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Comprehensive Report on Market for Educational and Entertainment Robots

Research and Markets has announced the addition of Wintergreen Research, Inc's new report "Educational and Entertainment Robot Market Strategy, Market Shares, and Market Forecasts, 2008-2014" to their offering.

The automated process revolution in educational and entertainment robots promises strong growth that extends beyond the direct markets. Once students learn how to use robots, they move into industry and make functional robots for business automated process and for communications and entertainment. Robots are automating systems, leaving more time for leisure activities. The educational kits are designed for pure fun and for educational competitions where students put together modules in innovative ways to create designs that work.

Robots are set to provide more variety to entertainment as well. The robotic ability to sing and dance and fight provides endless new modalities of entertainment as people organize their robots in a creative manner. Innovation is set to be stimulated by the modular systems that are available in the robotic community. Humanoid robots and innovative shaped robots are evolving a place in homes and offices, providing information and communications, as well as automated locomotion. The modularity of robot kits makes them versatile and flexible. Modules can be put together in a variety of ways, give users choices about what functionality the robot will have.

Educational robots are used by every level of student. Kits are geared to various age and skill levels. Robotics competitions are being held for every age level. Students do not yet receive formal education on robots and are more likely to enter competitions as clubs competing against each other representing different educational institutions.

The automated process revolution in business process and communications is being extended to robots. Markets for educational robotic kits at 541,000 units in 2007 are anticipated to reach 35.8 million units by 2014. As the price comes down and schools begin to institutionalize robotics programs, there is very fast growth anticipated. Growth at the low end robotic kits starts to level off as demand increases for robots with more components and more functionality. Robotics transcends national boundaries. Children in Germany, Japan, Korea, India and Great Britain all are equally captivated by robotics systems.

Companies Mentioned

  • Applied5- Perception
  • ComCam
  • Draganfly
  • EH Publishing / Robotics Trends
  • Fischertechnik
  • Gostai SAS
  • Hitachi
  • Idealab / Evolution Robotics
  • Lego
  • Microsoft
  • NeuroSky
  • OMG OLogic
  • QinetiQ North America / FosterMiller / Automatika
  • Robotics Trends R
  • SJAutomation
  • Toyota
  • Ugobe
  • VIA Technologies
  • iRobot

and many more...

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