This website uses cookies primarily for visitor analytics. Certain pages will ask you to fill in contact details to receive additional information. On these pages you have the option of having the site log your details for future visits. Indicating you want the site to remember your details will place a cookie on your device. To view our full cookie policy, please click here. You can also view it at any time by going to our Contact Us page.

Mobile robots set to transform material handling and logistics

18 September 2017

A recent IDTechEx Research report ‘Mobile Robots & Drones in Material Handling & Logistics 2017-2037’ looks at all aspects of mobile robotics in material handling and logistics applications – looking in particular at automated guided vehicles and carts (AGVs and AGCs); autonomous mobile vehicles and carts/units; mobile picking robots; last mile delivery ground robots (droids) and drones; and autonomous trucks and light delivery vans (level 4 and level 5 automation).

The report predicts that mobile robotics in material handling and logistics will become a $75bn market by 2027, and that the market will then more than double by 2038. It also Predicts great change for the sector, with new technologies rise and transforming the industry, resulting in other technologies becoming obsolete. 

The report found that that the navigation technology on AGVs is evolving rapidly with multiple options now being available ranging from low-cost wire or magnetic tape guidance through to laser guidance. However, all still follow rigid guide points, so still require some degree of infrastructure modification and extended onsite installation. With the latest generation of infrastructure-independent navigation technologies offering more flexibility this sector of the market is expected to see new entrants and autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) are expected to see a rise, not just largely replacing AGVs but in time diffusing beyond the structured confines of warehouses and factories. 

www.idtechex.com/


Most Viewed Articles...

Print this page | E-mail this page