Sensors are crucial for the value proposition behind many intelligent robotic systems. With the increasing demand for robots to handle complicated tasks, the growing adoption of robots, and the decreasing costs of sensors, the market for sensors in robotics is rapidly growing. It is expected to exceed US$80 billion by 2043. This fast growth and the substantial market size are partially driven by the growth of robots in the next two decades as a whole, but also expects sensors to capture an increasing proportion of the total value in robotic systems.
A particularly prominent trend is the adoption of increasingly safety-related functions within robotic systems. Accurate control, safe working, and intelligent navigation are three key value propositions for robots, and the expansion of these propositions relies closely on the development of the sensors at their core. A suite of sensors ranging from torque and force sensors for force control to tactile sensors and LiDAR for navigation and collision detection are utilized in modern robots. Whilst the progress is incremental rather than sudden, tracking the technical innovation, commercial progress, and regulatory drivers is critical for all players with and around this supply chain.
- Sensors in the robotics industry and their market drivers
- An explanation of the market forecast relating to sensor adoption in the robotics industry
- Roadmap to sensor adoption and transition of sensor technologies in robots
- Technical comparison and benchmarking of different sensory technologies
- Sensors in different robotic applications and tasks - navigation and localization, collision and proximity detection, and force control
- Key sensors in robotics - LiDAR, ultrasonic sensors, cameras, tactile sensors, and force/torque sensors.