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