Snake Robots Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2012 to 2018

Snake Robots Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2012 to 2018

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Published On : July  2012
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WinterGreen Research announces that it has published a new study Snake Robots: Market Shares, Strategy, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2012 to 2018. The 2012 study has 255 pages, 133 tables and figures. Worldwide snake robot markets are poised to achieve significant growth as the next generation units provide a unique movement mechanism and provide systems that provide a way to significantly improve traditional open surgery.

The automated process revolution in surgery and communications is being implemented via robots. Robots are automating systems, providing significant improvement in the accuracy of surgery and penetration of spaces that were previously impenetrable. .

According to Susan Eustis, lead author of the study, "A confined space needs snake shapes to achieve access. Confined spaces exist by design (aircraft engine), by failure (collapsed building) or naturally (human body). Existing open surgery can be replaced in large part by robotic and minimally invasive surgery (MIS). Minimally invasive surgery MIS, drug therapies, radiation treatment, and emerging interventional surgical approaches complement robotic surgery techniques as a replacement for or complement to open surgery."

During a robot assisted surgical procedure, the patient-side cart is positioned next to the operating table with the electromechanical arms arranged to provide access to the initial ports selected by the surgeon. Metal tubes attached to the arms are inserted through the ports, and the cutting and visualization instruments are introduced through the tubes into the patient's body.

The surgeon performs the procedure while sitting at a console, manipulating the instrument controls and viewing the operation through a vision system. When a surgeon needs to change an instrument the instrument is withdrawn from the surgical field using the controls at the console. This is done many times during an operation.

Confined spaces exist. A confined space exists because of a lack of ability to take apart or dismantle components. Confined spaces exist in nuclear reactors, aircraft, the human body, industrial processing plant, underwater environments, ship-building, space. Buildings, roads, pipelines and other man-made spaces all have confined spaces. The world is full of awkward confined spaces.

Snake-arm robots are self-contained portable devices and extensions to existing systems. These products build on software and hardware technology.

The companies that get an early foothold in the market have significant strategic advantage. The robotic snake leverages a new technique for robotic movement that benefits users by providing efficient access to difficult spaces. This factor is driving demand for snake robot systems. Since robotics provide a precise, repeatable and controlled ability to perform procedures in tight spaces, they are increasingly in demand.

The aging US population has supported demand for robotic surgical instruments, since the occurrence of health issues that require medical devices is higher in the elderly population. Buoyed by strong demand and sales, industry profit margins have increased.

Snake robot device markets at $15.5 million in 2011 are anticipated to reach $2.3 billion by 2018 as next devices, systems, and instruments are introduced to manage access to difficult spaces through small ports when large openings are unavailable or inconvenient.

Companies Profiled

Market Leaders

OC Robotics
HiBot
Medrobotics
Hirose Fukushima Lab ACM
Sintef

Market Participants

Applied Robotics Technologies, LLC
University of Michigan Mobile Robotics Lab Omnitread
Tokyo Institute of Technology Research Laboratories

Snake Robots Market Shares and Market Forecasts

Snake Robot Market Driving Forces

Snake Robots Market Shares

Snake Robot Market Forecasts



1. Snake Robots Market Description and Market Dynamics

1.1 Snake Robots Are Different

1.2 Modsnake Robots

1.2.1 Modsnake Robots Support Human Workers

1.3 Snakelike Robots Slither over Rough Landscape

1.4 Snake Robots Locomote

1.5 Serpentine Robot Applications

1.5.1 Seizing the Robotics Opportunity

1.5.2 Modular Self-Reconfiguring Robotic Systems

1.6 Public Aware That Robotics Have “Arrived”

1.7 Next Generation Snake Robotics



2. Snake Robots Market Shares and Market Forecasts

2.1 Snake Robot Market Driving Forces

2.2 Snake Robots Market Shares

2.3 Snake Robot Variety of Applications

2.3.1 HiBot / Hirose Fukushima Lab ACM

2.3.2 OC Robotics Snake-Arm for Aircraft Assembly

2.3.3 Minimally Invasive Equipment Surgical Robots

2.3.4 Medrobotics Cardioarm Is A Jointed Robot

2.3.5 SINTEF Robot Snakes Climb Pipes

2.3.6 University of Southampton.

2.3.7 CCTV Inspection

2.4 Snake Robot Market Forecasts

2.4.1 Cardiac Surgery Snake Robots Market Forecasts

2.4.2 Medrobotics Initial Goal Is To Help Avoid Open-Heart Surgery

2.4.3 Minimally Invasive Surgery Positioning: Medrobotics Requires One Incision At The Bottom Of The Ribs

Whereas The Da Vinci Endoscopic Surgical System Could Require Up To Six Incision Points

2.4.4 Medrobotics Positioning

2.5 Snake Robot Prices

2.5.1 Inaccessible Spaces - OC Robotics

2.5.2 Cardiac Surgery - Cardioarm

2.6 Snake Robots Regional Market Analysis

 

3. Snake Robot Product Description

3.1 OC Robotics

3.1.1 OC Robotics The Explorer Range

3.1.2 OC Robotics Snake-Arm Control

3.1.3 OC Robotics Snake-Arm Simulator

3.1.4 OC Robotics Snake-Arm for Aircraft Assembly

3.1.5 OC Robotics Extender Snake Range Of - Motion Robots Reach The Unreachable

3.1.6 OC Robotics Snake-Arm 

3.1.7 OC Robotics

3.1.8 OC Energy & Environment Robotics

3.2 University of Michigan All-Terrain Robotics:

3.2.1 University of Michigan Mobile Robotics Lab Omnitread

3.2.2 OmniTread Robot Snakes

3.3 Applied Robotics Technologies, LLC

3.3.1 The FLEXnav Proprioceptive Position Estimation (PPE) System

3.3.2 Applied Robotics Technologies Pricing

3.3.3 Heuristic Drift Reduction for Gyros in Vehicle Tracking Applications

3.3.4 Applied Robotics Technologies Key Benefits

3.3.5 Applied Robotics Technologies Pricing

3.4 NASA Robotic Snakes

3.5 Canadian Robotics Ltd.

3.6 Japan Guru World-Class Snake Robotics

3.7 NTNU and SINTEF in Norway World-Class Snake Robotics

3.7.1 Sintef Anna Konda

3.7.2 Anna Konda Firefighting Snakebot

3.7.3 Sintef Aiko

3.7.4 Sintef Pneumosnake

3.7.5 Sintef PiKo

3.7.6 Sintef Climbing Robot

3.7.7 Sintef Robot Learning

3.7.8 Department of Engineering Cybernetics at NTNU Pneumosnake – Snake Robot With Pneumatic Bellows

3.8 Hibot

3.8.1 Hibot Pipetron

3.8.2 HiBot Expliner

3.8.3 HiBot ACM-R4H

3.8.4 HiBot ACM-R5

3.8.5 Hibot ACM-R5 Amphibious Robosnake

3.8.6 HiBot Japanese Snake Robot

3.9 Medrobotics

3.9.1 Medrobotics Snakelike Robots for Heart Surgery

3.9.2 Medrobotics Cardiac Surgery Snake Robot

3.9.3 Medrobotics Single Incision vs. Other Systems with  Six Incision Points

3.10 Maintaining High Voltage Transmission Lines Using Robotics

3.10.1  Hydro-Quebec Research Institute (IREQ)LineScout Tele-Operated Obstacle Crossing System

3.10.2  HiBot Expliner

3.10.3  America’s Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Autonomous Version



4. Snake Robot Technology

4.1 Actuated Joints In A Tight Volume

4.2 OC Robotics

4.2.1 OC Robotics Develops Snake-Arm Robots For Confined Spaces

4.2.2 OC Robotics Snake Arm Actuator Pack

4.2.3 OC Robotics Snake Arm

4.2.4 OC Robotics Tool

4.2.5 OC Robotics Confined Space Piece Manipulation

4.2.6 OC Robotics Confined Space Reach

4.3 OC Robotics Snake-Arm Robot Basics

4.3.1 OC Robotics Snake Robot Curvature 

4.3.2 OC Robotics Protective Skins

4.3.3 OC Robotics Manages Hazardous Environments 

4.3.4 OC Robotics Software - SoftSnake

4.3.5 OC Robotics PipeSnake

4.3.6 OC Robotics Snake-Arm Robots Aircraft Assembly

4.4 CISST ERC Snake Robot

4.5 Bio-Robotics Lab

4.6 Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute

4.7 Sintef

4.7.1 Sintef Aiko Snake Robot With Electric Motors

4.8 Hirose Fukushima Lab ACM Land and Amphibious Robot Snake

4.8.1 Hirose Fukushima Lab ACM-R5 Control System

4.8.2 Hirose Fukushima Lab ACM Slim Slime Robot

4.8.3 Hirose Fukushima Lab pneumatically-driven Slime Robot

4.8.4 Hirose-Fukushima Lab at Tokyo Institute of Technology Amphibious Snake Robot - ACM-R5

4.9 DrGavin S7 Snake Robot Rectilinear Locomotion

4.9.1 Nottingham Trent University

4.10 Israeli Army Deploys Robot Snakes

4.10.1  Israeli Military Develops Robot Snake Bomb Hirose Fukushima Lab

4.11 Merlin Robotics, Nottingham Trent University Robot Snake Dance

4.12 Snake Bot at Carnegie Mellon

4.12.1  Carnegie Mellon Conforming Loop

4.13 CardioArm Biomedicine Snakelike Robots for Heart Surgery

4.13.1  Snake Robot Helps Wounded Soldiers

4.14 Hughes Aircraft R7 Early Robotic Snake

4.15 British 'Serpentine Spy'

4.16 IDF Spy Robot Snake

4.17 SINTEF Robot Snakes Climb Pipes

4.17.1  SINTEF Anna Konda

4.18 Climbing Snakes Biorobotics Lab, Carnegie Mellon University

4.19 NASA Snake-bot  VS InnoSTAR

4.20 Applied Robotics Technologies, LLC



5. Snake Robots Company Profiles

5.1 Applied Robotics Technologies, LLC

5.2 Medrobotics

5.2.1 Medrobotics Closes $11.7 Million In "Series C" Funding

5.2.2 Medrobotics Several Generations Of Snake Robot Platforms

5.2.3 Medrobotics Advances Clinical Development of Snake Robot for Surgery

5.2.4 Medrobotics Positioning

5.2.5 Cardiac Surgery Gold Standard

5.2.6 Medrobotics Snake Robot Technologies For Use In A Wide Range Of Surgical And Interventional Applications

5.2.7 Medrobotics Technology & Research Center

5.3 HiBot

5.4 OC Robotics

5.4.1 OC Robotics Technology & Innovation

5.4.2 OC Roboics Robots Extend The Reach Of Manual Process

5.4.3 OC Robotics A CANDU Snake-Arm Robot

5.4.4 OC Robotics Snake-Arm Robots

5.5 University of Michigan Mobile Robotics Lab Omnitread

5.6 Tokyo Institute of Technology Research Laboratories

5.6.1 Tokyo Institute of Technology / Hirose Fukushima Lab ACM

5.6.2 Hirose Fukushima Lab ACM Hibot

5.7 Sintef

5.8 Selected List of University and Research Snake Robots



List of Tables



Table ES-1 Snake Robot Market Driving Forces

Table ES-2 Confined Spaces

Figure ES-3 Snake Robots Market Shares, Dollars, Worldwide, 2011

Figure ES-4 Snake Robot Market Forecasts, Dollars, Worldwide, 2012-2018

Figure 1-1 Mod Snake Robots Snake robots are different.

Table 1-2 Serpentine Robot Applications

Table 2-1 Snake Robot Market Driving Forces

Table 2-2 Confined Spaces

Figure 2-3 Snake Robots Market Shares, Dollars, Worldwide, 2011

Figure 2-4 Snake Robots Market Shares, Dollars, Worldwide, 2011

Figure 2-5 HiBot Inspection of High-Voltage Power Lines

Figure 2-6 HiBot Balances on High-Voltage Power Lines

Figure 2-7 Robotic Snake Permits Surgeon to Enter Heart Via Mouth

Figure 2-8 Snake Robot Market Forecasts, Dollars, Worldwide, 2012-2018

Table 2-9 Snake Robots Market Industry Segments, Reaching Unreachable,

Surgery, Surveillance, Dollars, Worldwide,2012-2018 

Figure 2-10 Snake Robot Market Forecasts, Units, Worldwide, 2012-2018

Figure 2-11 Snake Robot Market Industry Segments, Units, Worldwide,2012-2018 

Figure 2-12 Cardiac Surgery Snake Robots Market Forecasts, Dollars, Worldwide, 2012-2018

Figure 2-13 Reaching The Un Reachable Snake Robot Market Forecasts Dollars,Worldwide, 2012-2018

Figure 2-14 Snake Robots Regional Market Segments, Dollars,  2011

Table 2-15 Snake Robots Regional Market Segments, 2010

Figure 3-1 OC Robotics Explorer Range

Figure 3-2 OC Robotics Explorer Range User Interface

Figure 3-3 OC Robotics Explorer Range Actuator Pack

Figure 3-4 OC Robotics Explorer Range Snake Arm

Figure 3-5 OC Robotics Explorer Arm Extensions

Figure 3-6 OC Robotics Extender Snake Range Of –Motion

Figure 3-7 OC Robotics Extender Models and Payloads

Figure 3-7 (Continued) OC Robotics Extender Models and Payloads

Figure 3-8 OC Robotics Arms in Confined Spaces

Table 3-9 University of Michigan Omnitread Innovations:

Figure 3-10 University of Michigan Omnitread

Table 3-11 University of Michigan Mobile Omnitread Robotic Motion Capabilities

Table 3-12 University of Michigan Mobile Robotics Lab Omnitread Robotic Motion Capabilities

Figure 3-13 Omnitread robot snakes

Figure 3-14 FLEXnav PPE System

Table 3-15 FLEXnav PPE System Features

Figure 3-16 Applied Robotics Technologies Typical Experimental Results: Position Errors After 120-160 M Travel On Moderately Rugged Terrain

Figure 3-17 Sintef Anna Konda

Table 3-18 Anna KondaTechnical data

Figure 3-19 Sintef’s Anna Konda Snake Robot

Table 3-20 Sintef’s Anna Konda Firefighting Snakebot

Table 3-21 SINTEF Firefighting Snakebot Components

Figure 3-22 Norwegian Company Sintef Anna Konda

Table 3-23 SINTEF Firefighting Snakebot Target  Markets

Figure 3-24 Sintef Aiko

Table 3-25 SINTEF / NTNU Aiko Technical data

Figure 3-26 Sintef Pneumosnake

Figure 3-27 Sintef PiKo

Figure 3-28 Sintef PiKo Robot For Vertical Movement

Figure 3-29 Department of Engineering Cybernetics at NTNU Pneumosnake – Snake Robot With Pneumatic Bellows

Table 3-30 Department of Engineering Cybernetics at NTNU Technical data

Table 3-31 NTNU / SINTEF Next Generation Robotics for Norwegian Industry

Figure 3-32 HiBot

Figure 3-33 HiBot Expliner

Figure 3-34 HiBot ACM-R4H

Figure 3-35 HiBot ACM-R5

Figure 3-36 Hibot ACM-R5 Amphibious Robosnake

Figure 3-37 Hibot ACM-R5 Amphibious Robosnake

Table 3-38 Medrobotics Medical Field Target Markets

Figure 3-39 Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke Looking At Snaking Robot Camera Made by Medrobotics

Figure 4-1 OC Robotics Snake-Arm Robots Remote Car Inspection

Figure 4-2 Robotics Develops Snake-Arm Robots For Confined Spaces

Figure 4-3 OC Robotics Actuator Pack

Figure 4-4 OC Robotics Snake Arm

Figure 4-5 OC Robotics Snake Robot Tool

Table 4-6 OC Robotics Able To Snake Into Cluttered Environments

Figure 4-7 OC Robotics Extend Robot Arms With Elbows

Figure 4-8 OC Robotics Snake-Arm Robot Basics

Figure 4-9 OC Robotics Snake Curvatures

Figure 4-10 OC Robotics Protective Skins

Figure 4-11 OC Robotics Arm Materials Allow For Radiation, Heat, Vacuum, Magnetic Fields, And Operations In Explosive Atmospheres

Figure 4-12 OC Robotics Snake-Arm Robots Extend Reach Of The Human

Figure 4-13 OC Robotics PipeSnake

Figure 4-14 OC Robotics Snake Robot Angle of Curvature

Figure 4-15 OC Robotics Snake-Arm Robots Aircraft

Figure 4-16 OC Robotics Snake-Arm Robot Extender

Figure 4-17 OC Robotics Snake-Arm Robot Made Up Of A Large Number Of Segments

Figure 4-18 CISST ERC Snake Robot

Figure 4-19 Bio-Robotics Lab Snake Robots that Climb

Figure 4-20 Bio-Robotics Lab Snake Robot Climbing

Figure 4-21 Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute Door Opening Robot

Figure 4-22 Sintef Snake Robot Designed To Be Used To Put Out Fires

Figure 4-23 Sintef Anna Konda Robot Equipped With Nozzles

Figure 4-24 Sintef Aiko Snake Robot With Electric Motors

Figure 2-25 Sintef’s Snake Robot

Figure 4-26 Hirose Fukushima Lab ACM-R5 - Amphibious Robot Snake

Figure 4-27 Hirose Fukushima Lab ACM Slim Slime Robot

Table 4-28 Slim Slime ACM Robot Features

Table 4-29 Hirose Fukushima Lab ACM Slim Slime Robot Applications

Figure 4-30 Hirose Fukushima Lab ACM Serpentine Propulsion

Figure 4-31 Hirose Fukushima Lab ACM xSlim Slime Robot With a Child

Figure 4-32 Hirose Fukushima Lab ACM Slim Slime Robot Module Construction

Figure 4-33 Tokyo Institute of Technology / Hirose Fukushima Lab ACM Snake Like Trackers

Figure 4-34 Tokyo Institute of Technology / Hirose Fukushima Lab ACM Snake Like Creep Motion Of Snake, Pedal Waves Of Snail And Limpet,

Lateral Rolling, And Pivot Turn 

Figure 4-35 Hirose Fukushima Lab ACM Robot Snake Modular Construction

Figure 4-36 Snake Robot Hirose-Fukushima Lab at Tokyo Institute of Technology

Figure 4-37 Hirose-Fukushima Lab at Tokyo Institute of Technology ACM-R5

Figure 4-38 Robot Hirose-Fukushima Lab at Tokyo Institute of Technology Amphibious Snake Robot - ACM-R5

Table 4-39 DrGavin S7 Rectilinear Locomotion Snake Robot

Figure 4-40 DrGavin S7 Sensor Suite That Includes Detectors

Figure 4-41 DrGavin S5 Robot Snake Control System Electronics Functional Diagram

Figure 4-42 DrGavin Robot Snake

Figure 4-43 Merlin Robotics / Nottingham Trent University Air Robot Snake

Figure 4-44 Israeli Army Deploys Robot Snakes

Figure 4-45 Israeli Army Bomb Hirose Fukushima Lab Robot Snakes

Figure 4-46 Israeli Snake Robot

Figure 4-47 Merlin Robotics, Nottingham Trent University Robot Snake Dance

Figure 4-48 Snake Bot at the Carnegie Mellon

Figure 4-49 Carnegie Mellon Modular Bot

Figure 4-50 Carnegie Mellon Modular Bot Tricycle Riding

Figure 4-51 Carnegie Mellon Obstacle Climbing

Figure 4-52 Carnegie Mellon Fence Climbing

Figure 4-53 Carnegie Mellon Stair Climbing

Figure 4-54 CardioArm Biomedicine Snakelike Robots for Heart Surgery

Figure 4-55 Snake Robot Helps Wounded Soldiers

Figure 4-56 Hughes Aircraft R7 Early Robotic Snake

Figure 4-57 British Military Reconnaissance Robot Can Be Dropped From A Helicopter

Figure 4-58 University of Southampton Anaconda Rubber Snake Generates Power From Waves

Figure 4-59 SINTEF Robot Snakes Climb Pipes

Figure 4-60 SINTEF Anna Konda The Fire Fighting Snake Robot

Figure 4-61 SINTEF Aiko Snake Robot With Electric Motors

Figure 4-62 Sintef Pneumosnake Snake Robot With Pneumatic Bellows

Figure 4-63 Climbing Snakes Biorobotics Lab, Carnegie Mellon University

Figure 4-64 InnoSTAR™ Robotic Kit

Figure 4-65 Applied Robotics Technologies, LLC Fiber Optic Gyros Function Of Rate Of Rotation And Temperature

Snake Robots Company Profiles

Table 5-1 Cardiac Surgery Improvements

Table 5-2 Medrobotics Snake Robot Technologies For Use In A Wide Range Of Surgical And Interventional Applications

Table 5-3 Medrobotics Snake Robot Technologies Specialist Areas Served

Figure 5-4 OC Robotics

Figure 5-5 OC Robotics Conducts Inspections Within CANDU Reactors

Figure 5-6 OC Robotics Snake-Arm Robot Technology

Table 5-7 University of Michigan Mobile Robotics Lab Areas Of Interest

Figure 5-8 Tokyo Institute of Technology Electrochemistry Spextroscopic Techniquees



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