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Personal Robotics

Personal Robotics

The modern robotics market has existed for nearly 30 years, but within the last decade substantial improvements in the overall functionality, level of control and cost structures have been achieved. ABI Research believes that the confluence of technology, capital and economic factors is likely to spur continued rapid development in the robots market, particularly in the personal robotics space. By the end of the decade, the technology and commercial development of the robotics market will start to resemble the PC market of the late 1980s and early 1990s, with people increasingly investing in robots to perform specific tasks, to enhance their security, to enable them to interact with remote locations virtually, and for entertainment and educational purposes.
Personal Robotics 2010 explains how processors, microcontrollers, cameras, sensors, manipulators, displays, software, and a variety of communication and mobility technologies are used to enable the functions of the different types of personal robots. It presents forecasts of both shipments and revenues for each category of personal robot and for the major component technologies they incorporate, globally and by major geographic region, to 2017. The study also analyzes the vendor landscape, in terms of business models, technology developments, and accomplishments to date, assessing the outlook for success for each in the context of the broader personal robotics market.

What Questions Does This Report Answer?

  • What is a robot?
  • What is the outlook for the personal robotics market?
  • Which segments dominate the market for personal robots, and how will it evolve over the forecast period?
  • What are the drivers of the personal robotics market?
  • What are the barriers to growth?
  • Which companies currently lead the market for personal robots?
  • How do cultural perceptions in different regions shape their markets for personal robots?
  • What roles will behemoths such as Intel, Microsoft, and car manufacturers play in this market in the long term?
  • What is the outlook for telepresence applications in personal robots?

Who Needs This Report?

  • Manufacturers of servos, sensors, manipulators, mobile platforms, processors, and microcontrollers
  • Personal and commercial robotics vendors
  • Personal robotics retailers
  • Robotics software firms
  • Semiconductor vendors
  • Venture capital investors in the robotics markets

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