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Emerging Robotic Technologies for Marine Applications

Emerging Robotic Technologies for Marine Applications

Unmanned autonomous robots are gaining prominence in the marine sector. Key trending applications include: autonomous surface vessels, unmanned underwater vehicle/robots, and shipboard robots. Automation in the marine industry largely enhances the efficiency of shipping goods.

Presently, research community is increasingly focussing in autonomous vessels and its applicability in the marine sector. Autonomous vessels will minimize human involvement and reduce shipping costs, while improving delivery efficiency of marine vessels.
Robotic technologies for marine applications are largely leveraged by transportation and defense sectors. Robots will mitigate hazardous risks thereby increasing the safety of human personnel. Marine robots are used in off-shore oil and gas; investigation activities of the ocean, ship, and harbour maintenance; and in defence marine robotic vessels. Government funding is boosting development and adoption of robots for marine applications.
The technology and innovation report aims to capture the impact of robotic technologies for different applications in the marine sector.

Key questions covered in the report:
• What is the significance of robots in the marine industry?
• What is the current scenario of automation?
• What are the key trending applications in the marine impacted by robots?
• What are key innovations driving adoption and who are the key innovators?
• How are patent and funding scenario boosting developments and adoption?
• What are the key factors influencing penetration of robots in marine?
• What is the future prospect for robotic technologies in marine?


  • Executive Summary
    • Research Scope
    • Research Methodology
    • Research Methodology – Step-by-step Approach
    • Summary of Key Findings
  • Technology and Application Landscape
    • Historic and Current Trends
    • Significance of Robots in Marine Sector – High Manual Labor Costs, Safety of Human Personnel
    • Segmentation of Robotic Applications in the Marine Industry
    • Marine Robots Value Chain
    • Application Segmentation of Marine Robots
    • Surface Vessels, Shipboard Robots, Underwater Vehicles are Trending Applications
    • Technology Development Scenario
  • Factors Influencing Technology Development and Adoption
    • Key Drivers and Challenges of Marine Robots, Global, 2017-2027
    • Cost Savings and Improved Safety Drive the Usage of Robotic Technology in Ships, Global, 2017-2027
    • Achieving Larger Revenue with Increased Efficiency, Global, 2017- 2027
    • Regulations Compliance and Goods Security Challenges are Key Challenges, Global, 2017-2027
    • Initial Capital Costs and Power Supply are Other Key Challenges, Global, 2017-2027
  • Innovation Ecosystem, Key Innovations, and Key Innovator Profiles
    • Innovation Ecosystem – Key Stakeholders
    • Autonomous Ship for Detecting Objects
    • Unmanned Short Sea Transport System
    • Assessing Remote Control and Autonomy of Ships
    • Fully Electric And Autonomous Container Ship
    • Advances in Sensors are Crucial for ASV Development
    • Shipboard Autonomous Firefighting Robot
    • Robots are Used for Defense Purpose Onboard Ship
    • Robots for Difficult to Reach Areas in the Ship
    • Cleaning Robots to Ensure Efficient Ship Operations
    • Real-time Hull Cleaning Using Robots Eliminates Bio-fouling Under the Ships
    • Underwater Drone
    • Constant Monitoring Leads to Greater Cost Saving in Operating the Ships
    • Marine Life Inspired Robots
    • Underwater Robots for Scuba Divers
    • Underwater Glider AUVs
    • Untapped Resources with Marine Robots
    • Assessment of Influence of Stakeholders in Enabling Developments and Adoption of Marine Robots, Global, 2017-2022
    • Collaboration is the Key Strategy for Advancements in Marine Robots
  • Assessment of Key Innovation Indicators and Regional Adoption Trends
    • Global Patent Publication Trends for Robotic Marine Technologies, Global, 2012 - 2017
    • Analysis based on Patent Assessment
    • Funding Trends
    • The US is a Hotspot for Developing High-tech Marine Robots
    • Europe is Leading in Development of Robotic Vessels
    • Lack of Funding Initiatives and Low Cost Labor Slows Down Development
  • Impact Assessment and Strategic Perspectives
    • Life Cycle of Marine Robots from Analyst Perspective, Global, 2017-2027
    • Global Technology Impact of Robotic Applications in the Marine Sector, 2017 to 2022
    • Marine Robots Technology Roadmap Forecast, Global, 2017-2022
    • Analyst Point of View
  • Key Patents and Contacts
    • Key Patents: Autonomous Vessel and Navigation Method
    • Key Patents: Robot for Offshore Oil and Gas Industry Applications
    • Key Patents: Ship Maintenance Robot and Short-Range Autonomous Ship
    • Key Contacts

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