Agricultural Robots: Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2014 to 2020

$3900 - Single Copy or $7800 - Web Posting | Report # SH25851953 | 430 Pages | 236 Tables and Figures | 2014

Agricultural Robots: Users Harness Robots to Plow, Plant, Spray, Prune, Milk, Pick, Shear, and Harvest

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Agricultural Robots
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Robots in forestry
New standards for agricultural robotics
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Cooperative robots in agriculture
Methods for agricultural robots management
Autonomous Plowing
Automatic Harvesting
Adaptive Robots
Reinforcement Learning
Evolution Robotics
Multiple Agents
Robotic Agriculture
Artichoke harvesting
Agricultural robotics
Artificial vision
Outdoor autonomous robot
Energy Harvesting
Wireless Nodes
Microcontroller
Robotic Harvesters
Economies of Scale
Powering Robotic Tractors

Agricultural Robots: Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2014 to 2020

 

WinterGreen Research announces that it has published a new study Agricultural Robots Market Shares, Strategy, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2014 to 2020. The 2014 study has 430 pages, 236 tables and figures. Worldwide markets are poised to achieve significant growth as the agricultural robots are used in every aspect of farming, milking, food production, and animal control to implement automated process for the industry.

Weed control is able to achieve crop-yield increases. Robot technology is deploying machines for weed control, promising to improve crop yields. Robots make the crops safer by eliminating or virtually eliminating herbicides. Downstream processing system solutions and robots achieve automation of process. Robots meet stringent hygiene and safety regulations, work tirelessly 24 hours a day, and relieve human workers of physically arduous tasks. Robots contribute to the freshness, variety and quality of food. Projects are ongoing.

High value crops are a target of agricultural robotic development. What could be tastier than a strawberry, perfectly formed, and perfectly ripened? New agricultural robots are able to improve the delivery of consistent quality food, and to implement efficiency in managing food production.

Strawberries are a high profit crop. A new generation of machines has just been born. Strawberry Harvesters with the world's most advanced technology to give maximum performance to a farm. Harvesting robots can optimize the productivity of the farming business. Growers can get the best results in a berry farm using automated process. Automated picking collection systems improve labor productivity, give speed and agility to harvest operations.

The robotic platforms are capable of site-specific spraying. This is targeted spraying only on foliage and selected targets. It can be used for selective harvesting of fruit. The robots detect the fruit, sense its ripeness, then move to grasp and softly detach only ripe fruit.

Agricultural robots address automation of process for agribusiness. The challenge being addressed is to guide farmers towards a new economic model. The aim is to meet demands of a global market. Harvesting is one benefit. Crop-yield increases come from weed control. Robot technology is deploying its machines for weed control, promising to improve crop yields. Robots make the crops safer by eliminating or virtually eliminating herbicides.

Machinery manufacturers and downstream processing industries look for system solutions and robots to achieve automation of process. Robots meet stringent hygiene and safety regulations, work tirelessly 24 hours a day, and relieve human workers of physically arduous tasks. Robots contribute to the freshness, variety and quality of food.

According to Susan Eustis, principal author of the market research study, "Agricultural robotic projects are ongoing. The key to industrial farm robots is keeping costs down. Adapting existing commercial vehicles instead of building new ones is the best way to build viable agricultural robots."

Agricultural robot market size at $817 million in 2013 are anticipated to reach $16.3 billion by 2020, a hefty growth for a nascent market. Agricultural robots are but part of an overall trend toward more automated process for every type of human endeavor. Robots are being used more widely than expected in a variety of sectors, and the trend is likely to continue with robotics becoming as ubiquitous as computer technology over the next 15 years.

Companies Profiled

Market Leaders
Lely
Yaskawa / Motoman
Yamaha
Kuka
Market Participants
ABB Robotics
Agile Planet
AgRA: RAS Agricultural Robotics and Automation
Agrobot
Australian Centre for Field Robotics
Blue River Technology
Blue River / Khosla Ventures
CNH Industrial / Fiat / Case IH
cRops 312
Fanuc
Georgia Tech Agricultural Robots
Google / Boston Dynamics
Google / Motorola
Harvard Robobee
Harvest Automation
IBM
iRobot
Jaybridge Robotics
KumoTek
Kyoto University
Millennial Net
NARO, a Japanese Incorporated Administrative Agency
National Agriculture and Food Research Organization
Japanese National Agriculture and Food Research Organization
Ossian Agro Automation / Nano Ganesh
Precise Path Robotics
Robotic Harvesting
Sicily Tractor Harvesting
Shibuya Seiki
Shibuya Kogyo
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
University of California, Davis
Wall-Ye V.I.N. Robot
Yamaha
Yaskawa / Motoman
Agricultural Robotic Research Labs


Report Methodology

This is the 585th report in a series of market research reports that provide forecasts in communications, telecommunications, the internet, computer, software, and telephone equipment. The project leaders take direct responsibility for writing and preparing each report. They have significant experience preparing industry studies. Forecasts are based on primary research and proprietary data bases. Forecasts reflect analysis of the market trends in the segment and related segments. Unit and dollar shipments are analyzed through consideration of dollar volume of each market participation in the segment. Market share analysis includes conversations with key customers of products, industry segment leaders, marketing directors, distributors, leading market participants, and companies seeking to develop measurable market share. Over 200 in-depth interviews are conducted for each report with a broad range of key participants and opinion leaders in the market segment.

About the Company

WinterGreen Research, founded in 1985, provides strategic market assessments in telecommunications, communications equipment, health care, and advanced computer technology. Industry reports focus on opportunities that will expand existing markets or develop major new markets. The reports assess new product and service positioning strategies, new and evolving technologies, and technological impact on products, services, and markets. Market shares are provided. Leading market participants are profiled, and their marketing strategies, acquisitions, and strategic alliances are discussed. The principals of WinterGreen Research have been involved in analysis and forecasting of international business opportunities in telecommunications and advanced computer technology markets for over 30 years.

About the Principal Authors

Ellen T. Curtiss, Technical Director, co-founder of WinterGreen Research, conducts strategic and market assessments in technology-based industries. Previously she was a member of the staff of Arthur D. Little, Inc., for 23 years, most recently as Vice President of Arthur D. Little Decision Resources, specializing in strategic planning and market development services. She is a graduate of Boston University and the Program for Management Development at Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. She is the author of recent studies on worldwide telecommunications markets and the Top Ten Telecommunications market analysis and forecasts.

Susan Eustis, President, co-founder of WinterGreen Research, has done research in communications and computer markets and applications. She holds several patents in microcomputing and parallel processing. She is the author of recent studies of the Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) marketing strategies, Internet software, a study of Push to Talk Equipment, Worldwide Telecommunications Equipment, Top Ten Telecommunications, Digital Loop Carrier, Web Hosting, Business Process Management, Servers, Blades, the Mainframe as a Green Machine, and Application Server markets. Ms. Eustis is a graduate of Barnard College.

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