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Robotics: Technologies and Global Markets

Robotics: Technologies and Global Markets

The global robotics market reached nearly $24.9 billion in 2015. The market should reach over $25.9 billion and $31.5 billion in 2016 and 2021 respectively, increasing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.0% from 2016 to 2021.

This report provides:
An overview of recent key developments in the global market for robotics and a look ahead at the next five years.
Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2015, 2016, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2021.
A review of the history of the robotics industry, and of the six basic types of robots: industrial, domestic service, professional service, security, space, and military.
Examination of the basic technology and components (e.g., power supplies, end effectors) that are required on all types of robots.
Discussion of the broader economic, national policy, and industrial development issues that support, and in some cases, impede the adoption of robotic technology.
A developmental perspective of the robotics industry, as documented by its patent history.
Profiles of major players in the industry.


SCOPE AND FORMAT

Robotics: Technologies and Global Markets provides both a review of recent key developments in robotics and a forecast that examines the industry from the perspective of robot makers and their traditional and prospective end users.

TOPICAL SCOPE

Forecasts have been generated by region, by type of robot, by robot–user, by robot–assigned task, and by type of robotic product and market region.

Five types of robots are discussed and forecast in this report: industrial robots, professional service robots, military robots, domestic service robots, and security robots.

Sixteen types of robot users are covered: aerospace manufacturing, agricultural, automotive manufacturing, building maintenance, chemical and fuel processing, construction, consumer products manufacturing, education and research, electrical and electronics manufacturing, food processing, government – defense, government – non–defense, healthcare, households, pharmaceutical manufacturing, and textile and clothing manufacturing.

Nineteen robot–performed tasks are examined: assembly; assisted transport; building security; construction and demolition; couriers and guides; dispensing; entertainment; floor maintenance; exterior maintenance; hazardous materials disposal; inspection and sample collection; laboratory bench assistance; material handling; painting, coating and gluing; palletizing and packaging; part cutting and forming; surgery; surveillance; and welding and soldering.

Four robotic products groups are reviewed: whole robots, robot parts, robot software and robot safety materials.

GEOGRAPHIC SCOPE

The study examined the factor driving the potential robotics market in 74 countries with a sufficient economic and manufacturing structure to adopt robotic technology. For forecasting purposes those countries were divided among three geographic and one non–geographic groups. In the report we identify those market groups as: Asia–Pacific, Europe Plus, North America, and Other markets.

Asia–Pacific contains 14 countries: Australia, Bangladesh, China–Mainland, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Europe Plus contains 31 countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and United Kingdom.

North America contains four regions: Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and the United States.

Other markets covers 25 countries: Argentina, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Egypt, Georgia, Guatemala, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Morocco, Nigeria, Peru, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Venezuela.

FORMAT

The study itself is divided into 11 chapters and contains 108 tables. The Summary and Introduction chapters are followed by chapters that reflect the five market perspectives on the robotics industry: by type of robot, by region, and so forth. Chapters eight and nine discuss basic and advanced robotic technology, including recent developments. Chapter Ten summarizes recent patent activity including abstracts of key robotic patents. Chapter Eleven describes major commercial and non–commercial participants the global robotics community and lists with postal addresses more than 112 academic organizations actively involved in research projects.

Market estimates and forecasts are provided in constant U.S. dollars, unadjusted for inflation

CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY
INTENDED AUDIENCE
SCOPE AND FORMAT
TOPICAL SCOPE
GEOGRAPHIC SCOPE
FORMAT
ROBOTS NOT INCLUDED IN THIS STUDY
INFORMATION SOURCES AND METHODOLOGY
RELATED BCC RESEARCH REPORTS
ANALYST'S CREDENTIALS
BCC RESEARCH WEBSITE
DISCLAIMER
CHAPTER 2 SUMMARY
SUMMARY TABLE GLOBAL ROBOTICS MARKET, BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
SUMMARY FIGURE GLOBAL ROBOTICS MARKET, BY REGION, 2016 AND 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
CHAPTER 3 FORECASTS BY TYPE OF ROBOT
TABLE 1 GLOBAL ROBOTICS MARKET, BY TYPE, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
INDUSTRIAL ROBOTS
VALUE ADDED DRIVES DEMAND
TABLE 2 INDUSTRIAL VALUE ADDED IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC MARKET (% OF GDP)
INDUSTRIAL ROBOT FORECAST
TABLE 3 GLOBAL INDUSTRIAL ROBOTS MARKET, BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
PROFESSIONAL SERVICE ROBOTS
PHYSICIANS DRIVE DEMAND
TABLE 4 NUMBER OF PHYSICIANS BY REGION, 2015 (PER 1,000 PEOPLE)
PROFESSIONAL SERVICE ROBOT FORECAST
TABLE 5 GLOBAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICE ROBOTICS MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
MILITARY ROBOTS
DEFENSE SPENDING SOLE MARKET DRIVER
TABLE 6 NATIONAL MILITARY SPENDING, 2015 (% OF GDP)
MILITARY ROBOT FORECAST
TABLE 7 GLOBAL MILITARY ROBOTICS MARKET, BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
DOMESTIC SERVICE ROBOTS
DOMESTIC ROBOTS WILL REMAIN A LUXURY PRODUCT
TABLE 8 GINI INDEX AS AN INDICATOR OF LUXURY DEMAND, 2015 (HIGH VALUES SHOW HIGH POTENTIAL)
DOMESTIC SERVICE ROBOT FORECAST
TABLE 9 GLOBAL DOMESTIC SERVICE ROBOTICS MARKET, BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
SECURITY ROBOTS
PROPERTY CRIME DRIVES SECURITY ROBOT DEMAND
TABLE 10 LOSSES DUE TO THEFT, ROBBERY, VANDALISM, AND ARSON, 2014 (% OF SALES)
SECURITY ROBOT FORECAST
TABLE 11 GLOBAL SECURITY ROBOTS MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
CHAPTER 4 REGIONAL ANALYSIS AND FORECAST
MARKET-WIDE DRIVERS
TABLE 12 PERCENTAGE OF WORKERS 64 YEARS AND OLDER (%)
TABLE 13 GROSS CAPITAL FORMATION (% OF GDP)
TABLE 14 GROSS DOMESTIC SAVINGS (% OF GDP)
REGIONAL DRIVERS
REGIONAL MARKETS: ROBOT FORECASTS
TABLE 15 GLOBAL ROBOTICS MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
ASIA-PACIFIC
TABLE 16 ASIA-PACIFIC ROBOTICS MARKET, BY TYPE , THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
EUROPE PLUS
TABLE 17 EUROPE PLUS ROBOTICS MARKET, BY TYPE, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
NORTH AMERICA
TABLE 18 NORTH AMERICAN ROBOTICS MARKET, BY TYPE, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
OTHER MARKETS
TABLE 19 OTHER ROBOTICS MARKETS, BY TYPE, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
CHAPTER 5 FORECASTS BY ROBOT USERS
GLOBAL ROBOTICS MARKET BY END-USER
TABLE 20 GLOBAL ROBOTICS MARKET, BY END-USER INDUSTRY, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
AEROSPACE MANUFACTURING
TABLE 21 GLOBAL AEROSPACE ROBOTICS MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
AGRICULTURAL INDUSTRY
TABLE 22 AMOUNT OF AGRICULTURAL LAND BY COUNTRY, 2014 (KM2 )
TABLE 23 GLOBAL AGRICULTURAL ROBOTICS MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
AUTOMOTIVE MANUFACTURING
TABLE 24 GLOBAL AUTOMOTIVE ROBOTICS MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
BUILDING MAINTENANCE
TABLE 25 GLOBAL URBAN CONCENTRATION AND GROWTH (POPULATION, ANNUAL GROWTH %)
TABLE 26 GLOBAL BUILDING MAINTENANCE ROBOTICS MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
CHEMICAL AND FUEL PROCESSING
TABLE 27 CHEMICAL PRODUCTION AND FOSSIL FUEL (CHEMICAL % OF VALUE ADDED IN MANUFACTURING, FOSSIL FUEL ENERGY
CONSUMPTION % OF TOTAL)
TABLE 28 GLOBAL CHEMICAL AND FUEL PROCESSING MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
CONSTRUCTION
TABLE 29 GLOBAL CONSTRUCTION ROBOTICS MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
CONSUMER PRODUCTS MANUFACTURING
TABLE 30 GLOBAL PER CAPITA INCOME (CURRENT $ U.S. IN 2015)
TABLE 31 GLOBAL CONSUMER PRODUCTS ROBOTICS MARKET, BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
EDUCATION AND RESEARCH
TABLE 32 NATIONAL AND MALE ENROLLMENT (% OF GROSS SCHOOL ENROLLMENT)
TABLE 33 GLOBAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH ROBOTICS MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS MANUFACTURING
TABLE 34 GLOBAL HIGH-TECHNOLOGY EXPORTS, 2015 (2015 CURRENT U.S. $ BILLIONS)
TABLE 35 GLOBAL ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS ROBOTICS MARKET, BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
FOOD PROCESSING
TABLE 36 GLOBAL FOOD PROCESSING DRIVERS, 2015 (% OF VALUE ADDED IN MANUFACTURING, % OF MERCHANDISE EXPORTS)
TABLE 37 GLOBAL FOOD PROCESSING MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
GOVERNMENT-DEFENSE
TABLE 38 GLOBAL GOVERNMENT-DEFENSE ROBOTICS MARKET, BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
GOVERNMENT-NONDEFENSE
TABLE 39 GENERAL GOVERNMENTAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURE AND ANNUAL GROWTH, 2014 (% OF GDP, ANNUAL % GROWTH)
TABLE 40 GLOBAL GOVERNMENT NON-DEFENSE ROBOTICS MARKET, BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
HEALTHCARE
TABLE 41 NUMBER OF PHYSICIANS AND HOSPITAL BEDS, 2015 (PER 1,000 PEOPLE)
TABLE 42 GLOBAL HEALTHCARE ROBOTICS MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
HOUSEHOLDS
TABLE 43 GLOBAL HOUSEHOLD ROBOTICS MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
PHARMACEUTICAL MANUFACTURING
TABLE 44 GLOBAL PHARMACEUTICAL MANUFACTURING ROBOTICS MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TEXTILE AND CLOTHING MANUFACTURING
TABLE 45 TEXTILES AND CLOTHING MANUFACTURING, 2014 (% OF VALUE ADDED IN MANUFACTURING)
TABLE 46 GLOBAL TEXTILE AND CLOTHING ROBOTICS MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
CHAPTER 6 FORECASTS BY ROBOT-PERFORMED TASK
ROBOT-PERFORMED TASKS
TABLE 47 GLOBAL ROBOTICS MARKET SIZE BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 48 GLOBAL ROBOTICS MARKET GROWTH BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 49 GLOBAL DEMAND FOR ROBOTS USED FOR ASSEMBLY BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 50 GLOBAL DEMAND FOR ROBOTS USED FOR ASSISTED TRANSPORT BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 51 GLOBAL DEMAND FOR ROBOTS USED FOR BUILDING SECURITY BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 52 GLOBAL DEMAND FOR ROBOTS USED FOR CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 53 GLOBAL DEMAND FOR ROBOTS USED FOR COURIERS AND GUIDES BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 54 GLOBAL DEMAND FOR ROBOTS USED FOR DISPENSING BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 55 GLOBAL DEMAND FOR ROBOTS USED FOR ENTERTAINMENT BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 56 GLOBAL DEMAND FOR ROBOTS USED FOR EXTERIOR MAINTENANCE BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 57 GLOBAL DEMAND FOR ROBOTS USED FOR FLOOR MAINTENANCE BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 58 GLOBAL DEMAND FOR ROBOTS USED FOR HAZARDOUS MATERIALS DISPOSAL BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 59 GLOBAL DEMAND FOR ROBOTS USED FOR INSPECTION AND SAMPLE COLLECTION BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 60 GLOBAL DEMAND FOR ROBOTS USED FOR LABORATORY BENCH ASSISTANCE BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 61 GLOBAL DEMAND FOR ROBOTS USED FOR MATERIAL HANDLING BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 62 GLOBAL DEMAND FOR ROBOTS USED FOR PAINTING, COATING AND GLUING BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 63 GLOBAL DEMAND FOR ROBOTS USED FOR PALLETIZING AND PACKAGING BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 64 GLOBAL DEMAND FOR ROBOTS USED FOR PART CUTTING AND FORMING BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 65 GLOBAL DEMAND FOR ROBOTS USED FOR SURGERY BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 66 GLOBAL DEMAND FOR ROBOTS USED FOR SURVEILLANCE BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 67 GLOBAL DEMAND FOR ROBOTS USED FOR WELDING AND SOLDERING BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
CHAPTER 7 ROBOTICS FORECAST BY TYPE OF PRODUCT
TABLE 68 GLOBAL ROBOTICS MARKET BY PRODUCT, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
WHOLE ROBOTS
TABLE 69 GLOBAL ROBOTICS MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 70 GLOBAL ROBOTICS MARKET BY SIZE, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 71 GLOBAL ROBOTS MARKET BY GROWTH, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
ROBOT PARTS
TABLE 72 GLOBAL ROBOTIC PARTS MARKET, BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 73 GLOBAL ROBOTIC PARTS MARKET, BY SIZE, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 74 GLOBAL ROBOTIC PARTS MARKET, BY GROWTH, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
ROBOT SOFTWARE
TABLE 75 GLOBAL ROBOTICS SOFTWARE MARKET, BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 76 GLOBAL ROBOTICS SOFTWARE MARKET, BY SIZE, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 77 GLOBAL ROBOT SOFTWARE MARKET BY GROWTH, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
SAFETY MATERIALS
TABLE 78 GLOBAL ROBOTICS SAFETY MATERIALS MARKET, BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 79 GLOBAL ROBOTICS SAFETY MATERIALS MARKET BY SIZE, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 80 GLOBAL SAFETY MATERIALS MARKET BY GROWTH, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
CHAPTER 8 BASIC ROBOTICS TECHNOLOGY
TECHNOLOGIES
ACTUATION
TABLE 81 NOTEWORTHY ACTUATION RELATED RESEARCH, JANUARY 2015-MARCH 2016
CALIBRATION
TABLE 82 NOTEWORTHY CALIBRATION RELATED RESEARCH, JANUARY 2015-MARCH 2016
CONFIGURATION
TABLE 83 NOTEWORTHY CONFIGURATION RELATED RESEARCH, JANUARY 2015 - MARCH 2016
CONTROL AND MOTION CONTROL
TABLE 84 NOTEWORTHY CONTROL RELATED RESEARCH, JANUARY 2015 - MARCH 2016
END OF ARM TOOLS
LEARNING
TABLE 85 NOTEWORTHY ROBOT LEARNING RELATED RESEARCH, JANUARY 2015 - MARCH 2016
MANIPULATION
TABLE 86 NOTEWORTHY RESEARCH RELATED TO ROBOTIC MANIPULATION, JANUARY 2015 - MARCH 2016
MISSIONS, TASKS AND PROCESSES
POWER MANAGEMENT
SENSING AND SENSORS
TABLE 87 NOTEWORTHY SENSOR RELATED RESEARCH, JANUARY 2015 - MARCH 2016
CHAPTER 9 ADVANCED ROBOT TECHNOLOGY
TECHNOLOGIES
ADAPTATION
TABLE 88 NOTEWORTHY ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE RELATED RESEARCH, JANUARY 2015 - MARCH 2016
AUTONOMY
TABLE 89 NOTEWORTHY AUTONOMY RELATED RESEARCH, JANUARY 2015 - MARCH 2016
COGNITION
COLLABORATIVE ROBOTS
COLLISION AVOIDANCE
DEPENDABILITY
INTERACTION-HUMAN AND ROBOT
INTERACTION-ROBOT AND ROBOT
LOCOMOTION
KNOWLEDGE SYSTEMS
LOCALIZATION
TABLE 90 NOTEWORTHY RESEARCH RELATED TO LOCALIZATION, JANUARY 2015 - MARCH 2016
MATERIALS
TABLE 91 NOTEWORTHY MATERIALS RELATED RESEARCH, JANUARY 2015 - MARCH 2016
NAVIGATION
TABLE 92 NOTEWORTHY NAVIGATION RELATED RESEARCH, JANUARY 2015 - MARCH 2016
SENSOR FUSION
SWARMS AND NETWORKS
TABLE 93 NOTEWORTHY RESEARCH RELATED TO SWARMING, JANUARY 2015 - MARCH 2016
TELEROBOTICS
VISION
TABLE 94 NOTEWORTHY VISION RESEARCH, JANUARY 2015 - MARCH 2016
CHAPTER 10 PATENT ANALYSIS
RECENT PATENT ACTIVITY
TABLE 95 U.S. PATENTS AWARDED TO THE MOST VISIBLE ROBOT SUPPLIERS DECEMBER 12, 2013 - MARCH 22, 2016 (NO. OF PATENTS)
TABLE 96 U.S. UTILITY PATENTS THAT REFERENCE ROBOTS OR ROBOTICS, DECEMBER 12, 2013 - MARCH 22, 2016
TABLE 97 U.S. DESIGN PATENTS THAT REFERENCE ROBOTS OR ROBOTICS, DECEMBER 12, 2013 - MARCH 22, 2016
TABLE 98 RECENT RE-ISSUED U.S. PATENTS THAT REFERENCE ROBOTS OR ROBOTICS, DECEMBER 12, 2013 - MARCH 22, 2016
TECHNOLOGICALLY SIGNIFICANT ROBOTIC PATENTS
PROGRAMMED ARTICLE TRANSFER
METHOD FOR TRANSFERRING WAFERS IN A SEMICONDUCTOR
TAPE-PEELING APPARATUS
WELDING MACHINE AND METHOD FOR ASSEMBLING SAME
LINKING ELEMENT WITH SCREW JACK AND ITS USE FOR AN INDUSTRIAL
ROBOT ARM
PAINT SPRAY BOOTH WITH ROBOT
SUPPORTING STRUCTURE
METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING WAFERS
LIGHT PINPOINTING DEVICE FOR A ROBOT
REMOTE CONTROL SYSTEM FOR BIPED LOCOMOTION ROBOT
SCARA-TYPE ROBOT WITH COUNTERBALANCED ARMS
STACK GRASPER FOR SHEETLIKE PRODUCTS AND METHOD OF PALLETIZING USING A STACK GRASPER
ERROR-RECOVERY METHODS FOR CONTROLLING ROBOTIC SYSTEMS
SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY FOCUSING THE ATTENTION
OF A VIRTUAL ROBOT INTERACTING WITH USERS
METHOD AND ASSOCIATED APPARATUS FOR CAPTURING, SERVICING, AND DEORBITING EARTH SATELLITES USING ROBOTICS
ROBOT APPARATUS AND EMOTION REPRESENTING METHOD
MODULAR WALL-CLIMBING ROBOT WITH TRANSITION CAPABILITY
IMPACT-ABSORBING MECHANISM OF WALKING ROBOT
LINK ASSEMBLY FOR A SNAKELIKE ROBOT ARM
OMNIDIRECTIONAL ROBOT CLEANER
QUADRUPED WALKING ROBOT
AERIAL ROBOT WITH DISPENSABLE CONDUCTIVE FILAMENT
ENERGY-EFFICIENT ROBOTIC SYSTEM
LEGGED LOCOMOTION ROBOT
FLEXIBLE INSTRUMENT
AUTONOMOUS MOBILE ROBOT
ROBOTIC LOCOMOTION METHOD AND MOBILE ROBOT
STABLE MOTION CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A LEGGED MOBILE
ROBOT
DEVICE AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY SETTING INTERLOCK
BETWEEN ROBOTS
METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR PRESENTING CHALLENGES TO TELL
HUMANS AND COMPUTERS APART
LEGGED ROBOT
DUAL TRACKED MOBILE ROBOT FOR MOTION IN ROUGH TERRAIN
ROBOT AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING ROBOT
SURGICAL SLAVE ROBOT
LEGGED ROBOT AND CONTROL METHOD
COMPANION ROBOT FOR PERSONAL INTERACTION
WEAPON ROBOT WITH SITUATIONAL AWARENESS
ROBOT DEPLOYED WEAPON SYSTEM AND SAFING METHOD
ENVIRONMENT MAP GENERATING METHOD AND MOBILE ROBOT
GAIT GENERATING SYSTEM AND CONTROL DEVICE OF LEGGED MOBILE
ROBOT
AUTOMATED ROBOTIC SYSTEM FOR HANDLING SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS
ROBOT
FLOOR WASHING ROBOT
FUEL CELL FOR MICROCAPSULE-TYPE ROBOT AND MICROCAPSULE-TYPE
ROBOT
INDUSTRIAL ROBOT
ELECTRICAL SPECIFIC RESISTIVITY PROBING ROBOT
MICROSURGICAL ROBOT SYSTEM
ROBOT SKIN
ROBOT
WALKING ROBOT
ROBOTICALLY GUIDED CATHETER
BIPLANAR FLUOROSCOPY GUIDED ROBOT SYSTEM FOR MINIMALLY
INVASIVE SURGERY AND THE CONTROL METHOD
CLEANING ROBOT SYSTEM AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING
INDUSTRIAL ROBOT SYSTEM
ROBOT AND METHOD FOR BENDING ORTHODONTIC ARCH WIRES AND OTHER MEDICAL DEVICES
MOBILE ROBOTIC VEHICLE
MOBILE ROBOT
METHOD FOR ASSISTING WITH PERCUTANEOUS INTERVENTIONS
MULTI-FINGERED ROBOT HAND
POLYMER ELECTROLYTE, ELECTROCHEMICAL DEVICE, AND ACTUATOR
ELEMENT
BIPEDAL WALKING ROBOT
ROBOTIC SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OBSERVING, LEARNING, AND SUPPORTING HUMAN ACTIVITIES
TENDON ENHANCED END EFFECTOR
ROBOTS WITH OCCLUSION AVOIDANCE FUNCTIONALITY
ROBOT FOR MINIMALLY INVASIVE INTERVENTIONS
AUTOMATED BRICK LAYING SYSTEM
MICROSURGICAL ROBOT SYSTEM
STABILIZED UAV RECOVERY SYSTEM
ROBOTIC BASED HEALTH CARE SYSTEM
ROBOT HAND AND HUMANOID ROBOT
SYSTEM FOR CARRYING OUT AUTOMATIC DRILLING/RIVETING PROCESS IN AERONAUTICAL ASSEMBLY PIECES
MOVING ROUTE PLANNING METHOD AND NAVIGATION METHOD FOR AVOIDING DYNAMIC HINDRANCES FOR MOBILE ROBOT DEVICE
MINIMALLY INVASIVE MEDICAL SYSTEM EMPLOYING A MAGNETICALLY
CONTROLLED EN DO-ROBOT
COMPANION ROBOT FOR PERSONAL INTERACTION
MEDICAL TELE-ROBOTIC SYSTEM
CLEANING ROBOT
ROBOTICALLY GUIDED CATHETER
NURSING SYSTEM
METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PERFORMING INVASIVE MEDICAL PROCEDURES
USING A SURGICAL ROBOT
ROBOTIC VEHICLE
TOUCH-SENSITIVE ROBOT
VERTICAL ARTICULATED ROBOT
MEDICAL ROBOT FOR USE IN AN MRI
ROBOT-DEPLOYED ASSEMBLY TOOL AND METHOD FOR INSTALLING
FASTENERS IN AIRCRAFT STRUCTURES
TACTILE SENSOR
ARC WELDING ROBOT
HUMANOID ROBOT
INDUSTRIAL ROBOT
HIGH RADIATION ENVIRONMENT TUNNEL MONITORING SYSTEM AND
METHOD
ROBOT FOR TRAINING A REHABILITATOR
ROBOTS WITH COLLISION AVOIDANCE FUNCTIONALITY
METHOD AND DEVICE FOR POSITIONING STRINGERS ON AN AIRCRAFT
SKIN, IN PARTICULAR ON A WING SKIN
PRODUCTION SYSTEM HAVING COOPERATING PROCESS AREA BETWEEN
HUMAN AND ROBOT
ROBOTIC REHABILITATION APPARATUS AND METHOD
BIDIRECTIONAL MOVING MICRO-ROBOT SYSTEM
WALKING ROBOT
INTELLIGENT STEPPING FOR HUMANOID FALL DIRECTION CHANGE
ROBOT HEAD WITH ARTIFICIAL EARS
METHOD OF OPERATING AN IN-LINE LEGGED ROBOT VEHICLE
INTERNAL PIPE COATING INSPECTION ROBOT
ROBOT, METHOD AND PROGRAM OF CORRECTING A ROBOT VOICE IN ACCORDANCE WITH HEAD MOVEMENT
SHARED ROBOT KNOWLEDGE BASE FOR USE WITH CLOUD COMPUTING
SYSTEM
SUCTION-TYPE ROBOT HAND WITH WEIGHT MEASUREMENT FUNCTION
THEREMIN-PLAYER ROBOT
AUTONOMOUS COVERAGE ROBOT
AUTONOMOUS SURFACE CLEANING ROBOT FOR DRY CLEANING
GRIPPER OF ROBOT FOR ASSEMBLING VEHICLE
MOPPING ASSEMBLY FOR A MOBILE ROBOT
STEADY HAND MICROMANIPULATION ROBOT
ROBOT, A DOCKING SYSTEM AND A DOCKING METHOD
SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GUIDING A ROBOT CLEANER ALONG A PATH
CALIBRATION TOOL FOR A DELTA ROBOT
CHAPTER 11 THE ROBOTICS COMMUNITY
COMMERCIAL PARTICIPANTS
ABB ROBOTICS
TABLE 99 U.S. PATENTS AWARDED TO ABB, DECEMBER 12, 2013 - MARCH 22, 2016
AETHON
ALDEBARAN ROBOTICS
ALPHABET INC.
AMAZON INC.
BAE SYSTEMS PLC
BARRETT TECHNOLOGY INC.
BLACK-I ROBOTICS
BLUEFIN ROBOTICS
BOEING CO.
BOSCH REXROTH
BOSTON DYNAMICS
CLEARPATH ROBOTICS
COMAU
DENSO ROBOTICS
DJI
ENERGID TECHNOLOGIES
EPSON ROBOTS
FANUC ROBOTICS AMERICA INC.
TABLE 100 U.S. PATENTS AWARDED TO FANUC, DECEMBER 12, 2013 - MARCH 22, 2016
GENESIS SYSTEMS GROUP LLC
HANSEN MEDICAL
HARVEST AUTOMATION INC.
HITACHI LTD.
HONDA ENGINEERING NORTH AMERICA INC.
INTELLIBOT ROBOTICS
INTUITIVE SURGICAL INC.
TABLE 101 U.S. PATENTS AWARDED TO INTUITIVE SURGICAL, DECEMBER 12, 2013 - MARCH 22, 2016
IROBOT CORP.
TABLE 102 U.S. PATENTS AWARDED TO IROBOT, DECEMBER 12, 2013 - MARCH 22, 2016
JOHN DEERE
KAIROS AUTONOMI
KAWASAKI ROBOTICS
KUKA ROBOTICS CORP.
TABLE 103 U.S. PATENTS AWARDED TO KUKA, DECEMBER 12, 2013 - MARCH 22, 2016
LIQUID ROBOTICS
LOCKHEED MARTIN
MAKO SURGICAL
MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC AUTOMATION INC.
MOTOMAN ROBOTICS
NACHI ROBOTICS
OMRON ADEPT TECHNOLOGIES
PANASONIC
PAR SYSTEMS INC.
QINETIQ
RECONROBOTICS
RESTORATION ROBOTICS
RETHINK ROBOTICS
ROBAI
ROBOTIQ
SAMSUNG
TABLE 104 U.S. PATENTS AWARDED TO SAMSUNG, DECEMBER 12, 2013 - MARCH 22, 2016
SCHIEBEL TECHNOLOGY INC.
SCHUNK
SEEGRID
SHENYANG INSTITUTE OF AUTOMATION
SIASUN ROBOT & AUTOMATION
SICK INC.
SOFTBANK ROBOTICS CORP.
SOIL MACHINE DYNAMICS LTD.
STAUBLI
TOSHIBA MACHINE CO., AMERICA
TOYOTA
TABLE 105 U.S. PATENTS AWARDED TO TOYOTA, DECEMBER 12, 2013 - MARCH 22, 2016
VECNA TECHNOLOGIES
VECTORNAV TECHNOLOGIES
VENTAX ROBOT INC.
WOLF ROBOTICS
YAMAHA ROBOTICS
YASKAWA AMERICA
TABLE 106 U.S. PATENTS AWARDED TO YASKAWA, DECEMBER 12, 2013 - MARCH 22, 2016
ZAYTRAN
NON-COMMERCIAL PARTICIPANTS
BRITISH AUTOMATION AND ROBOTICS ASSOCIATION
ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
EUNITED ROBOTICS
EUROBOTICS
GUSTAVO STEFANINI ROBOTICS RESEARCH CENTER
INSTITUTE OF ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS
INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF ROBOTICS
INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR STANDARDIZATION (ISO)
JAPAN ROBOT ASSOCIATION
NASA - ROBOTICS ALLIANCE PROJECT
ROBOTICS INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION
ROBOTICS SOCIETY OF JAPAN
ACADEMIC ORGANIZATIONS
AUSTRALIAN CENTRE FOR FIELD ROBOTICS
CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY ROBOTICS INSTITUTE
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
TABLE 107 ACTIVE ACADEMIC ROBOT RESEARCH PROGRAMS, JANUARY 2016

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