030) ($MN)
21 Global Modular Robotics Market Outlook, By Sensor (2021-2030) ($MN)
22 Global Modular Robotics Market Outlook, By Software (2021-2030) ($MN)
23 Global Modular Robotics Market Outlook, By Services (2021-2030) ($MN)
24 Global Modular Robotics Market Outlook, By Design (2021-2030) ($MN)
25 Global Modular Robotics Market Outlook, By Homogenous Module (2021-2030) ($MN)
26 Global Modular Robotics Market Outlook, By Heterogeneous Module (2021-2030) ($MN)
27 Global Modular Robotics Market Outlook, By Configuration (2021-2030) ($MN)
28 Global Modular Robotics Market Outlook, By Auto-Configuration (2021-2030) ($MN)
29 Global Modular Robotics Market Outlook, By Manual Configuration (2021-2030) ($MN)
30 Global Modular Robotics Market Outlook, By Payload Capacity (2021-2030) ($MN)
31 Global Modular Robotics Market Outlook, By 1-16 Kg (2021-2030) ($MN)
32 Global Modular Robotics Market Outlook, By 16.1-60 Kg (2021-2030) ($MN)
33 Global Modular Robotics Market Outlook, By 60.1-225 Kg (2021-2030) ($MN)
34 Global Modular Robotics Market Outlook, By More than 225 Kg (2021-2030) ($MN)
35 Global Modular Robotics Market Outlook, By End User (2021-2030) ($MN)
36 Global Modular Robotics Market Outlook, By Automotive (2021-2030) ($MN)
37 Global Modular Robotics Market Outlook, By Chemical (2021-2030) ($MN)
38 Global Modular Robotics Market Outlook, By Cosmetics (2021-2030) ($MN)
39 Global Modular Robotics Market Outlook, By Electronics and Electrical (2021-2030) ($MN)
40 Global Modular Robotics Market Outlook, By Food and Beverages (2021-2030) ($MN)
41 Global Modular Robotics Market Outlook, By Logistics (2021-2030) ($MN)
42 Global Modular Robotics Market Outlook, By Metals and Machinery (2021-2030) ($MN)
43 Global Modular Robotics Market Outlook, By Pharmaceutical (2021-2030) ($MN)
44 Global Modular Robotics Market Outlook, By Precision Engineering and Optics (2021-2030) ($MN)
45 Global Modular Robotics Market Outlook, By Retail & e-Commerce (2021-2030) ($MN)
46 Global Modular Robotics Market Outlook, By Other End Users (2021-2030) ($MN)
Note: Tables for North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America and Middle East & Africa Regions are also represented in the same manner as above.
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