Collaborative Robot Market by Payload (Less Than 5 kg, 5–9 kg, 10–20 kg and More Than 20 kg), Component (Hardware and Software), Application, End User and Geography - Global Industry Analysis, Opportunities and Forecast up to 2030

Collaborative Robot Market by Payload (Less Than 5 kg, 5–9 kg, 10–20 kg and More Than 20 kg), Component (Hardware and Software), Application, End User and Geography - Global Industry Analysis, Opportunities and Forecast up to 2030

Collaborative Robot Market Size

The global collaborative robot market size was valued at $3,239.11 million in 2024 and is projected to reach $18,336.37 million by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 33.5% during the forecast period.

Collaborative Robot Market Overview

A collaborative robot, also known as cobot, is a type of robot specifically designed to work alongside humans in a shared workspace or environment. Unlike traditional industrial robots, which typically operate separately from humans and are kept behind safety barriers, cobots are equipped with advanced sensors and safety features that allow them to safely interact with humans. These robots are programmed to perform a wide range of activities, from simple assembly and pick-and-place operations to more complex tasks involving human-robot cooperation.

Collaborative Robot Market Dynamics
  • The collaborative robot market is expected to witness significant growth in the future due to the increasing demand for automation in various industries, growing focus on workplace safety and ergonomics, and advancements in sensor technology and artificial intelligence.
  • Additionally, the rising labour costs and shortage of skilled workers, expansion of collaborative applications beyond traditional manufacturing sectors, and adoption of cloud-based and remote monitoring systems are the prominent factors driving the growth of the collaborative robot market.
  • However, the high initial investment and integration costs, concerns about data security and privacy, and limited payload capacity and speed compared to traditional robots are restraining the market growth.
  • Conversely, the emerging markets and untapped industry sectors, development of innovative cobot applications and solutions, and integration of cobots with other automation technologies are creating opportunities for market growth.
By End-User, the Automotive Industry segment is Projected to Show Strong Presence in the Global Market

The automobile industry is expected to have a strong presence in the worldwide market during the forecast period due to it has always been at the forefront of implementing automation technology to reduce production processes and improve efficiency. Collaborative robots, or cobots, are an excellent fit for this industry because they combine flexibility, safety features, and ease of use, making them suitable for automating numerous activities in the car manufacturing process. Their ability to work alongside human workers without the need for extensive safety barriers is particularly advantageous in environments where space is limited or where human-robot collaboration is necessary.

In automotive applications, cobots excel at handling heavy components, performing repetitive tasks, and assisting workers in ergonomically challenging jobs. By reducing the risk of workplace injuries and increasing the field of ergonomics cobots help to create safer working environments, which is a top focus in the automobile industry.

Moreover, cobots offer the advantage of quick and easy reprogramming, allowing manufacturers to adapt their production lines to new models or configurations rapidly. This adaptability allows car manufacturers to optimise their operations, boost productivity, and remain competitive in a continually changing market scenario. As such, the demand for collaborative robots in the automotive sector continues to grow as manufacturers seek innovative solutions to meet the demands of modern production requirements.

By Geography, Europe Region Holds the Dominant Position in the Market Revenue

The European region maintains a leading position in market revenue due to the developing manufacturing industry particularly in sectors such as automotive, electronics, and machinery. European countries have been actively promoting and adopting industrial automation technologies to enhance their manufacturing competitiveness. Europe has stringent safety regulations and standards in the workplace.

Collaborative robots are designed with built-in safety features such as force sensing, collision avoidance, and power and speed limitations. The focus on worker safety has led to increased adoption of collaborative robots in the region.

Furthermore, governments in Europe have implemented various initiatives and funding programs to support the adoption of robotics and automation technologies. These initiatives aim to enhance industrial productivity, promote innovation, and create new job opportunities. Such support from governments encourages the deployment of collaborative robots in various industries.

List of the Key Players Profiled in the Report Includes:
  • Universal Robots A/S
  • ABB
  • AUBO
  • Doosan Robotics Inc.
  • Denso Corporation
  • Rethink Robotics GmBH
  • Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd.
  • Precise Automation Inc.
  • OMRON Corporation
  • Robert Bosch GmbH
Recent Developments:
  • In November 2023, Universal Robots, a Danish company known for its collaborative robots (cobots), announced plans to expand its product line by producing new cobot capable of carrying payloads of up to 30 kg.
Market Segmentation:

The research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry analysis with size, share, and forecast for the below segments:

Market by, Payload:
  • Less Than 5 kg
  • 5–9 kg
  • 10–20 kg
  • More Than 20 kg
Market by, Component:
  • Hardware
  • Software
Market by, Application:
  • Material Handling
  • Assembling and Disassembling
  • Welding and Soldering
  • Dispensing
  • Processing
  • Other Applications
Market by, End-User:
  • Electrical and Electronics
  • Furniture and Equipment
  • Automotive
  • Aerospace and Defense
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Plastics and Polymers
  • Metals and Machining
  • Food and Beverages
  • Cosmetics
  • Other End Users
Market by, Geography:

The collaborative robot market report also analyzes the major geographic regions and countries of the market. The regions and countries covered in the study include:
  • North America (The United States, Canada, Mexico), Market Estimates, Forecast & Opportunity Analysis
  • Europe (Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, Rest of Europe), Market Estimates, Forecast & Opportunity Analysis
  • Asia Pacific (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Rest of Asia Pacific), Market Estimates, Forecast & Opportunity Analysis
  • South America (Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Rest of South America), Market Estimates, Forecast & Opportunity Analysis
  • Middle East & Africa (UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Iran, South Africa, Rest of Middle East & Africa), Market Estimates, Forecast & Opportunity Analysis
Scope of the Report:

The report “Collaborative Robot Market: Industry Analysis, Opportunities and Forecast up to 2030” by Diligence Insights provides a detailed analysis of the present market and future outlook with market estimates and forecasts for all specified segments, encompassing both global and regional perspectives as outlined within the research framework. The study includes historical market data for the years 2022, 2023 and offers revenue estimations for 2024, and project forecasts spanning from 2025 to 2030. It places significant emphasis on the examination of market trends, key industry participants, supply chain developments, technological advancements, pivotal milestones, and prospective strategies. Comprehensive market assessments are carried out across major geographic regions, including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa. As such, this report constitutes a valuable resource for current industry stakeholders, newcomers to the field, and potential investors.

The study offers an in-depth market analysis, drawing insights from industry experts across the value chain. A special focus has been made on 25 countries, including the United States, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, China, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, and South Africa, among others. The market data has been meticulously collected through extensive primary interviews and comprehensive secondary research. Market size determination is rooted in the revenue generated from sales across all the specified segments and sub-segments as defined within the research scope. The market sizing analysis includes both top-down and bottom-up approaches for data validation and accuracy measures.

The report offers insights into the following aspects:
  • Analysis of major market trends, factors driving, restraining, threatening, and providing opportunities for the market.
  • Analysis of the market structure by identifying various segments and sub-segments of the market.
  • Understand the revenue forecast of the market for North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa.
  • Analysis of opportunities by identification of high-growth segments/revenue pockets in the market.
  • Understand major player profiles in the market and analyze their business strategies.
  • Understand competitive developments such as joint ventures, alliances, mergers and acquisitions, and new product launches in the market.

1 Market Introduction
1.1 Market Definition
1.2 Research Scope and Segmentation
1.3 Stakeholders
1.4 List of Abbreviations
2 Executive Summary
3 Research Methodology
3.1 Identification of Data
3.2 Data Analysis
3.3 Verification
3.4 Data Sources
3.5 Assumptions
4 Market Dynamics
4.1 Market Drivers
4.2 Market Restraints
4.3 Market Opportunities
4.4 Market Challenges
5 Porter's Five Force Analysis
5.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
5.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
5.3 Threat of New Entrants
5.4 Threat of Substitutes
5.5 Competitive Rivalry in the Market
6 Global Collaborative Robot Market by, Payload
6.1 Overview
6.2 Less Than 5 kg
6.3 5–9 kg
6.4 10–20 kg
6.5 More Than 20 kg
7 Global Collaborative Robot Market by, Component
7.1 Overview
7.2 Hardware
7.3 Software
8 Global Collaborative Robot Market by, Application
8.1 Overview
8.2 Material Handling
8.3 Assembling and Disassembling
8.4 Welding and Soldering
8.5 Dispensing
8.6 Processing
8.7 Other Applications
9 Global Collaborative Robot Market by, End-User
9.1 Overview
9.2 Electrical and Electronics
9.3 Furniture and Equipment
9.4 Automotive
9.5 Aerospace and Defense
9.6 Pharmaceuticals
9.7 Plastics and Polymers
9.8 Metals and Machining
9.9 Food and Beverages
9.10 Cosmetics
9.11 Other End Users
10 Global Collaborative Robot Market by, Geography
10.1 Overview
10.2 North America
10.2.1 US
10.2.2 Canada
10.2.3 Mexico
10.3 Europe
10.3.1 Germany
10.3.2 France
10.3.3 UK
10.3.4 Italy
10.3.5 Spain
10.3.6 Rest of Europe
10.4 Asia Pacific
10.4.1 China
10.4.2 Japan
10.4.3 India
10.4.4 South Korea
10.4.5 Australia
10.4.6 New Zealand
10.4.7 Rest of Asia Pacific
10.5 South America
10.5.1 Brazil
10.5.2 Argentina
10.5.3 Chile
10.5.4 Rest of South America
10.6 Middle East & Africa
10.6.1 UAE
10.6.2 Saudi Arabia
10.6.3 Qatar
10.6.4 Iran
10.6.5 South Africa
10.6.6 Rest of Middle East & Africa
11 Key Developments
12 Company Profiling
12.1 Universal Robots A/S
12.1.1 Business Overview
12.1.2 Product/Service Offering
12.1.3 Financial Overview
12.1.4 SWOT Analysis
12.1.5 Key Activities
12.3 ABB
12.5 AUBO
12.7 KUKA AG
12.8 Doosan Robotics Inc.
12.9 Denso Corporation
12.11 Rethink Robotics GmBH
12.12 Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd.
12.13 Precise Automation Inc.
12.14 OMRON Corporation
12.15 Robert Bosch GmbH

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