Robot Operating System Market - Snapshot

Robot operating system (ROS) is not just an operating system; it is a robotics middleware, a collection of software framework, and toolsets upon which robotics systems can be developed or constructed. It provides a structured communications layer above the host operating systems of a mixed compute clusters. ROS is language- neutral and can be programmed in various languages. ROS works at the messaging layer i.e. it consists of programming tools and code that help projectors to run the programming code and the infrastructure for running it, like messages passing between processes. The ROS is designed to work with different components and subsystems that operate on different programming languages. The expansion of industrial automation across business operations around the globe is creating lucrative demand for ROS. The ROS market is forecasted to reach US$ 402.7Mn by 2026, reflecting a CAGR of 8.8%.

The global ROS market is primarily driven by increasing adoption and investment in research and innovation activities. Software and hardware modules which are commercially available must be easily adopted in research work at a lower price. With help of ROS, complexities of software engineering while developing robotics projects are reduced. ROS increases the speed of software development and help to redistribute it as it includes integrated framework and toolsets for robotics development. These factors help researchers and developers to adopt ROS into their robotics research and innovation activities. The healthcare sector is growing significantly and is showing a futuristic approach by introducing robots in day-to-day operations with an aim to develop and implement robotics in medicine and healthcare. Furthermore, manufacturing units across the globe are expanding industrial capabilities and automation of business processes by acquisitions or widening their existing setups. Capital investment in robotics technology has increased especially in commercial robots. Companies such as Fanuc Corporation and ABB are planning to invest more in R&D to develop better robots as well as their operating system that is user friendly and affordable. However, a major concern in the ROS ecosystem includes the security issue in design and implementation of ROS. Many suppliers of robotics operating systems provide ROS that is protected, secured, and then commercialized. Research organizations developing ROS are emphasizing on investing and building more stable ROS and providing better application programming interface (APIs).

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The rising installation and deployment of industrial and commercial robots across the world is one of the key trends boosting the growth of the ROS market. For instance, by 2019, more than 1.9 million new industrial robots will be deployed around the world, according to a research study by International Federation of Robotics (IFR). In addition, at regional levels, Asia Pacific has witnessed strong growth in robots, both in terms of value and volume. Countries such as China, The Republic of Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Singapore are significantly installing commercial as well as industrial robots for various applications. European countries are also not far behind. Countries such as Germany, Italy, France, and Nordic nations have welcomed robotics technology.

The ROS market is segmented by type, application, and region. By type, ROS is divided into commercial robots and industrial robots. The commercial robot segment is further sub-segmented into stationary and portable robots, whereas industrial robots segment is further categorized into SCARA, articulated, Cartesian, linear and others. Based on application, ROS is categorized into commercial and industrial. Among these segments, commercial is further divided into healthcare, (hospitals and pharmaceuticals), hospitality (restaurants and hotels), retail (big and small retail stores), agriculture & farming and others (entertainment and domestic services). Furthermore, the healthcare sector is involved in developing customized products and is one of the fastest growing industries in the field of robotics. Additionally, the industrial segment is bifurcated into automotive, electronics, food & packaging, rubber & plastics, logistics and warehousing and others purposes such metal and energy.

In terms of region, the ROS market includes North America (U.S, Canada, Mexico), South America, Europe (Germany, U.K., France, Italy and Rest of Europe ), Asia Pacific (China, India, Japan and Rest of Asia Pacific), and Middle East & Africa (Saudi Arabia, U.A.E, South Africa and Rest of Middle East & Africa).

Major vendors that provides robot operating systems across the globe for manufacturing robots are ABB Ltd., Omron Adept Technologies Inc, Clearpath Robotics, Cyberbotics Ltd, Fanuc Corporation, Husarion, Kuka AG, iRobot Corporation, Rethink Robotics, Stanley Innovation, and Yaskawa Motoman.

Robot Operating System (ROS) Market: Overview

The Robot Operating System (ROS) market report provides analysis for the period 2016 – 2026, wherein the period from 2018 to 2026 is the forecast and 2017 is the base year. The report covers all the major trends and technologies playing an influential role in the market’s growth over the forecast period. It also highlights the drivers, restraints, and opportunities for the analysis of market growth during the said period. The study provides a complete perspective on the evolution of the global ROS market throughout the above mentioned forecast period in terms of revenue (US$ Mn).

The market overview section of the report demonstrates market dynamics such as drivers, restraints, and opportunities that influence the current nature and future status of this market, key indicators, challenges, end-user adoption analysis and trends of the market. Further, key market indicators included in the report provide importance of the factors which are capable of changing the market scenario. These indicators are expected to define the market position during the forecast period and provide an overview about the global ROS market. A market attractiveness analysis has also been provided for every segment in the report, in order to provide a thorough understanding of the overall scenario in the ROS market. The report also comprises cross-country analysis specific to the U.S., Germany, and China. This study additionally includes robots installed at the global as well as regional level. Similarly, information on Industrial Articulated Robots (By Payload), new installation forecast, and replacement (Replacement/refurbished/upgrades) rate (%) of robots is included in the report. The report also provides an overview of various strategies adopted by the key players present in the market.

Global Robot Operating System (ROS) Market: Scope of the Report

The report segments the market on the basis of type and application. By type, the ROS is divided into commercial robots and industrial robots. The commercial robot segment is further sub-segmented into stationary and portable robots, whereas industrial robots segment is further categorized into SCARA, articulated, Cartesian, linear and others. Based on application, ROS is categorized into commercial and industrial. Among these segments, commercial is further divided into healthcare, (hospitals and pharmaceuticals), hospitality (restaurants and hotels), retail (big and small retail stores), agriculture & farming and others (entertainment and domestic services). Healthcare is involved in developing customized products and is one of the fastest growing industries in the field of robotics. Additionally, the industrial segment is bifurcated into automotive, electronics, food & packaging, rubber & plastics, logistics and warehousing and others such as metal and energy. The report provides in-depth segment analysis of the global ROS market, thereby providing valuable insights at the macro as well as micro levels.

The report also highlights the competitive landscape of the global ROS market, positioning all the major players according to their presence in different regions of the world and recent key developments initiated by them in the ROS market. The comprehensive ROS market estimates are the result of our in-depth secondary research, primary interviews, and in-house expert panel reviews. These market estimates have been analyzed by taking into account the impact of different political, social, economic, and technological factors along with the current market dynamics affecting the ROS market growth.

This report provides all the essential information required to understand the key developments in the ROS market, and growth trends of each segment and region. It also includes companies’ strategies, financial information, SWOT analysis and developments under the company profile section. Also, the report provides insights related to trends and their impact on the market. Porter’s Five Forces analysis explains the five forces namely buyers bargaining power, suppliers bargaining power, threat of new entrants, threat of substitutes, and degree of competition in the ROS market. This report also provides comprehensive ecosystem analysis of the ROS market. It explains the various participants including software & platform vendors, system integrators, solution providers, and channel partners within the ecosystem of the market.

Global Robot Operating System (ROS) Market: Research Methodology

The research methodology is a perfect combination of primary research, secondary research, and expert panel reviews. Secondary research sources such as annual reports, company websites, broker reports, financial reports, SEC filings and investor presentations, national government documents, internal and external proprietary databases, statistical databases, relevant patent and regulatory databases, market reports, government publications, statistical databases, World Bank database, and industry white papers are referred.

Primary research involves telephonic interviews, e-mail interactions, and face-to-face interviews for detailed and unbiased reviews on the ROS market, across geographies. Primary interviews are usually conducted on an ongoing basis with industry experts and participants in order to get latest market insights and validate the existing data and analysis. Primary interviews offer firsthand information on important factors such as market trends, market size, competitive landscape, growth trends and outlook etc. These factors help to validate and strengthen secondary research findings and also help to develop the analysis team’s expertise and market understanding. Moreover, the data collected and analyzed from secondary and primary research is again discussed and examined by our expert panel.

Global Robot Operating System (ROS) Market: Competitive Dynamics

The research study includes profiles of leading companies operating in the global robot operating system (ROS) market. Major vendors that provides robot operating systems across the globe for manufacturing robots are ABB Ltd., Omron Adept Technologies Inc, Clearpath Robotics, Cyberbotics Ltd, Fanuc Corporation, Husarion, Kuka AG, iRobot Corporation, Rethink Robotics, Stanley Innovation, and Yaskawa Motoman.

The global robot operating system (ROS) market is segmented as below:

Robot Operating System Market, by Component

  • Commercial Robot
    • Stationary
    • Portable
  • Industrial Robot
    • SCARA
    • Articulated
    • Cartesian
    • Linear
    • Others

Robot Operating System Market, by Application

  • Commercial
    • Healthcare
    • Hospitality
    • Retail
    • Agricultural & Farming
    • Others
  • Industrial
    • Automotive
    • Electronics
    • Information Technology
    • Food & Packaging
    • Rubber & Plastics
    • Logistics and Warehousing
    • Others

In addition, the report provides analysis of the robot operating system market with respect to the following geographic segments:

  • North America
    • The U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • The U.K.
    • France
    • Italy
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • South America
    • Brazil
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • United Arab Emirates (U.A.E)
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa