Robots: Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2014 to 2020

Robots: Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2014 to 2020

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Published On : August  2014
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WinterGreen Research announces that it has published a new study Robots: Market Shares, Strategy, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2014 to 2020. The 2014 study has 1191 pages, 607 tables and figures. Worldwide robotics markets are increasingly diversified, poised to achieve significant growth as every industry segment adopts mobile automated process new companies get more businesses test for substance abuse. The robots are taking over, they have remote control to control a device to make it do what you want.

Robots in general are poised to change every aspect of modern life. Robots are poised to change everything, what we eat, how we eat it, what we drive, how we drive it, what we manufacture, how we manufacture it, and the military, how we defend ourselves.

Robot technology is based on platforms that leverage sensors, controllers, software modules, cameras, visualization, and locomotors deploying machines for control of all repeatable process. Industrialization is after all the repetition of some task to create process. Robots take this a step further to create automation of process with the ability to move the units.

Robots are promising to improve yields in every industry. Robots make crops safer by eliminating or virtually eliminating herbicides. Downstream processing system solutions and robots achieve automation of process. Robots meet stringent hygiene and safety regulations, work tirelessly 24 hours a day, and relieve human workers of physically arduous tasks. Robots contribute to the freshness, variety and quality of food. Projects are ongoing.

What could be tastier than a fresh picked strawberry, fully ripe, full of juicy appetence, exquisite in every way? Plant factories, grow lights, vertical farming appliances, and robots that make them possible are poised to change the economics of food growing. Robots in general are poised to change every aspect of modern life. Robots are poised to change everything, what we eat, how we eat it, what we drive, how we drive it, what we manufacture, how we manufacture it, and the military, how we defend ourselves.

Robots are set to bring a new industrial revolution more important than anything seen before. Industrial robots perform repetitive tasks efficiently, they do not eat, they do not make mistakes, they do not get tired, they do what they are told, they work 24 hours per day 7 days a week. Manufacturing plants are frequently long aisles of nothing but robots, no human in sight.

Beyond industrial robots that repeat actions, more intelligent robots loaded with sensors are able to automate process using processors and cameras to control action. Use of microprocessors provides a measure of intelligent control over the activity of the robot based on input from the sensors and the cameras.

Tablet apps are congruent technology for all robots, adding platform functionality and providing basic platform controls. There is the potential for standardization so the robotic platforms are congruent, but that has not happened yet. Companies with a presence in tablet markets are poised to benefit enormously from the growth of robot markets. The app software provides a universal mechanism that will permit flexible response to changing market conditions.

According to Susan Eustis, lead author of the WinterGreen Research team that prepared the study, “The opportunity to participate in robotic markets is compelling. This new market is evolving as new automated process based on breakthroughs and innovation in technology is expressed in robotic platforms. Microprocessor technology, optics, cameras, nanotechnology, new materials, thin film batteries, and sensors are among the technologies being put to use in innovative ways in robots. The ability to apply any technology from any company is phenomenal..”

Consideration of Robot Market Forecasts indicates that markets at $53 billion will reach $171.7 billion by 2020. Growth comes as every industry achieves efficiency by automating process robotically. Robots are unique because they can perform multiple steps without human intervention and they can adapt to different conditions and different types of devices to be manipulated. The sensors and the cameras in the robots make them flexible.

Market Leaders

  • ABB
  • Allen Vanguard
  • Chattanooga
  • General Dynamics
  • Google
  • Intuitive Surgical
  • Kawasaki Robotics
  • Lely
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Vecna Technologies
  • Accuray
  • BMW
  • Fanuc
  • GE Energy
  • General Motors
  • iRobot
  • Kuka
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Thales Group
  • Yaskawa Motoman

Market Participants

  • ABB
  • Accuray
  • Aethon
  • Agrobot
  • Allen Vanguard
  • Audi
  • BAE Systems
  • Blue Belt Technologies
  • Blue River / Khosla Ventures
  • Bosch / VRI
  • Bosch Healthcare
  • Bosch Group
  • BMW
  • Buick Group
  • Chrysler / Dodge
  • Chrysler
  • Daimler AG / Mercedes-Benz
  • Daimler AG
  • Denso Wave
  • ECA Robotics
  • Elbit Systems
  • Evatran
  • Exogenesis
  • Fanuc
  • Ford
  • General Dynamics
  • GE Energy
  • General Electric Company
  • GE Intelligent Platforms
  • Google
  • Google / Boston Dynamics
  • Google / Motorola
  • Hansen Medical
  • Harvest Automation
  • GM / Cadillac
  • General Motors
  • Honda
  • Hyundai
  • InTouch Health
  • Intuitive Surgical
  • iRobot
  • Kawasaki Robotics
  • Kongsberg
  • Kuka
  • Lely
  • Lely / Astronaut
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Mako Surgical
  • Medrobotics
  • Mesa Robotics
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nissan
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Qualcomm
  • QinetiQ
  • Re2, Inc
  • ReconRobotics
  • ReWalk Robotics
  • Shibuya Seiki
  • Shibuya Kogyo Robotic System
  • Stäubli Industrial Robots
  • Stäubli Controllers
  • Stäubli Software
  • Telerob
  • Thales Group
  • Toyota / Lexus
  • Toyota
  • Vecna Technologies
  • Volkswagen
  • Porsche SE
  • Volvo
  • Visteon
  • WiTricity
  • Yamaha
  • Yaskawa
  • Yaskawa Motoman
  • Vecna Technologies

Robot Market Executive Summary 23

Robot Market Driving Forces 23

Robots Bring A New Industrial Revolution 25

Robot Market Driving Forces 28

Robot Target Markets 29

Robotic Trends 30

Robot Market Forecasts 34



1. Market Robot Description And Market Dynamics 41

1.1 Markets 41

1.1.1 Robotic Automation Potential 41

1.1.2 Robots Find A Place in the Agriculture Industry 43

1.1.3 Robots Make Production More Efficient 44

1.1.4 Use Of Industrial Robots for Agriculture 45

1.1.5 Robotics and Automation 46

1.2 RAS Robotics and Automation (AgRA) Technical Committee 48

1.3 Transformational Robots 50

1.4 Global Economy 52

1.4.1 Robotics as Key Economic Enabler 54



2. Robots Market Share And Market Forecasts 58

2.1 Robot Market Driving Forces 58

2.1.1 Robots Set To Bring A New Industrial Revolution 59

2.1.2 Tablet Apps Congruent Technology For All Robots 59

2.1.3 Peripheral Processes Become Massively More Productive 60

2.1.4 Robots Poised To Change Market Segment Economics 63

2.1.5 First Wave Of Automated Process 66

2.1.6 Robots Third Wave Of Automated Process 66

2.1.7 Robot Target Markets 72

2.2 Robot Forecasts 74

2.2.1 Robotic Trends 76

2.3 Industrial Robots / Manufacturing Robots 81

2.3.1 Regarding Industrial Robots: 82

2.3.1 Robot Density in Automotive and General Industry 91

2.3.2 Industrial Robots Market Shares 97

2.3.3 Industrial Robots Market Dollar Forecasts 99

2.3.4 Industrial Robots Market Unit Forecasts 100

2.3.5 Foxcomm Doubles Total Robotics Installed Base 101

2.3.6 Robotics End User Trends 102

2.4 Services Robots 103

2.4.1 Logistics Services Robots 105

2.4.2 Ship Container and Loading Dock Logistics Robots 105

2.4.3 Warehouse Logistics Robot 107

2.4.4 Online Sales Drive Need for Warehouse Logistics Robots 108

2.5 Military Robot Systems of Engagement Product Description 109

2.5.1 Military Ground Robots Market Shares and Market Forecasts 109

2.5.2 Defense Industry Is Entering A New Era 110

2.5.3 Military Ground Robot Market Driving Forces 114

2.5.4 Military Ground Robots Market Shares 117

2.5.5 Small Military Robot Forecasts 123

2.5.6 Mid Size Military Ground Robot Market Forecasts 125

2.5.7 Larger Military Robot Forecasts 126

2.6 UAS 127

2.6.1 General Atomics Predator® UAS 129

2.6.2 General Atomics Predator® B UAS 132

2.6.3 Military Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) 132

2.6.4 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Market Shares 136

2.6.5 Unmanned Aircraft Market Forecasts 138

2.6.6 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), Market Total Forecasts 140

2.7 Cleaning Robot / Home Robot Market Driving Forces 141

2.7.1 Cleaning Robotics Market Driving Forces 143

2.7.2 Cleaning Robot Market Driving Forces 144

2.7.3 Cleaning Robot Markets 145

2.7.4 Cleaning Robot Market Shares 145

2.7.5 Household Vacuum, Pool Cleaner, and Gutter Robot Cleaner Market Forecasts 148

2.7.6 Vacuum Cleaner Robot Markets 152

2.7.7 Vacuum Cleaner Robot Market Shares 152

2.8 Medical Robots 153

2.8.1 CT Scanning and Radiation Therapy Delivery: 153

2.8.2 Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) 154

2.8.3 Radiotherapy Treatment Machines 157

2.8.4 Three-Dimensional (3D) Printing Technology 158

2.8.5 Genetic Robots Made With 3D Printing Without A Human Designer 159

2.8.6 Super Cheap DNA Printer 161

2.8.7 Remote Cardiac Monitoring for Telemedicine 163

2.8.8 Cardiac Event Recording Automated Transmission and Response 163

2.8.9 CaridoNet MCOT 165

2.8.10 LifeWatch Android-Based Smartphone 166

2.8.11 Sotera Wireless ViSi Mobile 168

2.8.12 Medtronic Enhanced SmartShock Technology Devices 172

2.8.13 Medtronic ICD Defibrillators 172

2.8.14 Telemedicine Carts And Remote Monitoring 172

2.8.15 Automatic Guided Vehicles for the Hospital & Healthcare Industry 174

2.8.16 Pharmacy Robotic Automation Market 176

2.8.17 Mobile Health Consumer Apps Market 177

2.8.18 eCaring CareTracker 178

2.8.19 Aethon 179

2.8.20 Robotic Cloud-Computing Infrastructure for Healthcare 179

2.8.21 Healthcare Smartphone-Based Robots 179

2.9 Surgical Robots 180

2.9.1 Surgical Robot Market Driving Forces 180

2.9.2 Robotics Market Driving Forces 180

2.9.3 Healthcare Robotics Enabling Technology 182

2.9.4 Robotic-Assisted Minimally Invasive Surgery Market 183

2.9.5 Robotic-Assisted Minimally Invasive Surgery Market Shares 185

2.9.6 Intuitive Surgical Robotics da Vinci® Surgical System 190

2.9.7 Intuitive Surgical 190

2.9.8 Intuitive Surgical da Vinci Surgical System U.S. Procedures 193

2.9.9 Hansen Medical 197

2.9.10 Curexo Robodoc 199

2.9.11 iRobot and InTouch Health 199

2.9.12 MAKO Surgical 199

2.9.13 Accuray 200

2.9.14 Accuray Q3 FY 2012 Results 201

2.10 Robot Car and Truck Markets 202

2.10.1 Robot Car and Truck Market Driving Forces 203

2.10.2 Robot Car and Truck Market Leaders 206

2.10.3 Robot Car and Truck Market Forecasts 209

2.10.4 Automotive Market Discussion 213

Electric Vehicle EV Wireless Charging Market Forecasts 217

2.10.5 Discussion of Various Size Military Robot Market Strengths and Challenges 220

2.11 Rehabilitation Robots, Active Prostheses, and Exoskeletons 220

2.11.1 Walking Assistive Robots And Exoskeletons 221

2.11.2 Exoskeleton-Based Rehabilitation 221

2.11.3 Rehabilitation Robot Market Driving Forces 222

2.11.4 Rehabilitation Robot And Motorized CPM Equipment 227

2.11.5 Chattanooga Active-K CPM (Continuous Passive Motion), CAM therapy (Controlled Active Motion) and the onboard protocols 229

2.11.6 Rehabilitation Robot Medical Conditions Treated 232

2.11.7 Rehabilitation Therapy Robotics Market 232

2.11.8 Robotic Modules for Disability Therapy 233

2.11.9 Wearable Robotics for Disability Therapy 234

2.11.10 Rehabilitation Robots Leverage Principles Of Neuroplasticity 235

2.11.11 Rehabilitation Robot Market Shares 236

2.11.12 Rehabilitation Robot Market Forecasts 237

2.11.1 Rehabilitation Robot Medical Conditions Treated 239

2.11.2 Robotic Modules for Disability Therapy 239

2.11.3 Wearable Robotics for Disability Therapy 240

2.11.4 Rehabilitation Robots Leverage Principles Of Neuroplasticity 241

2.12 Agricultural Robots 243

2.12.1 Agricultural Robot Market Shares 247

2.12.2 Lely Group Strengths, Challenges, and Revenue 249

2.12.3 Use Of Standard Industrial Robots In Agriculture 251

2.12.4 Kuka 252

2.12.5 Fanuc 252

2.12.6 Agrobot High Value Crop Robotic Automation 253

2.12.7 John Deere Autonomous Tractors 253

2.12.8 Harvest Automation 255

2.12.9 Vision Robotics 259

2.12.10 High Value Fruit Crops: Strawberries 260

2.12.11 Nursery And Garden Products 260

2.12.12 Ornamental Plant Markets 260

2.12.13 Golf courses Robotic Mowing 261

2.12.14 Crop Dusting With Remote-Controlled Helicopters 262

2.12.15 Distributed Robotics Garden 266

2.12.16 Cultibotics 267

2.12.17 Robot Vision Pruning Systems 269

2.12.18 Agricultural Robot Market Forecasts 269

2.12.19 Robot Market Segments 274

2.12.20 Cost Structures and Roles of Robots 282

2.13 Nuclear Robots Leverage Rapid Safe Response 283

2.13.1 Nuclear Response Robot Market Driving Forces 285

2.13.2 Nuclear Response Robot Market Shares 287

2.13.3 Selected Leading Nuclear First Responder Robots 290

2.13.4 Energid / Mitsubishi Next-Generation Robot for Nuclear Power Plant Heat Exchanger Tube Inspection292

2.13.5 Northrop Grumman 293

2.13.6 Nuclear Robot Market Forecasts 294

2.14 Snake Robots Markets 298

2.14.1 Snake Robot Market Driving Forces 299

2.14.2 Snake Robots Market Shares 300

2.14.3 Snake Robot Market Forecasts 302

2.14.4 Snake Robots Market Industry Segments 304

2.15 Robot Regional Analysis 305

2.15.1 Production of Robotics in China 306

2.15.2 Chinese Machinery 307

2.15.3 Robots in Africa 307

WINTERGREEN RESEARCH, 312

WinterGreen Research Research Methodology 313

ROBOT PRODUCT EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 360

Robot Market Driving Forces 360



3. Robotic Product Description 364

3.1 Robotic Manufacturing Equipment 364

3.1.1 ABB 366

3.1.2 Kawasaki Robotics 366

3.1.3 Fanuc 366

3.1.4 Yaskawa Motoman 367

3.2 ABB 370

3.2.1 ABB Addresses Demand for Power Distribution Systems And Equipment 373

3.2.2 ABB Addresses Major Trends In Industry Robotics 374

3.3 Kawasaki Robotics 374

3.4 Fanuc 378

3.5 Yaskawa Motoman 383

3.6 Kuka Robots 395

3.6.1 Kuka Customer Production Focus 396

3.7 Denso Wave 404

3.8 Stäubli Robotics: Innovative SCARA and 6-Axis Robots And Software Solutions 405

3.9 Logistics Services Robots 406

3.9.1 Amazon Kiva Mobile-Robotic Fulfillment System 409

3.9.2 Swisslog WarehouseRunner for Storage and Retrieval: Increase Efficiency Throughout the Warehouse409

3.9.3 C&D Robotics ATL Automatic Truck Loading 410

3.9.4 Motoman Robotic Truck Unloading and Mixed-Case Depalletizing 411

3.9.5 Yaskawa Motoman Packaging 415

3.9.6 Yaskawa Motoman Palletizing 417

3.10 Military Robot Systems of Engagement 419

3.10.1 Military Robots Delivering Offensive and Defensive Capabilities to Combat Teams 419

3.10.2 Selected Leading Military Robots 420

3.10.3 Northrop Grumman 422

3.10.4 Northrop Grumman Cutlass 423

3.10.5 Northrop Grumman Mini-ANDROS II 424

3.10.6 Military Ground Robot Market Forecasts 425

3.11 iRobot 427

3.11.1 iRobot® 510 PackBot® for EOD Technicians 428

3.11.2 iRobot® PackBot® 510 for Infantry Troops 430

3.11.3 iRobot® PackBot® 510 for Combat Engineers 431

3.11.4 iRobot 710 Warrior™ 432

3.11.5 iRobot® 110 FirstLook® 434

3.11.6 iRobot® SUGV 436

3.11.7 iRobot® 1KA Seaglider™ 438

3.11.8 iRobot Defense and Security 439

3.12 Northrop Grumman 440

3.12.1 Northrop Grumman CUTLASS 440

3.13 Homeland Security Robots 441

3.14 General Dynamics Robotic Systems 442

3.14.1 General Dynamics Mobile Detection 442

3.14.2 General Dynamics Tactical Autonomous Combat – Chassis (TAC - C) 445

3.15 Vacuum and Household Cleaning Robots 446

3.16 iRobot Roomba® 446

3.16.1 iRobot Home Cleaning Robots 449

3.16.2 iRobot Real World Environment Dynamic Robotic Operations 451

3.16.3 IRobot Allows Users To Interact And Instruct Movement In Intuitive Ways 451

3.16.4 iRobot Products For Home Cleaning 452

3.17 Matsutek 454

3.18 Yujin Robotics 459

3.18.1 Yujin Robotic Vacuum Cleaner 460

3.19 Samsung VC-RM72VR Dual CPU Automatic Robot Vacuum 462

3.19.1 Samsung Robot Vacuum Navigation Research 468

3.20 LG Hom-Bot 469

3.21 Home, Pool, and Gutter Cleaning Robot Products 473

3.22 Robotic Surgery Medical Robots 473

3.22.1 Robot-Assisted Surgery 474

3.23 Intuitive Surgical Robotics da Vinci® Surgical System 478

3.23.1 Intuitive Surgical 478

3.23.2 Restoration Robotics 480

3.24 Hansen Medical 481

3.25 Curexo Robodoc 482

3.26 MAKO Surgical 482

3.27 Blue Belt Technologies 482

3.28 Accuray 484

3.29 Restoration Robotics 485

3.30 Titan Robot 487

3.30.1 Titan Robot 488

3.31 Telemedicine 494

3.32 iRobot and InTouch Health 496

3.33 Global Med Telehealth: Benefits of Video Conferencing 497

3.33.1 GlobalMed Telemedicine Products | Telehealth Equipment | Medical Technology 497

3.33.2 GlobalMed Telemedicine Carts | Telehealth Carts 497

3.33.3 GlobalMed i8500™ Mobile Telemedicine Station 500

3.33.4 GlobalMed TES (Transportable Exam Station) 500

3.33.5 GlobalMed FirstExam™ Mobile Telemedicine Station 502

3.33.6 GlobalMed TotalExam™ HD Examination Camera 505

3.33.7 GlobalMed Diagnostic Imaging | Medical Imaging 505

3.34 Bosch Healthcare Telemedicine Solutions 506

3.34.1 Bosch Healthcare, Bosch Telemedicine and Care Solutions 507

3.34.2 Bosch Healthcare Supports Independent Living At Home 508

3.34.3 Bosch Telemedicine Solutions 508

3.34.4 Bosch Telemedicine Provides Daily Care for Patients with Chronic Conditions 509

3.34.5 Bosch Devices for Patients with Diabetes 509

3.34.6 Bosch Health Buddy Decision Support Tools 511

3.34.7 Bosch Patient Support System 513

3.35 Siemens / Kuka Robotic xRay System 514

3.36 Kuka Positioning for Service Robot Industry 514

3.36.1 Kuka Strategy for Medical Robots 516

3.37 Metra Labs Mobile Robot 518

3.38 Medical Logistics Robots 519

3.39 Aethon TUG Medical Logistics Robots 522

3.40 iRobot and Cisco Remote Presence Robot 523

3.41 Personal and Educational Robots 524

3.42 Unbounded Robotics 524

3.43 Robotic Entertainment Systems 526

3.44 Rehabilitation Robots, Active Prostheses, and Exoskeleton Products 527

3.44.1 Stroke 527

3.44.2 Early Rehab After Stroke 527

3.44.3 Multiple sclerosis 528

3.44.4 Knee-Replacement Surgery 528

3.44.5 Hip 529

3.44.6 Gait Training 530

3.44.7 Sports Training 531

3.44.8 Severe Injury or Amputation 531

3.44.9 Neurological Disorders 532

3.44.10 Recovery After Surgery 532

3.44.11 Gait Training Devices / Unweighting Systems 533

3.44.12 Neuro-Rehabilitation 534

3.44.13 Prostheses 536

3.44.14 Motorized Physiotherapy CPM (Continuous Passive Motion), CAM Therapy (Controlled Active Motion) and the Onboard Protocols 536

3.44.15 Gait Training Devices / Unweighting Systems / Automated Treadmills 536

3.45 Hocoma Products 537

3.45.1 Hocoma's Lokomat Gait Orthosis Automates Locomotion Therapy On A Treadmill 537

3.45.2 Hocoma Rehabilitation Robotics 539

3.45.3 Hocoma Lokomat Robotic Gait-Training Device Aims To Change The Part Of The Brain That Controls Motor Function 542

3.45.4 Hocoma Lokomat Functional Electrical Stimulation 543

3.45.5 Hocoma Lokomat Advanced Motion Analysis 543

3.45.6 Hocoma ArmeoSpring Based On An Ergonomic Arm Exoskeleton 547

3.46 Biodex Unweighting Systems 547

3.47 Honda Gait Training 548

3.48 Ekso Bionics 552

3.48.1 Ekso Bionics HULC Technology Licensed to the Lockheed Martin Corporation 553

3.48.2 Ekso Bionics Regional Presence 553

3.48.3 Ekso Gait Training Exoskeleton Uses 556

3.48.4 Ekso Bionics Robotic Suit Helps Paralyzed Man Walk Again 561

3.49 Wearable Robots: 562

3.50 Automonous Vehicles / Robot Cars 563

3.50.1 Robot Cars And Trucks Global Markets 564

3.50.2 Robot Cars And Trucks Operations And Performance 566

3.50.3 Robot Cars And Trucks Business and Technology Trends 566

3.50.4 Wireless Car Charging 567

3.50.5 Vehicle Sharing 568

3.51 General Dynamics Robotic Systems 571

3.51.1 General Dynamics Mobile Detection 572

3.51.2 General Dynamics Tactical Autonomous Combat – Chassis (TAC - C) 575

3.52 Northrop Grumman 576

3.52.1 Northrop Grumman Cutlass 577

3.52.2 Northrop Grumman Mini-ANDROS II 578

3.53 IBM 579

3.53.1 IBM / Ford Automotive Vehicle System M2M 579

3.53.2 IBM / Ford 580

3.53.3 Ford Leveraging IBM Partnership, Using Sensors 581

3.53.4 IBM Smarter Planet Strategy 581

3.54 Ford Self Driving Car 582

3.54.1 Ford Robotic Auto Control System 583

3.54.2 Ford Robotically Controlled Vehicles On Test Track 585

3.55 Toyota Production LS 2013 Model Self-Driving Tools Technology 585

3.56 Hyundai Genesis Smart Cruise Control 586

3.57 Nissan 586

3.58 BMW 587

3.59 Daimler AG / Mercedes-Benz Self Driving Car 587

3.60 GM Chevrolet Impala 2014 588

3.61 Kairos Autonami Pronto4 588

3.62 Google 589

3.55.1 Google Self-Driving Car 592

3.55.2 Google Self-Driving Car from Auto Components 592

3.63 Humanoid Robot 593

3.64 Honda Motor ASIMO Humanoid Robot 593

3.65 Kawada Industries Robotics Humanoid 595

3.66 Vecna Bear Robot 595

3.67 Agricultural Robots 597

3.67.1 Farm Bots Pick, Plant and Drive 598

3.67.2 Relying On Illegal Immigrants Can Be A Legal Liability 598

3.67.3 Nursery & Greenhouse Sector 599

3.67.4 Harvest Automation Labor Process Automation 599

3.67.5 The Growing Season Is Also Shipping Season 600

3.67.6 Improving Nursery Efficiency 601

3.67.7 Small Mobile Robot for Plants and Shrubs 601

3.67.8 Producers Seek To Improve Operations 602

3.67.9 Increasing Cows Days Of Grazing 604

3.67.10 cRops (Clever Robots for Crops) Robots To Harvest High Value Crops 607

3.67.11 European Union Seventh Framework Program 608

3.68 Strawberries 609

3.68.1 Strawberries in the US 609

3.69 John Deere Autonomous Tractor 611

3.69.1 John Deere Crop Spraying 614

3.70 Kuka 615

3.70.1 Kuka Robots in the Food Processing Industry 618

3.71 FANUC 624

3.71.1 Fanuc Vegetable Sorting Robot 624

3.71.2 FANUC Robodrill DiA5 Series 626

3.72 ABB Robots 628

3.72.1 ABB Symphony Plus 628

3.73 Yaskawa 630

3.73.1 Yaskawa Industrial AC Drives 1/8 thru 1750 Horsepower 632

3.73.2 Yaskawa Specialty Pump Drives 3/4 thru 500 Horsepower 633

3.73.3 Yaskawa Servo Systems and Motion Controllers 634

3.73.4 Motoman Robot Handling and Palletizing Bags of Livestock Feed 634

3.73.5 Motoman Agriculture Robotics Palletizing Bags Solution 636

3.73.6 Motoman Robotics Robot Palletizing Bags Fixtures / Tooling Details 637

3.73.7 Motoman Grain Bin Dryer Fan Wheels 637

3.73.8 Motoman Robotics Fixtures/Tooling Details 640

3.73.9 Motoman Irrigation Pipe 640

3.73.10 Motoman Robotics Fixtures/Tooling Details 643

3.73.11 Motoman Equipment 643

3.73.12 Motoman Robotics Fixtures/Tooling Details 647

3.73.13 Motoman Round Baler Pickup Frames for Equipment 647

3.73.14 Motoman Robotics Fixtures/Tooling Details 650

3.73.15 Motoman Skid Steer Loader Mount Plates 650

3.73.16 Motoman Bags of Livestock Feed 653

3.73.17 Motoman Robotics Fixtures/Tooling Details 656

3.74 Harvest Automation 656

3.74.1 Harvest Automation Technology 661

3.74.2 Harvest Automation Behavior-Based Robotics 661

3.75 Robotic Harvesting 661

3.75.1 Robotic Harvesting Strawberry Harvester 662

3.76 Agrobot SW 6010 664

3.76.1 Agrobot AGB: Harvesting High Level System 665

3.76.2 Agrobot AG Vision 667

3.77 Blue River Technology 668

3.77.1 Blue River Precision Lettuce Thinning - 40/42" Beds 669

3.77.2 Blue River Precision Lettuce Thinning - 80/84" Beds 672

3.77.3 Lettuce Bot, Blue River Technology 673

3.78 cRops (Clever Robot for Crops) 673

3.78.1 cRops European Project, Made Up Of Universities And Labs 675

3.79 Jaybridge Robotics Agriculture 678

3.79.1 Jaybridge Robotics Kinze Partnering, Autonomous Vehicle Row Crop Harvesting 679

3.79.2 Jaybridge Software Expertise 680

3.80 Tractor Harvesting 680

3.81 iRobot’s Automatic Lawn Mower 682

3.82 MIT Autonomous Gardener Equipment Mounted On The Base of a Roomba 684

3.83 Carnegie Mellon University’s National Robotics Engineering Center 685

3.83.1 Carnegie Mellon. Self-Guided Farm Equipment 686

3.84 Shibuya Seiko Co. 688

3.84.1 Shibuya Seiko Co. Strawberry Picking Robot 688

3.84.2 Shibuya Seiko Robot Can Pick Strawberry Fields 688

3.85 Vision Robotics 689

3.85.1 Vision Robotics Automated Tractors 691

3.86 Australian Centre for Field Robotics Herder Robot 692

3.86.1 Robotic Rover Herds Cows 694

3.87 Lely Automatic Milking Robots 695

3.87.1 Lely Astronaut Milking Robots 695

3.87.2 Lely Concept and Management 697

3.87.3 Lely Correct Feed Management 698

3.87.4 Lely Large Dairy Farms 699

3.87.5 Lely Milk Robots At Large Dairy Farms 699

3.87.6 Lely Free Cow Traffic 705

3.88 Yamaha Crop Dusting Drones 707

3.89 Snake Robots 708



4 Robot Technology 720

4.1 Nanotechnology 720

4.2 Sensor Technology 720

4.2.1 Robot System Architecture 721

4.2.2 Automation Technology Replaces Manual Labor Tasks 722

4.2.3 Behavior-Based Robotics 722

4.2.4 Proprietary Sensor Technology 722

4.2.5 System Design & Architecture 723

4.3 Welding Robots 723

4.4 Material Handling Robots: 724

4.5 Plasma Cutting Robots: 724

4.6 Robotics and Automation Scope: 725

4.6.1 IEEE Standards Initiatives 728

4.6.2 Delft Robotics Institute 728

4.7 Robotics and Automation 730

4.8 An Electronic System Improves Different Agriculture Processes 733

WINTERGREEN RESEARCH, 734

WinterGreen Research Research Methodology 735

ROBOT COMPANY MARKET DESCRIPTION, 2014 TO 2020, PART 3: COMPANY DESCRIPTION 741

ROBOT MARKET EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 771

Robot Market Driving Forces 771



5 Robot Company Description 775

5.1 ABB Robotics 775

5.1.1 ABB Revenue 776

5.1.2 ABB Strategy 782

5.1.3 ABB Global Leader In Power And Automation Technologies 782

5.1.4 ABB and IO Deliver Direct Current-Powered Data Center Module 783

5.1.5 ABB / Validus DC Systems DC Power Infrastructure Equipment 784

5.1.6 ABB Technology 786

5.1.7 ABB Global Lab Power 786

5.1.8 ABB Global Lab Automation 787

5.2 Accuray 789

5.2.1 Accuray Products 790

5.2.2 Accuray CyberKnife System 790

5.2.3 Accuray Strategy 792

5.2.4 Accuray International Presence 795

5.2.5 Accuray Competition 795

5.2.6 Accuray Revenue 798

5.2.7 Accuray Installed Base 802

5.2.8 New Data Validates CyberKnife SBRT for Prostate Cancer Treatment 804

5.3 Aethon 804

5.4 Agrobot 808

5.4.1 Agrobot Innovation and Technology for Agribusiness 809

5.5 Allen Vanguard 813

5.5.1 Allen Vanguard Rapid Development 815

5.6 Audi 820

5.6.1 Audi Gets The Second Driverless Car Permit In Nevada 820

5.7 BAE Systems 820

5.8 Blue Belt Technologies. 825

5.9 Blue River Technology 826

5.9.1 Blue River / Khosla Ventures 827

5.10 Bosch Group 827

5.10.1 Evatran Group Plugless Sales Go Live with Bosch 828

5.10.2 Bosch Business Overview 829

5.10.3 Bosch Group Reorganized Its Business Sectors 830

5.10.4 Bosch Consumer Goods sales 831

5.10.5 Bosch Automotive Technology sales 831

5.10.6 Bosch Industrial Technology Sales 832

5.10.7 Bosch Group 832

5.10.8 Bosch Healthcare Supports Independent Living At Home 833

5.10.9 Bosch Security Systems Division 834

5.10.10 Robert Bosch Healthcare 834

5.10.11 Robert Bosch Remote Patient Monitoring 835

5.10.12 Bosch Healthcare Telehealth Systems 836

5.10.13 Bosch Healthcare Health Buddy System 838

5.10.14 Bosch Addresses Role of Compliance in Telehealth Adoption 838

5.10.15 Bosch North America Veterans Health Administration 839

5.10.16 Bosch / VRI 842

5.10.17 Bosch Healthcare and GreatCall Partnership 843

5.10.18 Bosch Healthcare - Telehealth And Care Solutions Join To Become The Leading Provider Of Health, Safety, And Communication 843

5.10.19 Bosch Group and Health Hero Network 844

5.11 BMW 845

5.11.1 BMW Strategy 846

5.11.2 BMW Revenue 846

5.12 Buick Group 847

5.13 Chrysler / Dodge 850

5.13.1 Chrysler Revenue 850

5.14 Daimler AG / Mercedes-Benz 851

5.14.1 Daimler AG Revenue 852

5.15 Denso Wave 853

5.16 ECA Robotics 854

5.17 Elbit Systems 855

5.17.1 Elbit Systems Principal Market Environment 856

5.17.2 Elbit Systems 857

5.17.3 Elbit Systems Principal Market Environment 858

5.18 Evatran Group 860

5.19 Exogenesis 860

5.19.1 Exogenesis Technology 861

5.20 Fanuc 862

5.20.1 FANUC Corporation 867

5.20.2 Fanuc Revenue 869

5.21 Ford / Lincoln 872

5.21.1 Ford Business 873

5.21.2 Ford Motor Vehicle Fuel Economy 875

5.21.3 Ford Revenue 875

5.22 General Dynamics 876

5.22.1 Sequester Mechanism 877

5.22.2 General Dynamics Revenue 877

5.22.3 General Dynamics Robotic Systems 878

5.22.4 General Dynamics Robotic Systems (GDRS) Vision 879

5.22.5 General Dynamics Robotic Systems (GDRS) Manufacturing 879

5.22.6 General Dynamics Autonomous Land And Air Vehicle Development 880

5.23 General Electric 881

5.23.1 GE Unmanned Aircraft 884

5.23.2 GE Supports Innovation 885

5.23.3 GE Energy – 885

5.23.4 GE Energy 886

5.23.5 General Electric Company Energy Infrastructure Revenues 888

5.23.6 GE Total Revenue 889

5.23.7 General Electric Geographic Revenues 890

5.23.8 GE and Göteborg Energi 890

5.23.9 GE‘s 4.1-113 Wind Turbine 891

5.23.10 General Electric Offers Wind Turbine Customers Clean Energy From Solar Panels 893

5.23.11 GE U.S. Wind Crash 894

5.23.12 GE Technology to Boost the Output of NextEra Energy Resources’ U.S. Fleet of Wind Turbines 895

5.23.13 GE Energy Financial Services 896

5.23.14 GE Intelligent Platforms 897

5.24 Google 898

5.24.1 Google / Boston Dynamics 899

5.24.2 Boston Dynamics 900

5.24.3 Boston Dynamics LS3 - Legged Squad Support Systems 901

5.24.4 Boston Dynamics CHEETAH - Fastest Legged Robot 903

5.24.5 Boston Dynamics Atlas - The Agile Anthropomorphic Robot 904

5.24.6 Boston Dynamics BigDog 906

5.24.7 Boston Dynamics LittleDog - The Legged Locomotion Learning Robot 907

5.24.8 Google Robotic Division 909

5.24.9 Google Self-Driving Car 909

5.24.10 Google Cars Address Vast Majority Of Vehicle Accidents Due To Human Error 911

5.24.11 Google Business 912

5.24.12 Google Corporate Highlights 913

5.24.13 Google Search 914

5.24.14 Google Revenue 915

5.24.15 Google Second Quarter 2013 Results 916

5.24.16 Google Revenues by Segment and Geography 919

5.24.17 Google / Motorola Headcount 920

5.24.18 Google / Motorola 920

5.25 Hansen Medical 921

5.25.1 Hansen Medical Sensei System 923

5.25.2 Hansen Medical Magellan Robotic System 924

5.25.3 Hansen Medical Competition 925

5.25.4 Hansen Medical Revenue 926

5.25.5 Hansen Medical Business 928

5.25.6 Accuray 2013 First Quarter Financial Results 930

5.26 Harvard Robobee 933

5.26.1 Harvard Robobee Funding 933

5.26.2 Harvard Robobee Main Area Of Research 935

5.26.3 Harvard Robobee OptRAD is Used as an Optimizing Reaction-Advection-Diffusion System 935

5.26.4 Harvard Robobee The Team 936

5.27 Harvest Automation 937

5.27.1 Harvest Automation Ornamental Horticulture 938

5.27.2 Harvest Automation M Series C Financing 938

5.27.3 Harvest Robotic Solutions 939

5.27.4 Harvest Automation Robots 939

5.28 GM / Cadillac 942

5.28.1 GM Business 943

5.28.2 GM Strategy 944

5.28.3 GM Revenue 945

5.29 Honda 946

5.30 Hyundai 947

5.31 InTouch Health 948

5.32 Intuitive Surgical 949

5.32.1 Intuitive Surgical Robotics da Vinci® Surgical System 953

5.32.2 Intuitive Surgical Business Strategy 954

5.32.3 Intuitive Surgical Products 957

5.32.4 Intuitive Surgical Patient Value As Equal To Procedure Efficacy / Invasiveness 957

5.32.5 Intuitive Surgical Business Model 960

5.32.6 Intuitive Surgical Revenue 960

5.32.7 Intuitive Surgical Regulatory Activities 962

5.32.8 Intuitive Surgical Economic Environment. 962

5.32.9 Intuitive Surgical da Vinci Si Surgical System Market Acceptance 963

5.32.10 Intuitive Surgical Technology and Acquisitions 966

5.33 iRobot 966

5.33.1 iRobot Home Robots: 967

5.33.2 iRobot Defense and Security: Protecting Those in Harm’s Way 967

5.33.3 iRobot Role In The Robot Industry 968

5.33.4 iRobot SPARK (Starter Programs for the Advancement of Robotics Knowledge) 968

5.33.5 iRobot Revenue 969

5.33.6 iRobot Acquires Evolution Robotics, Inc. 970

5.33.7 iRobot / Evolution Robotics 971

5.33.8 iRobot Strategy 971

5.33.9 iRobot Technology 974

5.34 Kawada Industries 975

5.35 Kawasaki Robotics 976

5.36 Kongsberg 977

5.36.1 Kongsberg Defence Systems Revenue 978

5.34 Kuka 979

5.34.4 Kuka Revenue 980

5.34.5 Kuka Competition 982

5.34.6 Kuka Innovative Technology 984

5.34.7 Kuka Well Positioned With A Broad Product Portfolio In Markets With Attractive Growth Prospects984

5.34.8 Kuka Strategy 985

5.34.9 Kuka Corporate Policy 986

5.34.10 Kuka Customers 992

5.35 Lely 994

5.35.1 Lely Revenue 994

5.35.2 Lely / Astronaut 994

5.37 Lockheed Martin 996

5.37.1 Lockheed Martin Symphony Improvised Explosive Device Jammer Systems 999

5.37.2 Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Revenue 999

5.37.3 Lockheed Martin Electronic Systems 1004

5.37.4 Lockheed Martin 1005

5.37.5 Lockheed Martin Revenue 1005

5.36 MAKO Surgical 1006

5.36.1 Mako Surgical Business 1007

5.36.2 Mako Products 1007

5.36.3 Mako Surgical Strategy 1010

5.36.4 Mako Surgical Revenue 1014

5.37 Medrobotics 1014

5.37.1 Medrobotics Closes On $10 Million Financing From Hercules 1015

5.37.2 Medrobotics Several Generations Of Snake Robot Platforms 1016

5.37.3 Medrobotics Advances Clinical Development of Snake Robot for Surgery 1017

5.37.4 Medrobotics Positioning 1017

5.37.5 Medrobotics Cardiac Surgery Gold Standard 1017

5.37.6 Medrobotics Snake Robot Technologies For Use In A Wide Range Of Surgical And Interventional Applications1019

5.37.7 Medrobotics Technology & Research Center 1020

5.38 Mesa Robotics 1021

5.38.1 Systems Development Division of Mesa Associates 1021

5.38.2 Mesa Robotics Affordable Robotic Solutions 1023

5.38.3 Mesa Robotics Revenue 1024

5.39 Mitsubishi 1025

5.40 Nissan 1025

5.40.1 Nissan Revenue 1026

5.41 Northrop Grumman 1028

5.41.1 Northrop Grumman Revenue 1029

5.41.2 Northrop Grumman Remotec 1030

5.41.3 Northrop Grumman Leading Global Security Company 1031

5.41.4 Northrop Grumman Supplies Marine Navigation Equipment 1034

5.41.5 Northrop Grumman Recognized by UK Ministry of Defense for Role in Supporting Sentry AWACS Aircraft During Military Operations in Libya 1035

5.41.6 Northrop Grumman Corporation subsidiary Remotec Inc. upgrade the U.S. Air Force fleet of Andros HD-1 1035

5.41.7 Northrop Grumman NAV CANADA Supplier 1036

5.42 Qualcomm 1037

5.42.1 Qualcomm Business 1038

5.42.2 QMC Offers Comprehensive Chipset Solutions 1038

5.42.3 Qualcomm Government Technologies 1039

5.42.4 Qualcomm Internet Services 1040

5.42.5 Qualcomm Ventures 1042

5.42.6 Qualcomm Revenue 1044

5.42.7 Qualcomm / WiPower 1045

5.42.8 Qualcomm Standardization Capabilities 1046

5.42.9 Qualcomm Regulatory and Compliance Capabilities 1046

5.43 QinetiQ 1047

5.43.1 QinetQ Comprised Of Experts 1047

5.43.2 QinetiQ North America TALON Detects Deadly IEDs And Saves Lives 1047

5.43.3 QinetiQ World-Leading Products: 1049

5.43.4 QinetiQ Innovation 1050

5.43.5 QinetiQ North America 1052

5.43.6 QinetiQ Revenue 1053

5.43.7 QinetiQ Vision 1059

5.43.8 QinetiQ Mission 1059

5.43.9 QinetiQ / Foster Miller 1059

5.43.10 QinetiQ / Foster Miller Financial Position 1061

5.43.11 QinetiQ North America Order for 100 Dragon Runner 10Micro Robots: 1063

5.43.12 QinetiQ / Automatika 1065

5.43.13 QinetiQ Customer Base 1066

5.44 Re2, Inc 1069

5.44.1 Re Leading Developer 1072

5.44.2 Re2 Forerunner High Speed Inspection Robot 1074

5.44.3 Re2 ForeRunner RDV 1075

5.44.4 Re2 HST - High-Speed Teleoperation 1075

5.45 ReconRobotics 1076

5.45.1 ReconRobotics Tactical, Micro-Robot Systems 1077

5.46 ReWalk Robotics 1078

5.47 Shibuya Seiki 1079

5.47.1 Shibuya Kogyo Pharmaceutical Applications 1080

5.47.2 Shibuya Kogyo Robotic System For Handling Soft Infusion Bags 1081

5.47.3 Shibuya Kogyo Robotic Cell Culture System "CellPRO" 1082

5.47.4 Shibuya Kogyo Robotic System For Leaflet & Spoon Placement 1082

5.47.5 Shibuya Kogyo Robotic Collating System 1084

5.47.6 Shibuya Kogyo Automated Aseptic Environmental Monitoring System 1085

5.48 Stäubli 1086

5.48.1 Stäubli Industrial Robots 1087

5.48.2 Stäubli Controllers 1087

5.48.3 Stäubli Software 1087

5.49 Telerob 1088

5.49.1 Telerob 1088

5.50 Thales Group 1089

5.50.1 Thales Core Businesses 1089

5.50.2 Thales: - A Global Player 1089

5.50.3 Thales Revenue 1091

5.50.4 Thales Key Technology Domains 1092

5.50.5 Thales Open Research 1092

5.50.6 Thales Stance on Environment 1093

5.50.7 Thales Processes 1093

5.50.8 Thales Product Design 1093

5.50.9 Thales Site Management 1093

5.50.10 Thales Alenia Space Integration Of Service Module For The Fourth ATV 1094

5.50.11 Thales Sonar ‘Excels’ In Anti-Submarine Warfare Exercise 1096

5.50.12 Thales Group Ground Alerter 10 1097

5.50.13 Thales Group Ground Master 400 (GM 400) 1098

5.50.14 Thales / Raytheon Systems Ground Master 400 1099

5.50.15 Thales Group Ground Smarter 1000 1100

5.50.16 Thales Group 1101

5.51 Toyota / Lexus 1102

5.51.1 Toyota 1103

5.23.1 Toyota Avalon Wireless Charging Pad 1103

5.23.2 Toyota / Lexus 1106

5.23.3 Toyota Revenue 1108

5.52 Vecna Technologies 1108

5.53 Volkswagen 1109

5.53.1 Volkswagen Revenue and Shipments 1109

5.53.2 Volkswagon Brands 1112

5.53.3 Porsche SE 1113

5.54 Volvo 1114

5.54.1 Volvo Revenue 1114

5.55 Visteon 1115

5.55.1 Visteon Competition 1117

5.55.2 Visteon Revenue 1118

5.56 WiTricity 1119

5.57 Yamaha 1121

5.58 Yaskawa 1124

5.58.1 Yaskawa Revenue 1124

5.58.2 Yaskawa Business 1125

5.58.3 Yaskawa Electric Motion Control 1127

5.58.4 Yaskawa Electric Robotics 1127

5.58.5 Yaskawa Electric System Engineering 1127

5.58.6 Yaskawa Electric Information Technology 1127

5.58.7 Yaskawa / Motoman 1128

5.58.8 Yaskawa Motoman 1128

5.59 Vecna Technologies 1129

5.59.1 Vecna Telemedicine 1133

5.60 Selected Military Robot Companies 1135

5.60.1 Selected Robot Companies 1159

WINTERGREEN RESEARCH, 1189

WinterGreen Research Research Methodology 1190



List of Tables and Figures



Figure ES-1 Agrobot Strawberry Picker 23

Table ES-2 Robots Poised To Change Economics 25

Table ES-3 Robots Bring A New Industrial Revolution 26

Table ES-4 Robot Market Driving Forces 28

Table ES-5 Robot Target Markets 29

Table ES-6 Robotic Trends 31

Table ES-7 Robotic Evolving Activities 32

Table ES-8 Market Forces for Modernization 33

Table ES-9 Robotics – State of the Art Advantages 33

Table ES-10 Robot Challenges 34

Figure ES-11 Robot Market Forecasts Dollars, Worldwide, 2014-2020 35

Figure ES-12 36

Robot Market Segments, Industrial, Warehouse Logistics, Cargo Unloading, Military, Medical, Surgical, Rehabilitation, Agricultural, Cleaning, Unmanned Aircraft, and  other Forecasts, Dollars, Worldwide, 2014-2020 36

Table ES-13 Robotic Market Opportunity 37

Table ES-14 Robotic Market Challenges 38

Figure ES-15 JobNotion.com Open Source Community 40

Table 1-1 Aspects of Sector Modernization 42

Figure 1-2 Intuitive Surgical da Vinci Surgical System 46

Figure 1-3 Robotics Positioned To Meet The Increasing Demands For Food And Bioenergy Source: John Deere. 47

Figure 1-4 Autonomous Orchard Vehicle 48

Figure 1-5 Automated Picker Machine 49

Figure 1-6 Transformational Robots 50

Figure 1-7 Differences in Global Demand for Electrification Developed vs. Underdeveloped Economies 53

Table 1-8 Critical Capabilities In Robotics Needed To Take Robotics To The Next Level 55

Figure 1-9 Global Demand for Productivity and Energy Efficiency Driving Robot Markets 56

Figure 1-10 ABB Developed and Emerging Market Robot Perspective 57

Figure 2-1 Strawberry Picker 58

Table 2-2 Robots Poised To Change Market Segment Economics 63

Table 2-3 Robots Bring A New Industrial Revolution 64

Table 2-4 Robotic Market Opportunity 67

Table 2-5 Robotic Market Challenges 68

Table 2-6 Robotic Technical Challenges 69

Table 2-7 Robot Market Driving Forces 71

Table 2-8 Robot Target Markets 72

Figure 2-9 Robot Market Segments, Industrial, Warehouse Logistics, Cargo Unloading, Military, Medical, Surgical, Rehabilitation, Agricultural, Cleaning, Unmanned Aircraft, and other Forecasts, Dollars, Worldwide, 2014-2020 74

Figure 2-10 Robot Market Segments, Industrial, Warehouse Logistics, Cargo Unloading, Military, Medical, Surgical, Rehabilitation, Agricultural, Cleaning, Unmanned Aircraft, and other Forecasts, Dollars, Worldwide, 2014-2020 75

Table 2-11 Robotic Trends 76

Figure 2-12 Multiple Small Intelligent Machines Replace Large Manned Tractors 77

Figure 2-13 JobNotion.com Open Source Community 80

Table 2-14 Significant Market Drivers For Industrial Robots 83

Figure 2-15 Manufacturing Robot Controllers 84

Figure 2-16 Kuka Positioning in Robotics and Systems 85

Figure 2-17 Industrial Robot Density 88

Figure 2-18 Market Potential for Industrial Robots 89

Figure 2-19 Articulated Robot Sales 90

Figure 2-20 Robot Density in Automotive and General Industry 91

Figure 2-21 Global Automotive Production 92

Figure 2-22 Robot Strategy: Increased Share In General Industry 93

Figure 2-23 Robotics Market Growing by 22,000 Units 94

Figure 2-24 Global Sales of Industrial Robots 95

Figure 2-25 Industrial Automation Market Opportunity 96

Table 2-26 Industrial Robot Market Shares, Dollars, Worldwide, 2013 97

Table 2-27 Industrial Robot Market Shares, Dollars, Worldwide, 2013 98

Table 2-28 Industrial Robot Market Forecasts, Worldwide, 2013 99

Table 2-29 Industrial Robot Market Forecasts, Units, Worldwide, 2014-2020 101

Figure 2-30 Robotics End User Trends 102

Figure 2-31 Services Robotic Broad Offerings 104

Table 2-32 Ship Container and Loading Dock Logistics Robot Benefits 106

Table 2-33 Logistics Robots Operational Effectiveness Of Warehouses And Distribution Centers Benefits 107

Table 2-34 Military Robotics Market Factors 112

Table 2-35 Military Robot Functions 113

Table 2-36 Military Robots Market Driving Forces 116

Figure 2-37 Military Ground Robot Market Shares, Dollars, Worldwide, 2013 118

Table 2-38 Military Ground Robot Market Shares, Dollars, Worldwide, 2013 119

Figure 2-39 Military Ground Robot Market Forecasts, Shipments, Dollars, Worldwide, 2013-2019 122

Table 2-40 Military Ground Robot Market Forecasts, Shipments, Dollars, Worldwide, 2013-2019 123

Table 2-41 Mini and Small Military Ground Robot Market Forecasts Units and Dollars, Worldwide, 2013-2019 124

Figure 2-42 Mid Size Military Ground Robot Market Forecasts Units and Dollars, Worldwide, 2013-2019 125

Table 2-43 Larger Military Ground Robot Market Forecasts Units and Dollars, Worldwide, 2013-2019 126

Table 2-44 UAS Features: 128

Figure 2-45 General Atomics Predator UAS 129

Table 2-46 U.S. Army’s Predator Variant, the I-GNAT® ER/Sky Warrior® Alpha Features 131

Figure 2-47 General Atomics Predator B UAS 132

Table 2-48 Unmanned Aerial Systems Functions 133

Table 2-49 Unmanned Aerial Systems Features 134

Table 2-50 Unmanned Aerial Systems Mission Tasks 135

Table 2-51 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Benefits 136

Figure 2-52 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Market Shares, Dollars, 2013 137

Table 2-53 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Market Shares, Dollars, Worldwide, 2013 138

Figure 2-54 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), Market Forecasts, Dollars, Worldwide, 2014-2017 140

Table 2-55 Cleaning Robotics Market Driving Forces 143

Table 2-56 Consumer Home Cleaning Product Development Challenges 144

Figure 2-57 Cleaning Robot Market Shares, Dollars, Worldwide, 2013 146

Table 2-58 Cleaning Robot Market Shares, Dollars, Worldwide, 2013 147

Figure 2-59 Vacuum Cleaner, Pool Cleaner, and Floor Washing Robot Market Forecasts, Dollars, Worldwide, 2012-2018 149

Figure 2-60 Cleaning Robot Market Shipment Forecasts, Dollars, Worldwide, 2014-2018 150

Table 2-61 Cleaning Robot Market Shipment Forecasts Units and Dollars, Worldwide, 2014-2018 151

Figure 2-62

Figure 2-63 Fraunhofer-Institut Genetic Robots 159

Figure 2-64 165

Figure 2-65 LifeWatch V, Android-Based Smartphone 166

Figure 2-66 Sotera Wireless ViSi Mobile 168

Figure 2-67 Medtronic Evera XT DR/VR 172

Figure 2-68 InTouch Health's Remote Presence Devices 173

Figure 2-69 JBT ATLIS (Automated Transport and Logistics Integration Systems) AGV 174

Figure 2-70 eCaring CareTracker 178

Table 2-71 Surgical Robotics Market Driving Forces 181

Table 2-72 Healthcare Robotics Enabling Technologies 182

Table 2-73 Robotic-Assisted Minimally Invasive Surgery Market Driving Forces 183

Table 2-74 Types Of Procedures Performed Using Robotic Surgical System 184

Figure 2-75 Medical Surgical Robots Market Shares, Shipments, Dollars, Worldwide 2012 187

Table 2-76 Medical Surgical Robots Market Shares, Dollars, Worldwide, 2012 188

Table 2-77 Medical Surgical Robots Units and Installed Base, Units, Worldwide, 2012 189

Figure 2-78 Intuitive Surgical da Vinci Surgical System Worldwide Procedures 195

Figure 2-79 Intuitive Surgical da Vinci Surgical System Worldwide Installed Base 196

Table 2-80 Hansen Medical Sensei® X Robotic Catheter System 198

Figure 2-81 Curexo Robodoc 199

Table 2-82 Robot Cars and Trucks Market Driving Forces 204

Table 2-83 Autonomous Vehicle Features Driving Adoption of Robotic Cars 205

Table 2-84 Leaders In Development of Robot Cars and Trucks 207

Figure 2-85 Robot Commercial Autonomous Car Market Shipments Forecasts Dollars, Worldwide, 2013-2019 210

Figure 2-86 Robot Commercial Autonomous Car Market Shipments Forecasts Dollars, Worldwide, 2013-2019 211

Table 2-87 Robot Car Shipments and Installed Base Compared to Electrical Vehicle Shipments and Installed Base Dollars and Units, Worldwide, 2013-2019 212

Table 2-88 Automotive Industry Market Factors 214

Table 2-89 Automotive Industry Limits On The Ability To Reduce Costs 215

Table 2-90 Electrical Vehicle Installed Base and Wireless Car Charging Shipments Dollars and Units, Worldwide, 2012-2019216

Table 2-91 Electrical Vehicle Installed Base and Wireless Car Charging Shipments Dollars and Units, Worldwide, 2012-2019217

Table 2-92 Electric Vehicle EV Market Forecasts, Units, Worldwide, 2013-2019 218

Table 2-93 Electrical Vehicle Shipments and Wireless Car Charging Market Penetration Dollars and Units, Worldwide, 2012-2019 219

Table 2-94 Rehabilitation Robot Target Markets 223

Table 2-95 Rehabilitation Robot Market Driving Forces 224

Table 2-96 Rehabilitation Robot Target Markets 226

Table 2-97 Health Care Conditions Treated With Rehabilitation Wearable Robotics 228

Table 2-98 Chattanooga Active-K Functions 230

Figure 2-99 DJO Chattanooga Active-K 231

Table 2-100 Rehabilitation Robot Medical Conditions Treated 232

Table 2-101 Rehabilitation Robot Medical Technology 233

Table 2-102 Health Care Conditions Treated With Rehabilitation Wearable Robotics 234

Table 2-103  Robotic Technologies Leverage Principles Of Neuroplasticity 235

Figure 2-104 Rehabilitation Robot Market Shares, Dollars, Worldwide, 2013 236

Figure 2-105 Rehabilitation Robot Market Forecasts Dollars, Worldwide, 2014-2020 238

Table 2-106 Rehabilitation Robot Medical Conditions Treated 239

Table 2-107 Rehabilitation Robot Medical Technology 240

Table 2-108 Health Care Conditions Treated With Rehabilitation Wearable Robotics 241

Table 2-109 Robotic Technologies Leverage Principles Of Neuroplasticity 242

Table 2-110 Agriculture Robotic Activities 243

Table 2-111 Market Forces for Modernization 244

Table 2-112 Agricultural Robotics – State of the Art Advantages 244

Table 2-113 Robot Challenges 245

Table 2-114 Agriciltural Robot Target Markets 246

Figure 2-115 Agricultural Robot Market Shares, Dollars, Worldwide, 2013 248

Table 2-116 Robot Market Shares, Dollars, Worldwide, 2013 249

Table 2-117 Lely Group Robotic Strengths 250

Table 2-118 Lely Group Robotic Challenges 251

Figure 2-119 Agrobot Strawberry Picker 253

Figure 2-120 John Deere Autonomous Tractors 254

Figure 2-121 Harvest Automation Shrub Robot 255

Table 2-122 Harvest Automation Shrub Robot Features: 256

Table 2-123 Harvest Automation Shrub Robot Functions: 257

Table 2-124 Robots for Ornamental Plant Handling Benefits 261

Figure 2-125 UC Davis Using Yahama Helicopter Drones For Crop Dusting 262

Figure 2-126 Yahama Crop Duster 264

Figure 2-127 Distributed Robotics Garden 266

Figure 2-128 Modernized Agriculture Telegarden, As Installed At Ars Electronica 268

Figure 2-129 Agricultural Robot Market Forecasts Dollars, Worldwide, 2014-2020 271

Figure 2-130 Larger Agricultural and Planting Robot Market Forecasts Dollars, Worldwide, 2014-2020 272

Table 2-131 Robot Market Forecast, Shipments, Dollars, Worldwide, 2014-2020 273

Table 2-132 Robot Market Industry Segments, Cow Milking and Barn Systems, Strawberries and High Value Crops, Wheat, Rice, Corn Harvesting, Grape Pruning and Harvesting, Nursery Management, Golf Course and Lawn Mowing, Drone Crop Dusting Segments, Dollars, Worldwide, 2014-2020 274

Table 2-133 Robot Market Industry Segments, Cow Milking and Barn Systems, Strawberries and High Value Crops, Wheat, Rice, Corn Harvesting, Grape Pruning and Harvesting, Nursery Management, Golf Course and Lawn Mowing, Drone Crop Dusting Segments, Percent , Worldwide, 2014-2020 276

Table 2-134 Voluntary Cow Traffic Benefits 277

Table 2-135 Cow Traffic System Cubicles ROI Metrics 278

Table 2-136 Lely Example of Herd Size and Robots / Farm Worker 279

Table 2-137 Roles of Robots 281

Figure 2-138 Cost Structures and Roles of Robots 282

Table 2-139 Nuclear Response Robotic Functions 285

Table 2-140 Nuclear Response Robots Market Driving Forces 286

Figure 2-141 Nuclear Response Robot Market Shares, Dollars, Worldwide, 2012 288

Table 2-142 Nuclear Response Robot Market Shares, Dollars, Worldwide, 2012 289

Figure 2-143 Energid / Mitsubishi Nuclear Robot 293

Figure 2-144 Nuclear Response Robot Market Forecasts, Shipments, Dollars, Worldwide, 2013-2019 295

Table 2-145 Nuclear Response Robot Market Forecasts Dollars, Worldwide, 2013-2019 296

Table 2-146 Nuclear Response Robot Market Forecasts Units, Worldwide, 2013-2019 297

Table 2-147 Snake Robot Market Driving Forces 299

Table 2-148 Confined Spaces That Need Snake Shapes To Achieve Access 300

Figure 2-149 Snake Robots Market Shares, Dollars, Worldwide, 2012 301

Figure 2-150 Snake Robots Market Shares, Dollars, Worldwide, 2012 302

Figure 2-151 Snake Robot Market Forecasts, Dollars, Worldwide, 2013-2019 303

Table 2-152 Snake Robot Markets, Dollars, Worldwide, 2013-2019 304

Figure 2-153 Robotic Regional Market Segments, 2013 305

Table 2-154 Robot Regional Market Segments, 2013 306

Figure ES-1 Agrobot Strawberry Picker 360

Table ES-2 Robot Market Driving Forces 363

Figure 3-1 Robot Based Assembly 365

Figure 3-2 Automotive Production Complexity 367

Table 3-3 Global Industrial Robotics Market Segmentation 369

Figure 3-4 ABB FlexPicker 370

Figure 3-5 ABB IRB 120 372

Figure 3-6 ABB Industrial Automation 373

Table 3-7 ABB Addresses Major Trends In Industry Robotics 374

Figure 3-8 Kawasaki Robot Types 375

Figure 3-9  FANUC Pick-And-Place Robot 378

Figure 3-10 Fanoc Robotic Manufacturing Technology 380

Figure 3-11 Robotic Manufacturing 381

Figure 3-12 Fanuc Robot Factories 382

Figure 3-13 Yaskawa Motoman Robots 384

Figure 3-14 Kuka Quantec 395

Figure 3-15 Kuka Customer Production Focus 396

Figure 3-16 Kuka Automotive Stages of Implementation 397

Figure 3-17 Kuka US Auto Initiatives 398

Figure 3-18 KukaSize and Versatility Advantages of Quantec Industrial Robot 399

Figure 3-19 Kuka Product Strategy 400

Figure 3-20 Kuka Line of Industrial Robots 401

Table 3-21 Kuka Industrial Robot Innovations 402

Table 3-22 Kuka Competitive Advantage 403

Figure 3-23 Denso Wave Industrial Robot Categories 404

Figure 3-24 Stäubli 4-Axis And 6-Axis Robots 405

3.9 Logistics Services Robots 406

Figure 3-25 Logistics Services Robot Hydraulic End Effector 407

Figure 3-26 Hydraulic Power Units Deliver Controllable, Efficient Fluid Power 408

Figure 3-27 Motoman Robots Pick, Pack, and Palletize 412

Figure 3-28 Yaskawa Motoman Picking 413

Figure 3-29 Yaskawa Motoman Packaging 415

Figure 3-30 Yaskawa Motoman Palletizing 417

Figure 3-31 Motoman Partners in Logistics and Warehousing 418

Figure 3-32 Northrop Grumman Mini-ANDROS II 425

Figure 3-33 iRobot 510PackBot for EOD Technicians 428

Table 3-34  iRobot 510 PackBot for EOD Conventional Ordnance and SWAT Missions 429

Figure 3-35 iRobot® PackBot® 510 for Infantry Troops 430

Figure 3-36 iRobot® PackBot® 510 for Combat Engineers 431

Table 3-37  iRobot 510 PackBot for Combat Engineers Tasks 431

Figure 3-38 iRobot® 710 Warrior™ 432

Table 3-39 iRobot® 710 Warrior™ Uses 433

Figure 3-40 iRobot® 110 FirstLook® 434

Figure 3-41 iRobot® 110 Small, Light And Throwable FirstLook® Uses 435

Figure 3-42 iRobot® SUGV 436

Figure 3-43 iRobot® SUGV Uses 437

Figure 3-44 iRobot® 1KA Seaglider™ 438

Figure 3-45 iRobot® 1KA Seaglider ® Uses 439

Figure 3-46 General Dynamics TAC-C Robot 443

Figure 3-47 Next-Generation General Dynamics Robots 444

Table 3-48 iRobot Roomba® 790 Specifications 447

Table 3-49 iRobot Roomba® 790 Vacuum Cleaning Robot Features 448

Figure 3-50 iRobot on Google 450

Figure 3-51 iRobot Use in Kitchen 452

Figure 3-52 iRobot Use in Living Room 453

Figure 3-53 Matsutek Vacuum Robot 454

Figure 3-54 Matsutek Vacuum Robot Product Line 455

Table 3-55 Matsutek Smart Multi-Function Vacuum Cleaner With Remote Control 457

TABLE 3-55 MATSUTEK SMART MULTI-FUNCTION VACUUM CLEANER WITH REMOTE CONTROL

Product ID: RV-14

Smart Multi-Function Vacuum Cleaner with remote control

1. Smart cleaning programming for maximum room coverage:"Random, Spiral, Along the wall, Z type."

2. RV-14 returns automatically to its docking station to recharge when power is exhausted or the cleaning program is executed.

3. Multiple cleaning programs of timer for every day of week.

4. RV-14 is capable of cleaning wood, linoleum and tile.

5. Built-in cliff avoidance sensors prevent RV-14 from falling down stairs.

6. Three running time period settings(short, medium, maximum) depending on room size.

7. Easy removing and cleaning dust bin will not smudge your hands.

8. Smart enough to get out of tight places with its touch-sensitive bumper.

9. Automatically to clean your room step by step.

10. Remote control lets you guide the unit in any direction to clean specific areas.

Figure 3-56  Matsutek Floor Cleaning Robot 459

Table 3-58  Yujin Robotic Vacuum Cleaner Features 461

Figure 3-59 Samsung VC-RM72VR Smart Tango Dual CPU Automatic Cleaner Super Slim Robot Vacuum 462

Figure 3-60 Samsung VC-RM96W Tango Robot Vacuum 463

Figure 3-61 Samsung Cleaning Robot Multiple Views 465

Figure 3-62 Samsung Cleaning Robot 466

Figure 3-63 Samsung Sensor Placement 467

Figure 3-64 LG Hom-Bot 469

Figure 3-65 LG Electronics Motor 471

Figure 3-66 LG Electronics Lithium Polymer Batteries 472

Figure 3-67 Robotic Surgical Images 476

Figure 3-68 Image Guided Surgical Research 477

Table 3-69 Hansen Medical Sensei® X Robotic Catheter System 481

Figure 3-70 Curexo Robodoc 482

Figure 3-71 Restoration Robotics Fusion of Robotics and Digital Imaging 486

Figure 3-72 Titan Medical Novel robotic platform for Single Port Access Surgery 489

Figure 3-73 Titan Medical Amadeus Composer Surgical System 490

Figure 3-74 Titan Robot 491

Figure 2-75 Titan Medical Novel robotic platform for Single Port Access Surgery 492

Figure 2-76 Titan Medical Amadeus Composer Surgical System 493

Table 3-77 Titan Robot Flexibility And Open Architecture Functions 494

Figure 3-78 GlobalMed Telemedicine Carts 499

Figure 3-79 GlobalMed Telemedicine Carts Mobile Medical Stations 500

Figure 3-80 GlobalMed Telemedicine Cart | Mobile Medical Station 501

Figure 3-81 GlobalMed i8500 Teleaudiology Station 503

Figure 3-82 GlobalMed Telehealth Cameras 504

Figure 3-83 GlobalMed TotalExam™ HD Examination Camera 505

Figure 3-84 TotalExam™ Examination Camera 506

Figure 3-85 Bosch Health Buddy System 510

Table 3-86 Bosch Health Buddy System Components 511

Figure 3-87 Bosch Health Buddy Decision Support Dashboard and Heat Map 512

Table 3-88 Bosch Healthcare Telemedicine Solution 513

Table 3-89 Kuka Partnership with Siemens 515

Figure 3-90 Kuka Strategy for Medical Robots 516

Figure 3-91 Kuka Service Robotic Features 517

Figure 3-92 Kuka Robotic Production and Assembly Features 517

Figure 3-93 Metra Labs Mobile Robot 518

Figure 3-94 Aethon TUG Medical Logistics Robots 522

Figure 3-95 Unbounded Robotics UBR-1 525

Figure 3-96 Chattanooga OptiFlex® 3 Knee Continuous Passive Motion (CPM) Device 529

Table 3-97 Hocoma Products 537

Figure 3-98 Hocoma Automates Locomotion Therapy On A Treadmill 538

Table 3-99 Hocoma Rehabilitation Robot Systems 539

Figure 3-100 Hocoma Armeo Arm Robot Systems 540

Figure 3-101 Hocoma Lokomats Robot 541

Figure 3-102 Hocoma ArmeoSpring for Stroke Victims 544

Figure 3-103 Hocoma ArmeoSpring for Children 545

Figure 3-104 Hocoma Lokomat Lower Extremity Robot 546

Figure 3-105 Honda Walk assist 549

Figure 3-106 Honda Stride Management 550

Figure 3-107 Honda Walk Assist Device Specifications 552

Figure 3-108 Ekso Bionics Regional Presence 554

Figure 3-109 Ekso Bionics Gait Training 555

Figure 3-110 Ekso Bionics Gait Training Functions 556

Table 3-111 Ekso Gait Training Exoskeleton Functions 557

Table 3-112 Ekso Gait Training Exoskeleton Functions 558

Figure 3-113 Ekso Bionics Step Support System 559

Table 3-114 Ekso Bionics Operation Modes 560

Figure 3-115 Ekso Bionics Bionic Suit 561

Figure 3-116 Walking Assist Device from Honda and HAL Robot Suit From Cyberdyne. 563

Table 3-117  Wireless Car Charger Market Characteristics 565

Table 3-118 Leaders in Development of Robot Cars and Trucks 570

Figure 3-119 General Dynamics TAC-C Robot 573

Figure 3-120 Next-Generation General Dynamics Robots 574

Figure 3-121 Northrop Grumman Mini-ANDROS II 578

Figure 3-122 IBM MessageSight Ford 579

Figure 3-123 Ford Self Driving Car 582

Figure 3-124 Ford Robotic Auto Control System 584

Table 3-125 Toyota Production LS 2013 Model Self-Driving Tools Technology 586

Figure 3-127 Google Self Driving Car 589

Figure 3-128 Google Self Driving Car Moving 590

Figure 3-129 Google Driverless Car 592

Figure 3-130 Honda ASIMO 594

Figure 3-131 Vecna Bear™ Robot Designed To Locate, Lift And Rescue People 596

Table 3-132 Nursery Robot Benefits 600

Figure 3-133 Cows Grazing 605

Figure 3-134 European Union Seventh Framework Program cRops (Clever Robots for Crops) Focus On Harvesting High Value Crops 607

Figure 3-135 John Deere Autonomous Tractors 612

Figure 3-136 John Deere Autonomous Tractor Flexible Uses 613

Figure 3-137 John Deere Crop Spraying 614

Figure 3-138 Kuka Robots 615

Figure 3-139 Kuka Material Handling Robots 615

Figure 3-140 Kuka Industry Standard Robots Used in Agriculture 616

Figure 3-141 Kuka Welding Robots for Agriculture 617

Figure 3-142 Kuka Robots in the Food Handling Industry 618

Figure 3-143 Kuka Robots in the Food Processing Industry 619

Figure 3-144 Kuka Vitamin A Robot Handlers 621

Figure 3-145 Kuka Plasma Cutting Robot 624

Figure 3-146 Fanuc M-3iA Robots Sorting Boxes 625

Figure 3-147 FANUC Robodrill DiA5 Series 626

Figure 3-148 FANUC Welding Robots 627

Figure 3-149 FANUC Material Handling Robots 627

Figure 3-150 FANUC Plasma Cutting Robot 628

Figure 3-151 ABB Welding Robots 629

Figure 3-152 ABB Material Handling Robots 629

Figure 3-153 Yaskawa Plasma Cutting Robot 630

Figure 3-154 Yaskawa Robots Used in Agriculture 631

Figure 3-155 Yaskawa Industrial AC Drives 1/8 thru 1750 Horsepower 632

Figure 3-156 Yaskawa Specialty Pump Drives 3/4 thru 500 Horsepower 633

Figure 3-157 Motoman Robot Handling and Palletizing Bags of Livestock Feed 634

Table 3-158 Motoman Robot Handling and Palletizing Bags of Livestock Feed Project Challenges 635

Table 3-159 Motoman Agriculture Robotics Palletizing Bags Solution 636

Table 3-160  Motoman Grain Bin Dryer Fan Wheels Project Challenges 638

Table 3-161 Motoman Grain Bin Dryer Fan Wheels Robotics Solution 639

Figure 3-162 Motoman Irrigation Pipe 640

Table 3-163 Motoman Irrigation Pipe Project Challenges 641

Table 3-164 Motoman Irrigation Pipe Robotics Solution 642

Figure 3-165 Motoman End-Of-Arm Tooling With Clamping Equipment 643

Table 3-166 Motoman Equipment Project Challenges 645

Table 3-167  Motoman Equipment Robotics Solution 646

Figure 3-168 Motoman Round Baler Pickup Frames for Equipment 647

Table 3-169 Motoman Round Baler Pickup Frames for Equipment Project Challenges 648

Table 3-170 Motoman Round Baler Pickup Frames for Equipment Robotics Solution 649

Figure 3-171 Motoman Skid Steer Loader Mount Plates 650

Table 3-172 Motoman Skid Steer Loader Mount Plates Project Challenges 651

Table 3-173 Motoman Skid Steer Loader Mount Plates Robotics Solution 652

Figure 3-174 Motoman Bags of Livestock Feed 653

Table 3-175  Motoman Bags of Livestock Feed Project Challenges 654

Table 3-176  Motoman Bags of Livestock Feed Robotics Solution 655

Figure 3-177  Harvest Automation Shrub Robot 657

Figure 3-178 Harvest Automation Shrub Robot In Garden 658

Figure 3-179 Harvest Automation Robot Provides Marketplace Sustainability 659

Table 3-180 Harvest Automation Shrub Robot Features: 660

Table 3-181 Harvest Automation Shrub Robot Functions: 661

Figure 3-182 Robotic Harvesting of Strawberries 662

Figure 3-183 Agrobot SW 6010 664

Figure 3-184 Agrobot AGB: Harvesting High Level System 665

Figure 3-185 Agrobot AG Vision 667

Figure 3-186 Blue River Technology Robot 669

Figure 3-187 Blue River Precision Lettuce Thinning Robot 670

Table 3-188 Blue River Technology Robot Functions 671

Figure 3-189 Blue River Precision Lettuce Thinning - 80/84" beds 672

Table 3-190 cRops Robotic Platform Functions 674

Table 3-191 cRops Robot System European Project Supporters 675

Figure 3-192 cRops Robot System 676

Figure 3-193 cRops Robot Target System 677

Figure 3-194 Jaybridge Robotics Driverless Tractor 678

Figure 3-195 Small Tractor Used For Manual Artichokes Harvesting 681

Figure 3-196 Robomow RL850 Automatic Lawn Mower 682

Figure 3-197 MIT Smart Gardener Robot 684

Figure 3-198 Carnegie Mellon Self-Guided Farm Equipment 686

Figure 3-199 Carnegie Mellon Self-Guided Equipment Running on Farm 687

Figure 3-200 Vision Robotics Snippy Robotic Vine Pruner 690

Figure 3-201 Herder Robotic Rover 692

Figure 3-202 Lely Automatic Milking 695

Figure 3-203 Astronaut Milking Robot 696

Figure 3-204 Lely Milking System Farm 700

Figure 3-205 Lely Cattle Feeding System Farm 701

Figure 3-206 Lely Automated Process for Managing Milking and Farm 702

Figure 3-207 Lely Correct Cattle Feeding Management 702

Figure 3-208 Lely Automated Process Cattle Feeding Management 703

Figure 3-209 Lely Multi-Barn Cattle Feeding Management 703

Figure 3-210 Lely Cattle Milking Management 706

3.89 Snake Robots 708

Figure 3-211 Snake Robots, Control of the Snake-Arm Robot 708

Figure 3-212 Nose Following Snake Robots 716

Figure 2-213 OC Robotics Snake-Arm Simulator 717

Table 2-214 Confined Spaces 719

Table 4-1 Sensor Technology Functions 721

Table 4-2 Robot System Architecture 721

Table 4-3 Proprietary Sensor Technology 722

Table 4-4 System Design & Architecture 723

Table 4-5 Tight Scientific Collaboration Between Different Disciplines 729

Figure 4-6 IEEE Robots 730

Figure 4-7 IEEE Orchard Robots 731

Figure 4-8 IEEE Automated Robot 732

Figure ES-1 Agrobot Strawberry Picker 771

Table ES-2 Robot Market Driving Forces 774

Table 5-1 ABB Product Launches 785

Table 5-2 ABB Global Lab Target Technologies 786

Table 5-3 ABB's Global Lab Automation Target Solutions 788

Table 5-4 ABB Active Current Research Areas 789

Table 5-5 Accuray Strategy 793

Table 5-6 Accuray Key Elements Of Strategy 794

Figure 5-7 Agrobot Strawberry Picker 808

Figure 5-8 Agrobot Strawberry Picker 809

Figure 5-9 Agrobot Robot for Agriculture 810

Table 5-10 Agrobot Innovation and Technology for Agribusiness 811

Figure 5-11 Agrobot Innovation and Technology for Agribusiness 812

Table 5-12 Agrobot SW6010 Support 813

Figure 5-13 Allen Vanguard Threat Intelligence 814

Table 5-14 Allen-Vanguard R&D Team Mandate: 815

Table 5-15 Allen-Vanguard Scientific And Engineering Topics Researched and Developed 816

Table 5-16 Allen-Vanguard R&D Fundamental Research 817

Table 5-17 Allen-Vanguard R&D Engineers And Scientists Comprehensive Research 818

Table 5-18 BAE Systems Standards 821

Figure 5-19 BAE Systems Revenue in Defense Market 823

5.8 Blue Belt Technologies. 825

5.9 Blue River Technology 826

Table 5-20 ECA Robotics Range Of Products 854

Table 5-21 Elbit Systems Activities: 855

Table 5-22 Elbit Systems Activities: 858

Figure 5-23 Fanuc Global Network 862

Figure 5-24 Fanuc’s Organization 868

Figure 5-25 Fanuc Revenue 871

Figure 5-26 Fanuc Revenue 872

Table 5-27 Factors Impacting Ford Profitability Of Business 874

Figure 5-28 Boston Dynamic LS3 901

Figure 5-29 Boston Dynamic CHEETAH 903

Figure 5-30 Boston Dynamic Atlas 904

Figure 5-31 Boston Dynamic BigDog 906

Figure 5-32 Boston Dynamics LittleDog - 908

Table 5-33 Google Autonomous Vehicles Technology 910

Table 5-34 Hansen Medical Robotic-Assisted Minimally Invasive Surgery Principal Competitive Factors 926

Table 5-35 Harvard Robobee Project Characteristics 934

Figure 5-36 Harvard Robobee Kilobot Robot Group 936

Table 5-37 Harvest Automation Robot Navigation 940

Table 5-38 Harvest Automation Robot Sensor Network Functions 941

Table 5-39 GM Market Positioning 942

Table 5-39 Intuitive Surgical Strategy To Improve Candidate Surgical Procedures 955

Table 5-40 iRobot Strategy Key elements 972

Table 5-41 iRobot Strategy Key Common Platforms and Software elements 973

Figure 5-42 Kuka Vision for Expansion of Robotic Markets 985

Figure 5-43 Kuka Regional (10) and Segment (7) Focus 989

Figure 5-44 Kuka Positioning with Smart Tools 991

Figure 5-45 Lockheed Martin Segment Positioning 997

Table 5-46 Lockheed Martin's Operating Units 998

Figure 5-47 Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Segment Positioning 1000

Figure 5-48 Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Segment Portfolio 1001

Figure 5-49 Lockheed Martin Aeronautics C130 Worldwide Airlift 1002

Figure 5-50 Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Falcon Fighter 1003

Figure 5-51 Lockheed Martin Electronic Systems Portfolio 1004

Table 5-52 MAKO Robotic Surgery Benefits 1011

Table 5-53 Medrobotics Cardiac Surgery Improvements 1018

Table 5-54 Medrobotics Snake Robot Technologies For Use In A Wide Range Of Surgical And Interventional Applications1019

Table 5-55 Medrobotics Snake Robot Technologies Specialist Areas Served 1020

Table 5-56 Mesa Robotics Technical Experience 1022

Table 5-57 Northrop Grumman Partner Of Choice 1029

Figure 5-58 Northrop Grumman Systems Segments 1032

Figure 5-59 Northrop Grumman Portfolio 1033

Table 5-60 QinetiQ Vision 1059

Figure 5-61 QinetiQ Dragon Runner Urban Operations Rugged Ultra-Compact, Lightweight And Portable Reconnaissance Robot 1064

Table 5-62 QinetiQ Customer Base 1066

Figure 5-63 Re Core Technologies 1069

Figure 5-64 Re Unmanned Ground Vehicles 1070

Figure 5-65 Re Forerunner Key Features 1071

Figure 5-66 Re2 Open Architecture for Robots 1073

Figure 5-67 Shibuya Kogyo Robotic System For Leaflet & Spoon Placement 1083

Figure 5-68 Shibuya Kogyo Robotic Collating System 1084

Figure 5-69 Shibuya Kogyo Automated Aseptic Environmental Monitoring System 1085

5.49 Telerob  5.50 Thales Group 1089

Table 5-69 Thales Key Technology Domains 1092

Figure 5-70 Thales Measurable Environmental Targets 1094

Figure 5-71 Thales Group Ground Master 400 1098

Table 5-72 Thales Group GROUND Master 400 Key Features: 1099

Table 5-73 Thales Group Ground Smarter 1000 Key Features: 1100

Figure 5-74 Thales Critical Decision Chain 1102

Figure 5-75 Toyota Qi Wireless Charging 1104

Table 5-76  Toyota / Lexus Advanced Active Safety Research Vehicle Features 1107

Figure 5-77 Volkswagen Shipments in Comparison to World Car Shipments 1110

Figure 5-78 Volkswagon Brands 1112

Figure 5-79 WiTricity Technology 1120

Figure 5-80 UC Davis Using Yahama Helicopter Drones For Crop Dusting 1121

Figure 5-81 Yamaha Crop Dusting Initiatives 1122

Figure 5-82 YASKAWA Electric Group Businesses 1126

Figure 5-83 Vecna Hospital Delivery Bot 1130

Figure 5-84 Vecna Robotics: HG2 1131

Table 5-85 Vecna Technologies hydraulic end effector Specifications 1133

Figure 5-86 Vecna Telemedicine 1134


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