[robotics-worldwide] [news] World robot statistics for 2015 and forecasts 2016-2019 released (industrial and service robots); info and material

Hägele, Martin martin.haegele at ipa.fraunhofer.de
Sun Oct 16 05:22:52 PDT 2016


Dear Roboticist,

The latest robot statistics for 2015 and forecasts for 2016-2019 were recently released by the International Federation of Robotics. Again, 2015 was the most successful year ever for new robot installations with the highest number of industrial and service robots ever sold.

Apart from the extensive overviews on robot statistics and accompanying material (available through www.worldrobotics.org<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.worldrobotics.org&d=DQIFAw&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=dmTBwguRF19C2_sXypmcfB11mQGThplvySU0XmwZa4U&s=dqWC9_Bzhob010Mm5NM32dRU_0B4b8f33rF5wVUS1tQ&e= >) there are useful overviews and slides for free download:


·       For industrial robotics please refer to the offered material at https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.ifr.org_news_ifr-2Dpress-2Drelease_world-2Drobotics-2Dreport-2D2016-2D832&d=DQIFAw&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=dmTBwguRF19C2_sXypmcfB11mQGThplvySU0XmwZa4U&s=RDR1_GMrx2drRvh-D20_koy9yf31nfKJ66Vnd4k3hNw&e= ; in particular the executive summary (sufficient for most purposes) https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.ifr.org_index.php-3Fid-3D59-26df-3DExecutive-5FSummary-5FWR-5FIndustrial-5FRobots-5F2016.pdf&d=DQIFAw&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=dmTBwguRF19C2_sXypmcfB11mQGThplvySU0XmwZa4U&s=YuF4GGcfV8koPg6RHXh-2m8rtOD5mvpKd8ydsISlvK4&e= 

·       For similar information on the service robot market and forecast, please refer to https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.ifr.org_news_ifr-2Dpress-2Drelease_service-2Drobotics-2D835_&d=DQIFAw&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=dmTBwguRF19C2_sXypmcfB11mQGThplvySU0XmwZa4U&s=o_tOGhtU-2uKBt1dEbH6mQfOcjX1y7tLOE155sn40Jc&e=  with its executive summary https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.ifr.org_index.php-3Fid-3D59-26df-3DExecutive-5FSummary-5FService-5FRobots-5F2016.pdf&d=DQIFAw&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=dmTBwguRF19C2_sXypmcfB11mQGThplvySU0XmwZa4U&s=cG_sfEPyd00r5nyNF0LaitXpw6VkC4ra2EV2Y5kJSuE&e= .

Some highlights about industrial robots:


·       In 2015, industrial robot sales increased by 15% to 253,748 units (highest level ever recorded for one year). Main growth driver was the general industry (i.e. "non- automotive") with an increase of 33% compared to 2014, in particular the electronics industry (+41%), metal industry (+39%), the chemical, plastics and rubber industry (+16%).

·       China has significantly expanded its leading position as the biggest market with a share of 27% of the total supply in 2015.

About service robotics:


·       Total number of service robots for professional use sold in 2015 increased by 25% (sales value up 14% to a record of US$4.6bn). By 2019, sales forecast indicates increase up to an accumulated value of US$23bn for the period 2016-2019. Logistic systems make up 53% of the total forecast of service robots in this segment.

·       Service Robots for personal and domestic use surged by 16% in 2015 up to a value of US$2.2bn. Between 2016 to 2019 the estimated value will rise up to an accumulated US$22bn.

Best regards

Martin Haegele

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Martin Haegele
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