Robotics in Power - Thematic Research

Robotics in Power - Thematic Research

Robotics in Power - Thematic Research


Power utilities place their bets on robotics

Power utilities are increasingly using robotics to handle the inspection of risky, time-consuming, and hard to reach assets, as well as maintaining those assets and improving their operations. Robots and drones now play a crucial role in the power utilities space in areas such as operations and maintenance (O&M) and asset inspection, leading to savings on O&M costs. For the power industry, the main goal of robots and drones is attaining complete autonomy, without requiring human intervention, to perform inspection, maintenance, and repair activities at dangerous areas or sites such as nuclear facilities, bases of hydropower dams, and transmission and distribution (T&D) lines. Robots and drones have penetrated their way into the power industry and are finding applications across various segments such as T&D, wind, solar, nuclear, hydropower and fossil fuels.


  • This report explores the impact of robotics and drones in the utilities industry.
  • The report highlights three main use cases for robotics in utilities, and these apply primarily to asset-heavy segments of the sector including generation and transmission and distribution.
  • The report also explores utilities case studies.
  • The report further divides the robot value chain into three core segments - robot manufacturers, robot brains, and robotic components.
  • The report also highlights key players in every segment, including industrial robotics, service robots, drones, software components, hardware components, and power utilities.
Reasons to buy
  • This report looks at the state the global robotics industry and its applications in the utilities sector.
  • The schematic identifies some of the leading companies in robotics and categorises their position in the emerging robotics landscape.
  • The report looks at the big technology trends in the robotics industry as a whole, then zooming in on some of the key robotics trends in the utilities sector.
  • The report also provides an overview of the robotics value chain, which is highly dependent on specific use cases.
  • The report offers an industry analysis and an overview of the impact of robotics on utilities, including case studies, and key recommendations for utilities and robotics companies.

  • Introduction
  • Players
    • Table Figure 1: Who are the leaders and challengers in the global robotics industry?
  • Trends
    • Robotic use case trends
      • Table Robotic use case trends
    • Technology trends
      • Table Technology trends
    • Macroeconomic trends
      • Table Macroeconomic trends
    • Regulatory trends
      • Table Regulatory trends
    • Robotics trends in utilities
      • Table Robotics trends in utilities
  • Industry analysis
    • Traditional definition of a robot
      • Table Figure 2: Traditionally, there have been two broad categories of robots: industrial, and service
    • Market size and growth forecasts
      • Table Figure 3: The robotics industry will grow at a CAGR of 16% between 2018 and 2025
      • Table Figure 4: Industrial robot shipments doubled between 2013 and 2017
    • Case study: Ocado
      • Table Figure 5: Ocado operates at the intersection of five disruptive technologies: AI, robotics, cloud, big data & IoT
    • Mergers and acquisitions
      • Table Mergers and acquisitions
    • Timeline
      • Table Figure 6: The robotics story‚Ķ
    • Impact of robotics on utilities
    • Utilities case studies
      • Table MIR's T&D innovations
    • Key recommendations for utilities
    • Key recommendations for robotics companies
  • Value chain
    • Table Figure 7: There are three core segments in the robot value chain
    • Robot manufacturers
      • Table Figure 8: Industrial (caged) robots: leaders and challengers
      • Table Figure 9: Co-bots: leaders and challengers
      • Table Figure 10: Logistics robots: leaders and challengers
      • Table Figure 11: Medical robots: leaders and challengers
      • Table Figure 12: Consumer robots: leaders and challengers
      • Table Figure 13: There are many types of consumer robots
      • Table Figure 14: Autonomous vehicles: leaders and challengers
      • Table Figure 15: Military drones: leaders and challengers
      • Table Figure 16: Commercial drones: leaders and challengers
    • Software components - the brains
      • Table Figure 17: Robotic intelligence: leaders and challengers
      • Table Figure 18: Cloud robotics: leaders and challengers
    • Hardware components
      • Table Figure 19: Precision mechanical parts: leaders and challengers
      • Table Figure 20: Semiconductors: leaders and challengers
  • Companies section
    • Public companies
      • Table Public companies
    • Private companies
      • Table Private companies
    • Utility companies
      • Table Utility companies
  • Glossary
    • Table Glossary
  • Appendix: Our thematic research methodology
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    • That is why we developed our "thematic engine"
    • How do we create our sector scorecards?
      • Table Figure 21: Our five-step approach for generating a sector scorecard
    • What is in our sector scorecards?
    • How do we score companies in our thematic screen?
    • How our research reports fit into our overall thematic research ecosystem
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