About the Robotic Software Platforms Market
Robotics software refers to computer programs that simplify the programming of a robot through the use of a unified programming environment, unified service execution environment, and a set of reusable components designed to work in a debugging/simulation environment. Such software also features a set of drivers that can work with common components of robotics hardware and a package that includes computer vision, navigation, and robotic controls.
Technavio’s analysts forecast the global robotic software platforms market to grow at a CAGR of 4.17% during the period 2016-2020.
Covered in this report
The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global robotic software platforms market for 2016-2020. The report considers the revenue generated from the subscription and license fees of robotic software platforms provided by third party manufacturers and OEMs of industrial robots.
The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:
Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Robotic Software Platforms Market 2016-2020
Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global robotic software platforms market: iRobot, ABB, Fanuc, Kuka, Skilligent, Cyberbotics, and the Orocos Project.
Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Aethon, Energid Technologies, EZ-Robot, Honda, NEURALA, and Siemens.
Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “A market trend that will boost market growth is the emergence of self-reconfigurable and transformer robots. Advances in technology have transformed robotics from handheld/static instruments to remote technology-enabled machines and from teaching to self-learning entities. One such innovation is the self-configurable modular robot, which is created by connecting a number of modules with memory units and CPUs. These machines can change shapes depending on the task at hand. Each module of such new generation robots can communicate with the others and take decisions before performing a task.”
According to the report, a key growth driver is the rising demand for service robots for medical applications. The preference for professional service robots in the healthcare sector is a major factor driving the global robotics software platforms market. Healthcare industries require frequent reprogramming and testing of robots. Some of the medical applications in which professional service robots are used are assistance in surgeries, pill dispensing, and needle placement to name a few.
Further, the report states that one challenge that could restrict market growth is the absence of industry grade software.
iRobot, ABB, Fanuc, Kuka, Skilligent, Cyberbotics, the Orocos Project, Aethon, Energid Technologies, EZ-Robot, Honda, NEURALA, Siemens.