World Robots

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Robots can perform certain tasks faster and more accurately than humans can, which increases productivity and helps reduce overall costs in developing and developed countries.

World demand to rise 10.5% annually through 2016

Global demand for robots is forecast to increase nearly 11 percent per year through 2016 to $20.2 billion, outpacing both the world’s economy and overall manufacturing activity. Robots can perform certain tasks faster and more accurately than humans can, which increases productivity and helps reduce overall costs. In developed countries, which tend to have higher labor costs, robots are often used to replace human workers. In developing countries, which usually have an abundance of low cost labor, robot use is more concentrated in tasks that are difficult or dangerous for human workers. However, as wages rise in developing countries, the use of robots to replace human workers will increase, especially as advantages in end product quality and worker safety become more apparent.

Service robots to outpace industrial types

The industrial sector has been a significant user of robots for a few decades now, while the service sector has only become significant robot users since the middle of the first decade of the 2000s. Through 2016 and beyond, service robots will lead growth as lower costs and the increasing sophistication of robot technology and software make these products more appealing to a broader range of consumers. The robust outlook for service robot demand is leading an increasing number of companies to enter the market, especially in the medical and consumer product sectors, and this should increase competition and further lower costs. Professional applications will continue to dominate the service robot market, with medical robots leading gains, particularly in developed countries.

US to remain top market

Five countries -- the US, Japan, Germany, China, and South Korea -- combined to account for 68 percent of the $12.3 billion global robot market in 2011 and will continue to dominate the overall market through the next decade. The US will remain the largest national market. China will become the second largest market by 2016. Global robot production is dominated by Japan, the US, Germany, and South Korea, which combined accounted for 70 percent of the total in 2011. Because production is so concentrated, trade is quite important in the robot industry. Sophisticated high-value industrial and medical robots tend to be produced in highly developed countries with established high tech manufacturing industries, such as Japan, the US, and Germany. Smaller, less expensive service robots, especially those geared to the consumer market, are generally produced in countries with developed consumer electronics manufacturing capacity, primarily in Asia.

Study Scope

This study analyzes the $12.3 billion world robot industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 2001, 2006 and 2011, and forecasts for 2016 and 2021 by type (industrial, service), market (e.g., motor vehicles, chemicals, electrical/electronic products, professional services, personal services), world region and for 14 countries.

The study also considers market environment variables, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 44 industry players, including ABB, FANUC, and Yaskawa Electric.

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  1. World Robots

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  2. INTRODUCTION - WORLD ROBOTS TO 2016

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  3. Methodology & Sources of Information

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  4. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY - WORLD ROBOTS TO 2016

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  5. Overview

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  6. WORLD ROBOT DEMAND (million dollars) 2006 - 2021

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  7. MARKET ENVIRONMENT - WORLD ROBOTS TO 2016

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  8. General

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  9. World Economic Environment (1 of 4)

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  10. World Economic Environment (2 of 4)

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  11. World Economic Environment (3 of 4)

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  12. World Economic Environment (4 of 4)

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  13. WORLD GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION (billion 2010 dollars) 2001 - 2021

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  14. World Demographic Overview

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  15. WORLD POPULATION BY REGION (million persons) 2001 - 2021

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  16. World Industrial Outlook - Output Trends (1 of 2)

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  17. World Industrial Outlook - Output Trends (2 of 2)

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  18. WORLD MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION (billion 2010 dollars) 2001 - 2021

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  19. World Industrial Outlook - Gross Fixed Investment

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  20. WORLD GROSS FIXED INVESTMENT BY REGION (billion 2010 dollars) 2001 - 2021

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  21. World Motor Vehicle Production (1 of 2)

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  22. World Motor Vehicle Production (2 of 2)

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  23. WORLD MOTOR VEHICLE PRODUCTION BY REGION (000 units) 2001 - 2021

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  24. OVERVIEW - WORLD ROBOTS TO 2016

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  25. General

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  26. Robot Classifications

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  27. Industrial Robots (1 of 4)

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  28. Industrial Robots (2 of 4)

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  29. Industrial Robots (3 of 4)

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  30. Industrial Robots (4 of 4)

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  31. Service Robots

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  32. World Robots - Demand by Region

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  33. WORLD ROBOT DEMAND BY REGION & TYPE (million dollars) 2001 - 2021

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  34. World Robots - Demand by Type

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  35. Industrial Robots - Demand by Function

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  36. WORLD INDUSTRIAL ROBOT DEMAND BY FUNCTION, 2011 (percent)

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  37. Industrial Robots - Demand by Market

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  38. INDUSTRIAL ROBOT DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars) 2001 - 2021

    $60.00

  39. Motor Vehicles - Industrial Robot Demand

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  40. MOTOR VEHICLE MARKET FOR ROBOTS BY REGION (million dollars) 2001 - 2021

    $60.00

  41. Chemicals - Industrial Robot Demand

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  42. CHEMICAL MARKET FOR ROBOTS BY REGION (million dollars) 2001 - 2021

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  43. Electrical/Electronic Products - Industrial Robot Demand (1 of 2)

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  44. Electrical/Electronic Products - Industrial Robot Demand (2 of 2)

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  45. ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONIC MARKET FOR ROBOTS BY REGION (million dollars) 2001 - 2021

    $60.00

  46. Other Markets - Industrial Robot Demand (1 of 2)

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  47. Other Markets - Industrial Robot Demand (2 of 2)

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  48. OTHER INDUSTRIAL MARKETS FOR ROBOTS BY REGION (million dollars) 2001 - 2021

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  49. Industrial Robots - Demand by Region

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  50. WORLD INDUSTRIAL ROBOT DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars) 2001 - 2021

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  51. Service Robots - Overview (1 of 2)

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  52. Service Robots - Overview (2 of 2)

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  53. WORLD SERVICE ROBOT DEMAND BY REGION & TYPE (million dollars) 2001 - 2021

    $60.00

  54. PROFESSIONAL SERVICE ROBOT MARKET BY REGION (million dollars) 2001 - 2021

    $60.00

  55. PROFESSIONAL SERVICE ROBOT MARKET BY TYPE (million dollars) 2001 - 2021

    $60.00

  56. Professional Service Robots - Medical Demand (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  57. Professional Service Robots - Medical Demand (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  58. Professional Service Robots - Medical Demand (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  59. Professional Service Robots - Milking Demand

    $35.00

  60. Other Professional Service Robots

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  61. PERSONAL SERVICE ROBOT MARKET BY REGION (million dollars) 2001 - 2021

    $60.00

  62. PERSONAL SERVICE ROBOT MARKET BY TYPE (million dollars) 2001 - 2021

    $60.00

  63. Personal Service Robots - Floor Cleaning

    $35.00

  64. Personal Service Robots - Entertainment (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  65. Personal Service Robots - Entertainment (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  66. Personal Service Robots - Lawn Mowing

    $35.00

  67. Other Personal Service Robots

    $35.00

  68. World Robots - Production

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  69. WORLD ROBOT PRODUCTION BY REGION (million dollars) 2001 - 2021

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  70. World Robots - International Trade

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  71. INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN ROBOTS (million dollars) 2001 - 2021

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  72. World Robots - Pricing (1 of 2)

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  73. World Robots - Pricing (2 of 2)

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  74. NORTH AMERICA - WORLD ROBOTS TO 2016

    $830.00

  75. North America: Macroeconomic Environment

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  76. NORTH AMERICA: ROBOT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars) 2001 - 2021

    $60.00

  77. NORTH AMERICA: ROBOT DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (million dollars) 2001 - 2021

    $60.00

  78. United States: Macroeconomic Environment

    $35.00

  79. United States: Robot Supply & Demand

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  80. UNITED STATES: ROBOT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars) 2001 - 2021

    $60.00

  81. United States: Robot  Demand by Type & Market (1 of 2)

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  82. United States: Robot  Demand by Type & Market (2 of 2)

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  83. UNITED STATES: ROBOT DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (million dollars) 2001 - 2021

    $60.00

  84. Canada: Macroeconomic Environment

    $35.00

  85. Canada: Robot Supply & Demand

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  86. CANADA: ROBOT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million US dollars) 2001 - 2021

    $60.00

  87. CANADA: ROBOT DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (million US dollars) 2001 - 2021

    $60.00

  88. Mexico: Macroeconomic Environment

    $35.00

  89. Mexico: Robot Supply & Demand

    $35.00

  90. MEXICO: ROBOT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars) 2001 - 2021

    $60.00

  91. Mexico: Robot  Demand by Type & Market

    $35.00

  92. MEXICO: ROBOT DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (million dollars) 2001 - 2021

    $60.00

  93. WESTERN EUROPE - WORLD ROBOTS TO 2016

    $1,540.00

  94. Western Europe: Macroeconomic Environment

    $35.00

  95. Western Europe: Robot Supply & Demand

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  96. WESTERN EUROPE: ROBOT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars) 2001 - 2021

    $60.00

  97. Western Europe: Robot  Demand by Type & Market (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  98. Western Europe: Robot  Demand by Type & Market (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  99. WESTERN EUROPE: ROBOT DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (million dollars) 2001 - 2021

    $60.00

  100. Germany: Macroeconomic Environment

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  101. Germany: Robot Supply & Demand

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  102. GERMANY: ROBOT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars) 2001 - 2021

    $60.00

  103. Germany: Robot  Demand by Type & Market (1 of 2)

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  104. Germany: Robot Demand by Type & Market (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  105. GERMANY: ROBOT DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (million dollars) 2001 - 2021

    $60.00

  106. Italy: Macroeconomic Environment

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  107. Italy: Robot Supply & Demand

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  108. ITALY: ROBOT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars) 2001 - 2021

    $60.00

  109. Italy: Robot Demand by Type & Market

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  110. ITALY: ROBOT DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (million dollars) 2001 - 2021

    $60.00

  111. France: Macroeconomic Environment

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  112. FRANCE: ROBOT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars) 2001 - 2021

    $60.00

  113. France: Robot Demand by Type & Market

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  114. FRANCE: ROBOT DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (million dollars) 2001 - 2021

    $60.00

  115. United Kingdom: Macroeconomic Environment

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  116. United Kingdom: Robot Supply & Demand

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  117. UNITED KINGDOM: ROBOT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars) 2001 - 2021

    $60.00

  118. United Kingdom: Robot Demand by Type & Market

    $35.00

  119. UNITED KINGDOM: ROBOT DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (million dollars) 2001 - 2021

    $60.00

  120. Spain: Macroeconomic Environment

    $35.00

  121. SPAIN: ROBOT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars) 2001 - 2021

    $60.00

  122. Spain: Robot Demand by Type & Market

    $35.00

  123. SPAIN: ROBOT DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (million dollars) 2001 - 2021

    $60.00

  124. Other Western Europe: Macroeconomic Environment

    $35.00

  125. Other Western Europe: Robot Supply & Demand

    $35.00

  126. OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: ROBOT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars) 2001 - 2021

    $60.00

  127. OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: ROBOT DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (million dollars) 2001 - 2021

    $60.00

  128. ASIA/PACIFIC - WORLD ROBOTS TO 2016

    $1,870.00

  129. Asia/Pacific: Macroeconomic Environment

    $35.00

  130. Asia/Pacific: Robot Supply & Demand

    $35.00

  131. ASIA/PACIFIC: ROBOT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars) 2001 - 2021

    $60.00

  132. Asia/Pacific: Robot  Demand by Type & Market

    $35.00

  133. ASIA/PACIFIC: ROBOT DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (million dollars) 2001 - 2021

    $60.00

  134. Japan: Macroeconomic Environment

    $35.00

  135. Japan: Robot Supply & Demand

    $35.00

  136. JAPAN: ROBOT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars) 2001 - 2021

    $60.00

  137. Japan: Robot  Demand by Type & Market (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  138. Japan: Robot Demand by Type & Market (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  139. JAPAN: ROBOT DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (million dollars) 2001 - 2021

    $60.00

  140. China: Macroeconomic Environment

    $35.00

  141. China: Robot Supply & Demand

    $35.00

  142. CHINA: ROBOT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars) 2001 - 2021

    $60.00

  143. China: Robot Demand by Type & Market (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  144. China: Robot Demand by Type & Market (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  145. CHINA: ROBOT DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (million dollars) 2001 - 2021

    $60.00

  146. South Korea: Macroeconomic Environment

    $35.00

  147. South Korea: Robot Supply & Demand

    $35.00

  148. SOUTH KOREA: ROBOT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars) 2001 - 2021

    $60.00

  149. South Korea: Robot Demand by Type & Market (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  150. South Korea: Robot Demand by Type & Market (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  151. SOUTH KOREA: ROBOT DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (million dollars) 2001 - 2021

    $60.00

  152. Taiwan: Macroeconomic Environment

    $35.00

  153. Taiwan: Robot Supply & Demand

    $35.00

  154. TAIWAN: ROBOT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million US dollars) 2001 - 2021

    $60.00

  155. Taiwan: Robot Demand by Type & Market

    $35.00

  156. TAIWAN: ROBOT DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (million US dollars) 2001 - 2021

    $60.00

  157. Thailand: Macroeconomic Environment

    $35.00

  158. Thailand: Robot Supply & Demand

    $35.00

  159. THAILAND: ROBOT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars) 2001 - 2021

    $60.00

  160. Thailand: Robot Demand by Type & Market

    $35.00

  161. THAILAND: ROBOT DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (million dollars) 2001 - 2021

    $60.00

  162. India: Macroeconomic Environment

    $35.00

  163. India: Robot Supply & Demand

    $35.00

  164. INDIA: ROBOT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars) 2001 - 2021

    $60.00

  165. India: Robot Demand by Type & Market

    $35.00

  166. INDIA: ROBOT DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (million dollars) 2001 - 2021

    $60.00

  167. Other Asia/Pacific: Macroeconomic Environment

    $35.00

  168. OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: ROBOT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars) 2001 - 2021

    $60.00

  169. Other Asia/Pacific: Robot  Demand by Type & Market

    $35.00

  170. OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: ROBOT DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (million dollars) 2001 - 2021

    $60.00

  171. OTHER REGIONS - WORLD ROBOTS TO 2016

    $640.00

  172. Central & South America: Macroeconomic Environment

    $35.00

  173. CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: ROBOT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars) 2001 - 2021

    $60.00

  174. Central & South America: Robot  Demand by Type & Market

    $35.00

  175. CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: ROBOT DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (million dollars) 2001 - 2021

    $60.00

  176. Eastern Europe: Macroeconomic Environment

    $35.00

  177. Eastern Europe: Robot Supply & Demand

    $35.00

  178. EASTERN EUROPE: ROBOT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars) 2001 - 2021

    $60.00

  179. Eastern Europe: Robot Demand by Type & Market

    $35.00

  180. EASTERN EUROPE: ROBOT DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (million dollars) 2001 - 2021

    $60.00

  181. Africa/Mideast: Macroeconomic Environment

    $35.00

  182. Africa/Mideast: Robot Supply & Demand

    $35.00

  183. AFRICA/MIDEAST: ROBOT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars) 2001 - 2021

    $60.00

  184. Africa/Mideast: Robot Demand by Type & Market

    $35.00

  185. AFRICA/MIDEAST: ROBOT DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (million dollars) 2001 - 2021

    $60.00

  186. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE - WORLD ROBOTS TO 2016

    $930.00

  187. General (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  188. General (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  189. WORLD ROBOT SALES BY COMPANY, 2011 (million dollars)

    $60.00

  190. Industrial Robot Market Share (1 of 8)

    $35.00

  191. Industrial Robot Market Share (2 of 8)

    $35.00

  192. Industrial Robot Market Share (3 of 8)

    $35.00

  193. Industrial Robot Market Share (4 of 8)

    $35.00

  194. Industrial Robot Market Share (5 of 8)

    $35.00

  195. Industrial Robot Market Share (6 of 8)

    $35.00

  196. Industrial Robot Market Share (7 of 8)

    $35.00

  197. Industrial Robot Market Share (8 of 8)

    $35.00

  198. WORLD INDUSTRIAL ROBOT MARKET SHARE BY TOP COMPANIES, 2011 (percent)

    $60.00

  199. Service Robot Market Share (1 of 5)

    $35.00

  200. Service Robot Market Share (2 of 5)

    $35.00

  201. Service Robot Market Share (3 of 5)

    $35.00

  202. Service Robot Market Share (4 of 5)

    $35.00

  203. Service Robot Market Share (5 of 5)

    $35.00

  204. WORLD SERVICE ROBOT MARKET SHARE BY TOP COMPANIES, 2011 (percent)

    $60.00

  205. Manufacturing & Development

    $35.00

  206. Cooperative Agreements

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  207. SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

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  208. Mergers, Acquisitions, & Industry Structuring

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  209. SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

    $60.00

  210. COMPANY PROFILES - WORLD ROBOTS TO 2016

    $1,680.00

  211. Company Profiles Methodology

    $35.00

  212. ABB Limited

    $35.00

  213. Adept Technology (InMoTx) (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  214. Adept Technology (InMoTx) (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  215. Aethon Incorporated

    $35.00

  216. Amazon.com Incorporated (Kiva)

    $35.00

  217. BA Systemes

    $35.00

  218. Deere & Company

    $35.00

  219. DENSO Corporation

    $35.00

  220. Dürr AG

    $35.00

  221. FANUC Corporation

    $35.00

  222. Fiat SpA (Comau)

    $35.00

  223. Friendly Robotics

    $35.00

  224. Fullwood Limited

    $35.00

  225. Hanool Robotics

    $35.00

  226. Hitachi Limited

    $35.00

  227. Hon Hai Precision Industry Company (Foxconn)

    $35.00

  228. Honda Motor Company

    $35.00

  229. Hyundai Heavy Industries Company

    $35.00

  230. InTouch Technologies

    $35.00

  231. Intuitive Surgical

    $35.00

  232. iRobot Corporation

    $35.00

  233. Kawasaki Heavy Industries

    $35.00

  234. Komatsu Limited

    $35.00

  235. KUKA AG

    $35.00

  236. Lely Holding

    $35.00

  237. LG Electronics

    $35.00

  238. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

    $35.00

  239. Nachi-Fujikoshi Corporation

    $35.00

  240. Panasonic Corporation

    $35.00

  241. Reis Group Holding GmbH & Company

    $35.00

  242. RoboGroup TEK (Intelitek) (Yaskawa Eshed)

    $35.00

  243. Samsung Electronics Company

    $35.00

  244. SANYO Homes

    $35.00

  245. SCHUNK GmbH & Company

    $35.00

  246. SEGA SAMMY Holdings

    $35.00

  247. Seiko Epson

    $35.00

  248. Sepro Robotique

    $35.00

  249. Stäubli International

    $35.00

  250. Technip SA (Cybernetix)

    $35.00

  251. Tetra Laval International (DeLaval)

    $35.00

  252. Thales SA

    $35.00

  253. Toyota Motor

    $35.00

  254. Yamaha Motor Company

    $35.00

  255. Yaskawa Electric

    $35.00

  256. Zucchetti Group

    $35.00

  257. Additional Companies in the World Robot Industry (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  258. Additional Companies in the World Robot Industry (2 of 2)

    $35.00

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