ABI Research has released a new research report titled ‘Defense Robots: UAVs, UGVs, UUVs and Task Robots for Military Applications’. The study predicts that the global military robotics market will experience significant growth from $5.8 billion in 2010 to around $8 billion in 2016.
NextGen is the research incubator of ABI Research’s emerging technologies. Larry Fisher, Research Director of NextGen, has stated that semi-automatic or fully automatic military robots can significantly enhance the efficiency, precision and functional ability of military forces. He added that the overruling ROI for these robots can probably reduce the occurrence of injuries or fatality.
The major driving factors of military robotics segment include intense requirement to minimize or avoid military fatalities during operations, alterations in the tactics of combat demanding new inspection, warfare equipment and requirement to bring down military cost. In addition, innovations in the areas of computer programming, material science and sensing technology enable to develop more sophisticated robots.
The hindrances involved in the defense robotics market include progressing unconvincing economic situations adversely affecting the expenditure on security systems, lack of dynamic military clashes which minimizes the requirement for new defense equipment and moral issues related to the utilization of robots for combat operations.
In several developed nations, spending on military systems is not affected by the economic downfall. Hence weak economic situations can hardly affect spending on defense robotic systems and even costliest robots involve less cost when compared to the corresponding manned systems.
Fisher has concluded that ABI Research has predicted that the military robotics market will remain steady during the projection period. The segment will encounter enhanced opportunities by the end of this decade due to technological innovations and an expanding evidence of substantial advantages provided by the robotic systems.