Industrial Robots: Technology, Business Opportunity and Patent Analysis

Industrial Robots: Technology, Business Opportunity and Patent Analysis

Industrial robots have been widely applied in a broad range of fields such as assembly, production, electric welding, spraying and painting, food packaging, and component installation. Recent years, several companies have seen aggressive investment in related technologies or M&A activities, including Fanuc, ABB, KUKA, Yaskawa, Mitsubishi, Hitachi, Sony, Toyota, Honda, and Samsung. Even Foxconn has jumped on the bandwagon. This report provides an overview of the industrial robot technologies and thorough patent data mining results that reflect major vendors' patent deployments and technology trends. Also included are the outlook for the industrial robot market and opportunities for perspective entrants.

List of Companies

ABB, ASEA, California Institute of Technology, Canon, Comau, Denso, Denso Dynalog, Fanuc, Foxconn, Fujitsu, Hitachi, Hiwin, Honda, Hongfujin Precision, Kobe Steel, KUKA, Mitsubishi, Nachi-Fujikoshi, Panasonic, Robotics Research, Samsung, Seiko Epson, Sick Ag, Sony, Stäubli, Tokico, Toshiba, Toyota, Unimation, USPTO, Yamaguchi, Yaskawa

  • Technology Development
    • Type of Technology
      • Table Industrial Robot Category and Types
    • Component Systems
  • Patent Mining
    • Patent Search
      • Selecting a Patent Database:
      • Identifying Search Keywords:
      • Data Selection:
      • Data Analysis:
        • Table Key Technology Fields Identified By Text Mining
    • Trend Analysis
      • Text Mining
        • Table Technology Keyword Ranking by Number of Patents
      • Data Mining
      • Relative R&D strength
        • Table Top 30 Assignees in the Field of Industrial Robot with Detailed Profile
      • Results of Patent Index Analysis
        • Table Top 10 Industrial Robot Patents
        • Table Matrix Analysis of 10 Most Important Industrial Robot Patents
  • Market Outlook
    • Table Leading Industrial Robot Companies' Product Portfolios by Mechanical Structure
  • MIC Perspective
  • Appendix
    • Research Scope
    • Glossary of Terms
    • List of Companies

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