Snake Robots Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2013 to 2019

Snake Robots Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2013 to 2019

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Published On : August  2013
Pages : 272



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WinterGreen Research announces that it has published a new study Snake Robots: Market Shares, Strategy, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2013 to 2019. The 2013 study has 272 pages, 142 tables and figures. Worldwide snake robot markets are poised to achieve significant growth as the next generation units provide an access and movement mechanism that is unique and useful.

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.

Snake robots used for small space access, inside airplane wing access, first responder tasks, and surgery: They are used for going where nothing else can go. Snake robots provide systems that significantly improve traditional open surgery by consolidating the number of minimally invasive access ports to one and eliminating open surgery.

The automated process revolution in surgery, first responder help, 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. The snake robots reduce the number of ports needed to gain access and repair the heart."

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.

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 $33.6 million in 2012 are anticipated to reach $2.3 billion by 2019 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
Selected List of University and Research Snake Robots

Check Out These Key Topics

Robot Snakes
Modsnake Robots
Snake Robots
Snake Robots Locomote
Next Generation Snake Robotics
Snake-Arm
Jointed Robot
Robot Snakes Climb Pipes
Robots for Heart Surgery
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Endoscopic Surgical System
Inaccessible Spaces
Snake-Arm
Robotic Snake-Arm
Climbing Robot
Climbing Snake Robot
Firefighting Snakebot
Confined Spaces
Snake Shapes
Terrain Robot
Industrial Arm Robots
Surgical Minimally Invasive Devices
Snake Arm Actuator Pack
Robotics Confined Space Piece Manipulation
Robotics PipeSnake

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

1.1Snake Robots Are Different

1.2Modsnake Robots

1.2.1Modsnake Robots Support Human Workers

1.3Snakelike Robots Slither over Rough Landscape

1.4Snake Robots Locomote

1.5Serpentine Robot Applications

1.5.1Seizing the Robotics Opportunity

1.5.2Modular Self-Reconfiguring Robotic Systems

1.6Public Aware That Robotics Have “Arrived”

1.7Next Generation Snake Robotics



2. Snake Robots Market Shares and Market Forecasts

2.1Snake Robot Market Driving Forces2

2.2Snake Robots Market Shares

2.3Snake Robot Variety of Applications

2.3.1HiBot / Hirose Fukushima Lab ACM

2.3.2OC Robotics Snake-Arm for Aircraft Assembly

2.3.3Minimally Invasive Equipment Surgical Robots

2.3.4Medrobotics Cardioarm Is A Jointed Robot

2.3.5SINTEF Robot Snakes Climb Pipes

2.3.6University of Southampton.

2.3.7CCTV Inspection

2.4Snake Robot Market Forecasts

2.4.1Snake Robots Market Industry Segments

2.4.2Cardiac Surgery Snake Robots Market Forecasts

2.4.3Medrobotics Initial Goal Is To Help Avoid Open-Heart Surgery

2.4.4Minimally 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

2.4.5Medrobotics Positioning

2.4.6Cardiac Surgery Snake Robots Market Forecasts

2.4.7Reaching The Un Reachable Snake Robot Market Forecasts

2.5Snake Robot Prices

2.5.1Inaccessible Spaces - OC Robotics

2.5.2Cardiac Surgery - Medrobotics

2.6Snake Robots Regional Market Analysis

 

3. Snake Robot Product Description

3.1OC Robotics

3.1.1OC Robotics The Explorer Range

3.1.2OC Robotics Snake-Arm Control

3.1.3OC Robotics Snake-Arm Simulator

3.1.4OC Robotics Snake-Arm for Aircraft Assembly

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

3.1.6OC Robotics Snake-Arm 

3.1.7OC Robotics

3.1.8OC Energy & Environment Robotics

3.1Medrobotics Techonology

3.1.1Medrobotics Medical Devices for Minimally Invasive Surgery

3.1.2Medrobotics Flexible Robot Platform

3.1.3Medrobotics Snakelike Robots for Heart Surgery

3.1.4Medrobotics Cardiac Surgery Snake Robot

3.1.5Minimally Invasive Surgery Positioning:

3.2University of Michigan All-Terrain Robotics:

3.2.1University of Michigan Mobile Robotics Lab Omnitread

3.2.2OmniTread Robot Snakes

3.3Applied Robotics Technologies, LLC

3.3.1The FLEXnav Proprioceptive Position Estimation (PPE) System

3.3.2Applied Robotics Technologies Pricing

3.3.3Heuristic Drift Reduction for Gyros in Vehicle Tracking Applications

3.3.4Applied Robotics Technologies Key Benefits

3.3.5Applied Robotics Technologies Pricing

3.4NASA Robotic Snakes

3.5Canadian Robotics Ltd.

3.6Japan Guru World-Class Snake Robotics

3.7NTNU and SINTEF in Norway World-Class Snake Robotics

3.7.1Sintef Anna Konda

3.7.2Anna Konda Firefighting Snakebot

3.7.3Sintef Aiko

3.7.4Sintef Pneumosnake

3.7.5Sintef PiKo

3.7.6Sintef Climbing Robot

3.7.7Sintef Robot Learning

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

3.8Hibot Pipetron

3.8.1HiBot Expliner

3.8.2HiBot ACM-R4H

3.8.3HiBot ACM-R5

3.8.4Hibot ACM-R5 Amphibious Robosnake

3.8.5HiBot Japanese Snake Robot

3.8.6Maintaining High Voltage Transmission Lines Using Robotics

3.8.7Hydro-Quebec Research Institute (IREQ)LineScout Tele-operated obstacle crossing system

3.8.8HiBot Expliner

3.8.9America’s Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Autonomous Version



4. Snake Robot Technology

4.1Actuated Joints In A Tight Volume

4.2OC Robotics

4.2.1OC Robotics Develops Snake-Arm Robots For Confined Spaces

4.2.2OC Robotics Snake Arm Actuator Pack

4.2.3OC Robotics Snake Arm

4.2.4OC Robotics Tool

4.2.5OC Robotics Confined Space Piece Manipulation

4.2.6OC Robotics Confined Space Reach

4.3OC Robotics Snake-Arm Robot Basics

4.3.1OC Robotics Snake Robot Curvature 

4.3.2OC Robotics Protective Skins

4.3.3OC Robotics Manages Hazardous Environments 

4.3.4OC Robotics Software - SoftSnake

4.3.5OC Robotics PipeSnake

4.3.6OC Robotics Snake-Arm Robots Aircraft Assembly

4.4CISST ERC Snake Robot

4.5Bio-Robotics Lab

4.6Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute

4.7Sintef

4.7.1Sintef Aiko Snake Robot With Electric Motors

4.8Hirose Fukushima Lab ACM Land and Amphibious Robot Snake

4.8.1Hirose Fukushima Lab ACM-R5 Control System

4.8.2Hirose Fukushima Lab ACM Slim Slime Robot

4.8.3Hirose Fukushima Lab pneumatically-driven Slime Robot

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

4.9DrGavin S7 Snake Robot Rectilinear Locomotion

4.9.1Nottingham 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

5.1Applied Robotics Technologies, LLC

5.2HiBot

5.3Medrobotics

5.3.1Medrobotics $10 Million Financing From Hercules

5.1.1Medrobotics Several Generations Of Snake Robot Platforms

5.1.2Medrobotics Advances Clinical Development of Snake Robot for Surgery

5.1.3Medrobotics Positioning

5.1.4Medrobotics Cardiac Surgery Gold Standard

5.1.5Medrobotics Snake Robot Technologies Used In Range Of Surgical And Interventional Applications

5.1.6Medrobotics Technology & Research Center

5.4OC Robotics

5.4.1OC Robotics Technology & Innovation

5.4.2OC Robotics Robots Extend Reach Of Manual Process

5.4.3OC Robotics A CANDU Snake-Arm Robot

5.4.4OC Robotics Snake-Arm Robots

5.5University of Michigan Mobile Robotics Lab Omnitread

5.6Tokyo Institute of Technology Research Laboratories

5.6.1Tokyo Institute of Technology / Hirose Fukushima Lab ACM

5.6.2Hirose Fukushima Lab ACM Hibot

5.7Sintef

5.8Selected List of University and Research Snake Robots



List of Tables



Table ES-1 Snake Robot Market Driving Forces

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

Figure ES-3 Control of the Snake-Arm Robot

Figure ES-4 Nose Following Snake Robots

Figure ES-5 BOC Robotics Snake-Arm Simulator

Table ES-6 Confined Spaces

Figure ES-7 Snake Robots Market Shares, Dollars, Worldwide, 2012

Figure ES-8 Snake Robot Market Forecasts, Dollars, Worldwide, 2013-2019

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 That Need Snake Shapes To Achieve Access

Figure 2-3 Control of the Snake-Arm Robot

Figure 2-4 Nose Following Snake Robots

Figure 2-5 OC Robotics Snake-Arm Simulator

Table 2-6 Confined Spaces

Figure 2-7 Snake Robots Market Shares, Dollars, Worldwide, 2012

Figure 2-8 Snake Robots Market Shares, Dollars, Worldwide, 2012

Figure 2-9 HiBot Inspection of High-Voltage Power Lines

Figure 2-10 HiBot Balances on High-Voltage Power Lines

Figure 2-11 Robotic Snake Permits Surgeon to Enter Heart Via Mouth

Figure 2-12 Snake Robot Market Forecasts, Dollars, Worldwide, 2013-2019

Table 2-13 Snake Robot Markets, Dollars, Worldwide, 2013-2019

Table 2-14 Snake Robots Market Industry Segments, Reaching Unreachable, Surgery, Surveillance, Dollars, Worldwide,2013-2019

Figure 2-15 Snake Robot Market Forecasts, Units, Worldwide, 2013-2019

Table 2-16 Snake Robots Market Industry Segments, Reaching Unreachable, Surgery, Military, Surveillance, Units, Worldwide, 2013-2019

Figure 2-17 Cardiac Surgery Snake Robots Market Forecasts, Dollars, Worldwide, 2013-2019

Figure 2-18 Reaching The Un Reachable Snake Robot Market Forecasts Dollars, Worldwide, 2013-2019

Figure 2-19 Snake Robots Regional Market Segments, Dollars,  2012

Table 2-20 Snake Robots Regional Market Segments, 2012

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 Medrobotics Medical Field Target Markets

Figure 3-10 Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke Looking At Snaking Robot Camera Made by Medrobotics / Cardiorobotics

Table 3-11 University of Michigan Omnitread Innovations:

Figure 3-12 University of Michigan Omnitread

Table 3-13 University of Michigan Mobile Omnitread Robotic Motion Capabilities

Table 3-14 University of Michigan Mobile Robotics Lab Omnitread Robotic Motion Capabilities

Figure 3-15 Omnitread robot snakes

Figure 3-16 FLEXnav PPE System

Table 3-17 FLEXnav PPE System Features

Figure 3-18 Applied Robotics Technologies Typical Experimental Results: Position Errors After 120-160 M Travel On Moderately Rugged Terrain

Figure 3-19 Sintef Anna Konda

Table 3-20 Anna KondaTechnical data

Figure 3-21 Sintef’s Anna Konda Snake Robot

Table 3-22 Sintef’s Anna Konda Firefighting Snakebot

Table 3-23 SINTEF Firefighting Snakebot Components

Figure 3-24 Norwegian Company Sintef Anna Konda

Table 3-25 SINTEF Firefighting Snakebot Target  Markets

Figure 3-26Sintef Aiko

Table 3-27 SINTEF / NTNU Aiko Technical data

Figure 3-28 Sintef Pneumosnake

Figure 3-29 Sintef PiKo

Figure 3-30 Sintef PiKo Robot For Vertical Movement

Figure 3-31 Department of Engineering Cybernetics at NTNU Pneumosnake – Snake Robot With Pneumatic Bellows

Table 3-32 Department of Engineering Cybernetics at NTNU Technical data

Table 3-33 NTNU / SINTEF Next Generation Robotics for Norwegian Industry

Figure 3-34 HiBot  

Figure 3-35 HiBot Expliner

Figure 3-36 HiBot ACM-R4H

Figure 3-37 HiBot ACM-R5

Figure 3-38 Hibot ACM-R5 Amphibious Robosnake

Figure 3-39 Hibot ACM-R5 Amphibious Robosnake

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

Table 5-1 Medrobotics 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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