Snake Robots Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2015 to 2021

$4000 - Single Copy or $8000 - Web Posting | Report # SH26489172 | 465 Pages | 206 Tables and Figures | 2015
  • 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
  • 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

LEXINGTON, Massachusetts (October 11, 2015) – WinterGreen Research announces that it has published a new study Snake Robots: Market Shares, Strategy, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2015 to 2021.  The 2015 study has 465 pages, 206 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 in a variety of industries.  Target markets are for confined spaces.

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 where radiation is dangerous for human, aircraft inside the wings and other small spaces that need to remain intact, the human body which likewise cannot be dismantled easily, industrial processing plants that have containers, underwater environments, ship-building,  and 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 has come to robotics, used in surgery, industry, ships, airplanes, first responder help, and communications.  Automated process 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 long smooth 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 reduces the number of ports needed to gain access and repair the heart.”

According to Susan Eustis as she continued:  “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.”

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 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.

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Companies Profiled
Market Leaders
  • OC Robotics
  • HiBot
  • Medrobotics
  • Hirose Fukushima Lab ACM
  • Sarco
Market Participants
  • Applied Robotics Technologies, LLC
  • Fanuc
  • Kawasaki Robotics
  • Kuka
  • Mitsubishi
  • Sintef
  • Tesla
  • Tokyo Institute of Technology Research Laboratories
  • Unifire
  • University of Michigan Mobile Robotics Lab Omnitread
  • Yaskawa
  • Selected List of Robots, University and Research Snake Robots

Report Methodology

This is the 648th 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 databases. 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 Author

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.

$4000 - Single Copy or $8000 - Web Posting | Report # SH26489172 | 465 Pages | 206 Tables and Figures | 2015