About Telepresence Robots
A telepresence robot is a wheeled device that aids the virtual presence of a human at work. A typical telepresence robot comprises a wheel-based moving stand, tablets, arm units (optional), and other multimedia facilities to offer seamless communication between people at remote locations. These robots use high-speed internet connectivity for multimedia applications.
Technavio’s analysts forecast the global telepresence robots market to grow at a CAGR of 37.71% during the period 2017-2021.
Covered in this report
The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global telepresence robots market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers revenue from sales, retrofit, replacement, and services market.
The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:
Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Telepresence Robots Market 2017-2021
Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global telepresence robots market: Anybots, Double Robotics, Mantaro, Revolve Robotics, and Vecna.
Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Awabot, Inbot Technology, iRobot, and Suitable Technologies.
Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend in the market is emerging demand for telepresence solutions in telemedicine. Telemedicine is a branch of medical science that allows diagnosis, treatment, and surgery of patients from remote locations. For the last few years, physicians from offsite locations have been using Skype and other multimedia software as a medium to provide instructions during critical treatments. However, the modern age of treatment is demanding for more specialized healthcare services, such as real-time surgery from distant locations.”
According to the report, one driver in the market is increased technological advancement in smart devices and communication sectors. A high speed and uninterrupted Internet connection is required by the telepresence robots to work satisfactorily. The well-established telecom network in developed and developing countries is facilitating high-quality broadband connectivity since 2010. The Internet connectivity process has further become reliable and fast due to the introduction of fiber optics network.
Further, the report states that one challenge in the market is absence of technical and mechanical feasibility during operations. The global telepresence robots market being in the nascent phase suffers from few technological and mechanical glitches that restrict the market growth. The major drawback was observed in the field of connectivity and multimedia operations. Audio out in telepresence robots is quite low that makes it less productive in a crowded area. Similarly, users often experience the loss of signal due to the conflict in control channels that frequently interrupts the connection between people.
Anybots, Double Robotics, Mantaro, Revolve Robotics, and Vecna.Awabot, Inbot Technology, iRobot, and Suitable Technologies.