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Autonomous Mobile Robot Market Share, Size, Trends, Industry Analysis Report, By Type (Goods-to-person picking robots, Self-driving forklifts, Autonomous inventory robots, Unmanned aerial vehicles); By Battery Type; By End-Use; By Region; Segment Forecast, 2022 - 2030

  • Published Date: Nov 2022
  • Pages: 117
  • Format: PDF
  • Report ID: PM2728
  • Base Year: 2021
  • Historical Data: 2018-2020

Report Summary

The global autonomous mobile robot market was valued at USD 2.53 billion in 2021 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 16.6% during the forecast period. Without human assistance, autonomous mobile robots (AMR) choose, move, and organize goods in production and distribution facilities. Moving raw materials and produced items within the facility is only one of the many tasks AMRs can carry out thanks to their vision cameras, onboard sensors, and facility map coupled with the Warehouse Execution Software (WES).

Autonomous Mobile Robot Market Size
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The development of smart logistics and warehouse automation fundamentally alters the ecology of the supply chain and synchronizes every resource in the warehouse. By developing user-friendly technology to adapt to the shifting conditions of the day-to-day operations of the warehouses and distribution centers, also generates development potential for market participants.

For instance, UPS Supply Chain Solutions created autonomous mobile robots (AMR) in April 2020 to pick up and move items for order consolidation, track end-to-end supply chain activity and performance, and address the specific supply chain requirements of the clients.

These robots have characteristics like new, very sensitive video sensors, mapping and localization, and a built-in stereo camera system that can plan its route across warehouses more quickly, among others. The expense of implementation and the uneven distribution of internet access, however, are impeding market expansion.

The COVID-19 pandemic outbreak has brought about a number of unexpected changes in the world economy, and its repercussions have been felt across all industries. Robotics, particularly in executing ground operations, has been spurred by factors including social isolation, quarantines, and lockdown. Many participants are also concentrating on renting out their robotic devices in order to promote them. This would also make it easier for the owners of the warehouses and distribution centers to streamline operations during the epidemic.

Additionally, robot providers always emphasize educating their clients and developing training programs for robot centers. The worldwide market would be further stimulated by these activities.

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Industry Dynamics

Growth Drivers
Warehouse and distribution center operators may now concentrate on transforming their operational workflow from manual to automated in order to adapt to customers' shifting purchasing habits, thanks to the E-commerce sector's exponential growth. The U.S. Department of Commerce stated that 16.0% of all retail purchases in 2019 were made online in February 2020. In the end, it is helping the top firms in e-commerce install autonomous technology throughout their fulfillment operations.

For instance, Walmart Inc. began adding automated warehouses operated by bots to dozens of its retail locations in January 2021 for pickup and delivery. It provides clients with increased availability, quicker fulfillment, and improved efficiency. Sam's Club will also incorporate GreyOrange autonomous mobile robots for online orders in December 2020 at a fulfillment center in Southern California.

Sam's Club estimates that its e-commerce sales increased from USD 277 million in the prior year to USD 363 million by the end of the third quarter of 2020.  The market is expanding due to reasons including the rising demand for smart devices in cars and the widespread use of sophisticated driver assistance systems.

Additionally, the government's implementation of strict telematics laws has fueled the market's expansion. Additionally, the need for real-time traffic and event notifications is having a favorable impact on the market expansion.

Report Segmentation

The market is primarily segmented based on type, battery type, end-use, region.

By Type

By Battery Type

By End-Use

By Region

  • Goods-to-person picking robots
  • Self-driving forklifts
  • Autonomous inventory robots
  • Unmanned aerial vehicles
  • Lead Battery
  • Lithium-Ion Battery
  • Nickel-based Battery
  • Manufacturing
  • Wholesale & Distribution
  • North America (U.S., Canada)
  • Europe (Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain)
  • Asia Pacific (Japan, China, India, Australia, South Korea)
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina)
  • Middle East & Africa (South Africa, Saudi Arabia, UAE)

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Goods-to-person picking robots segment accounted for largest market share

In 2021, the category for goods-to-person picking robots accounted for more than 50% of the revenue share. The ongoing use of autonomous robots to replace paper-based and manual picking techniques is responsible for the high share. Robots that pick-up items for people can be programmed to push carts and take a variety of paths to get the commodities from one station to another.

Autonomous mobile robotic picking systems are provided by several robotics firms, such as Bleum, GreyOrange, and IAM Robotics, and they may be able to bring new levels of efficiency to warehouse and industrial processes. For instance, Locus Robotics, a business that automates robotic processes, asserts that their picking robots may boost production by 3-5 times by cutting personnel costs associated with "task interleaving," travel time, overtime, and training expenses.

Lead battery segment accounted for the largest market share

The lead battery market sector held the top spot. Lead batteries' cheap cost advantages over other battery types are to blame for the large share. Lead batteries are suitable for a variety of industrial applications because they guarantee consistent voltage, high reversibility, and long service life.

Lead battery-powered AMRs include, for instance, the KMR QUANTEC AMR mobile industrial robot system from KUKA AG. It uses industrial wireless LAN technology to do away with the requirement for wiring and provide a greater level of versatility.

Manufacturing segment held the largest market share

In 2021, the manufacturing sector had the highest revenue share. The substantial proportion can be attributable to the global manufacturing industry's ongoing process automation.

Due to the aggressive adoption of AMRs for various tasks, including assembly, painting, sealing, coating, machine tending & part transfer, materials removal, as well as internal logistics associated with automotive manufacturing as part of the efforts to introduce lean manufacturing, the automotive segment also represented a significant market share.

Europe accounted for significant growth in the forecast period

Europe dominated the autonomous mobile robot industry in 2021. This might be linked to the incumbents in the manufacturing industry's increasing need for material-handling equipment. Growth is also fueled by ongoing process automation in other industry verticals and sectors.

For instance, contract logistics provider GXO Logistics, Inc. and 6 River Systems established a multiyear global agreement in July 2022. In order to comply with Collaborative Mobile Robot (CMR) regulations in their logistical operations across the U.S. and Europe, the firms have formed this cooperation.

Over the projection period, Asia Pacific is predicted to experience a considerable CAGR. The use of autonomous mobile robots for inventory management is being encouraged by the expanding e-commerce sector in Asia Pacific's rising nations. Due to the fierce rivalry within the e-commerce sector as e-commerce businesses attempt to distinguish themselves by slashing the time it takes to deliver items, the adoption of AMRs is also gaining momentum.

Competitive Insight

Some of the major players operating in the global market include ABB; Bleum; Boston Dynamics; Clearpath Robotics, Inc.; GreyOrange; Harvest Automation; IAM Robotics; inVia Robotics, Inc.; KUKA AG; Teradyne Inc.

Recent Developments

In January 202, ForwardX Robotics introduced Max 300 Conveyor, Max 300 Lift Lite, Max 1200 Standard, Max 600 Conveyor, Max 1200 Conveyor, and Max 1200 Lift are six new products that under the Max line of autonomous mobile robots. The new solutions will automate material handling safely and effectively in warehouses and manufacturing facilities.

In August 2020, Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR) released two autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) named MiR600 and MiR1350. The new mobile autonomous robots have a larger cargo capacity. The company aims to develop its business in the North American market with this launch.

Autonomous Mobile Robot Market Report Scope

Report Attributes

Details

Market size value in 2022

USD 2.88 billion

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 9.8 billion

CAGR

16.6% from 2022 - 2030

Base year

2021

Historical data

2019 - 2021

Forecast period

2022 - 2030

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD billion and CAGR from 2022 to 2030

Segments Covered

By Type, By Battery Type, By End-Use, By Region

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America; Middle East & Africa

Key Companies

ABB; Bleum; Boston Dynamics; Clearpath Robotics, Inc.; GreyOrange; Harvest Automation; IAM Robotics; inVia Robotics, Inc.; KUKA AG; Teradyne Inc.

Key Take-Away
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Global Autonomous Mobile Robot Market Size Report, 2022 - 2030