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2024 Robotics Industry Report

Posted on May 9, 2024 By

The global robotics market was valued at $46 billion in 2023 and is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15.1% to reach $169.8 billion between 2024 and 2032. 

The robotics sector is highly competitive, with several significant players focused on innovation, strategic partnerships, and global expansion. The market is seeing opportunities for growth through economies of scale and the development of user-friendly and adaptable robotic systems. 


Industry Segmentation

The sector is segmented by product type into industrial, articulated, Cartesian, SCARA, and cylindrical. 

By service type, segments include personal and, domestic, and professional. Service accounts for most of the market share, with robots designed to assist humans and perform tasks in non-industrial settings. Service robots are recognized for their versatility and ability to interact safely with people and the environment. They help with patient healthcare, surgeries, rehab, inventory management, warehouse automation, and delivery services. The service segment is rapidly expanding due to tech advancements making service robots more affordable and capable. 

By application, the industry segments include:

  • Household
  • Entertainment
  • Defense
  • Field Applications
  • Logistics
  • Healthcare
  • Infrastructure
  • Mobile Platforms
  • Cleaning
  • Other

The industrial robotics segment includes robots designed for certain tasks, such as assembly, welding, painting, and material handling. These robots offer precision, speed, and the ability to perform repetitive tasks efficiently. They are commonly used in the automotive, electronics, food and beverage (F&B), and heavy machinery industries.

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Market Trends

The market is seeing high demand for robotics in the automotive, manufacturing, healthcare, agriculture, and domestic sectors. Growth in the market can be attributed to specific market trends, including:

  • Robot development with enhanced AI
  • Better human-robot interaction
  • Autonomous functionalities
  • Customization of robotic solutions to meet specific needs

Rapid Tech Advancements 

The use of new technologies is considerably driving market growth. These areas include artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), which enable robots to learn from their environment, adapt to new tasks, and improve their performance over time. 

Recent advancements in sensor technology have improved the perception abilities of robots, enabling them to better interact with their surroundings and execute complex tasks with greater accuracy. 

Additionally, emerging trends in the miniaturization of electronic components are leading to the creation of smaller, more efficient, and more cost-effective robotic systems. These tech advancements improve the functionality of robots and make them more accessible to more industries.

More Demand for Automation

More industries demand automation to boost efficiency, cut costs, and improve product and service quality. Robots are widely used in manufacturing for assembly, welding, and painting tasks, allowing for higher precision and productivity. Robots are also used in the healthcare sector for surgeries and rehabilitation, helping to improve outcomes and efficiency. The logistics industry also relies on robotics for warehousing, sorting, and transportation tasks to streamline operations and improve efficiency.

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Labor Shortages and Rising Labor Costs

Robots offer a solution to labor issues by automating repetitive and labor-intensive tasks. They can also help companies maintain productivity even in the wake of labor shortages. Robots can also operate tirelessly, leading to improved efficiency and output. Their presence means businesses can reduce their reliance on human labor, mitigating the impact of rising labor costs. For these reasons, robots are widely used in manufacturing, logistics, and agriculture.

Government Support

Governments worldwide are seeing robotics' potential to improve productivity, competitiveness, and innovation. As a result, they are supporting the development and adoption of robotics through research grants, tax incentives, and co-financing options for companies investing in robotics. Governments are also funding institutions and universities to advance robotic technology research, working with industry partners to create new applications, and offering financial support to startups in the sector. Such initiatives are crucial to supporting innovation and lowering the economic risks of investing in new technologies.

Expansion in Applications

Robots have been used in automotive and electronics manufacturing for quite some time. However, recent advancements are opening up a world of new applications in other sectors. This includes agriculture, which includes planting, weeding, and harvesting. Robots are also being used in the medical field for surgeries, diagnostics, and patient rehab. There is also plenty of opportunity for customer service and operational tasks in the retail and hospitality sectors.

By Region

The Asia-Pacific region holds the largest segment of the robotics market due to the wide adoption of robots in manufacturing—particularly for automotive and electronics. The expansive use of industrial robots in countries such as China to maintain production efficiency and quality is growing the market. Additionally, increasing labor costs and the need for automation to retain manufacturing competitiveness contribute to market growth.


In North America, the market is characterized by increasing technological adoption rates, significant investments in research and development, and a strong presence of leading robotics companies. The United States is forecasted to generate the highest revenue in the robotics market in 2024, with an expected value of $784.6 billion. Market growth in the region is also being driven by the widespread use of robotics in manufacturing, especially in the automotive and electronics sectors, as well as the increasing adoption in service industries, such as healthcare and logistics.



The key players in the robotics industry are engaging in a range of strategic initiatives to shore up their market positions and respond to the ever-changing demands of the sector. There is heavy investment in R&D, seeking new ways to innovate and improve their robotic technologies. Also, many industry players are expanding their global footprint via strategic partnerships, mergers, and acquisitions to speed up the development and distribution of their robotic offerings and solutions. In addition, major robotics companies are focused on customized offerings that cater to specific industry needs, which involves close collaboration with clients to develop these tailored solutions.

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