Experts of the analytical company ABI Research tried to look into the near future of the mobile robot market.
Analysts believe that in 2022, “when the world begins to emerge from the shadow of COVID-19,” manufacturers will increasingly offer solutions based on the operating system for robots (Robot Operating System or ROS), and the industry will see a shift towards developers using generic processors and other hardware. This should help solve the system integration problem. In addition, optimization and unification of hardware and software will lead to a set of benchmarks and standards in an area that is currently highly fragmented. The result will be a shorter time-to-market for new models.
It is expected to ship 45,000 in 2022 cobots and 452,000 mobile robots. These figures correspond to growth compared to 2021 by 65% and 51%, respectively.