Table of Content


1 INTRODUCTION 12
1.1 OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY 12
1.2 MARKET DEFINITION 12
1.3 STUDY SCOPE 12
1.3.1 MARKET COVERED 12
1.3.2 GEOGRAPHIC SCOPE 13
1.3.3 YEARS CONSIDERED FOR THE STUDY 14
1.4 CURRENCY 14
1.5 STAKEHOLDERS 14

2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 15
2.1 RESEARCH DATA 15
2.1.1 SECONDARY DATA 16
2.1.1.1 Key data from secondary sources 16
2.1.2 PRIMARY DATA 16
2.1.2.1 Key data from primary sources 17
2.1.2.2 Key industry insights 17
2.2 MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION 18
2.2.1 BOTTOM-UP APPROACH 19
2.2.2 TOP-DOWN APPROACH 20
2.3 MARKET BREAKDOWN AND DATA TRIANGULATION 21
2.4 RESEARCH ASSUMPTIONS AND LIMITATIONS 22
2.4.1 ASSUMPTIONS 22
2.4.2 LIMITATIONS 23

3 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 24

4 PREMIUM INSIGHTS 28
4.1 OPPORTUNITIES IN THE GLOBAL PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET 28
4.2 GLOBAL PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET, BY APPLICATION 28
4.3 GLOBAL PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY AND BY TYPE 29
4.4 GLOBAL PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY 30
4.5 GLOBAL PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET, BY TYPE (2014, 2015, AND 2020) 30
4.6 GLOBAL PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET, BY COMPONENT 31

5 MARKET OVERVIEW 32
5.1 INTRODUCTION 33
5.2 EVOLUTION 33
5.3 MARKET SEGMENTATION 34
5.3.1 BY COMPONENT 34
5.3.2 BY APPLICATION 35
5.3.3 BY GEOGRAPHY 35
5.4 MARKET DYNAMICS 36
5.4.1 DRIVERS 36
5.4.1.1 Increasing adoption of robots in the education and research sector stimulates the growth of educational robots 36
5.4.1.2 Potential open-source platforms would fuel innovation 38
5.4.2 RESTRAINTS 39
5.4.2.1 High initial cost of robotic kits associated with the lack of awareness in developing economies 39
5.4.3 OPPORTUNITIES 40
5.4.3.1 Tremendous research activities in programmable robots 40
5.4.4 CHALLENGES 41
5.4.4.1 Improving the durability and robustness of programmable robots 41

6 INDUSTRY TRENDS 42
6.1 INTRODUCTION 42
6.2 VALUE CHAIN ANALYSIS 42
6.3 PORTER’S FIVE FORCES MODEL 43
6.3.1 DEGREE OF RIVALRY 45
6.3.2 BARGAINING POWER OF SUPPLIERS 46
6.3.3 BARGAINING POWER OF BUYERS 47
6.3.4 THREAT OF NEW ENTRANTS 48
6.3.5 THREAT OF SUBSTITUTES 49
6.4 INDUSTRY LIFE CYCLE 50

7 PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET, BY COMPONENT 51
7.1 INTRODUCTION 51
7.2 SOFTWARE 52
7.3 HARDWARE 52
7.3.1 SENSORS 52
7.3.2 ACTUATORS 52
7.3.3 POWER SOURCES 53
7.3.4 PERSONAL COMPUTER (PC) INTERFACE KITS 53
7.3.5 PROGRAMMABLE PLATFORMS 53
7.3.6 OTHERS 53

8 GLOBAL PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET, BY APPLICATION 55
8.1 INTRODUCTION 55
8.2 EDUCATION & RESEARCH AND HOBBYIST PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS 56

8.3 ENTERTAINMENT 57
8.3.1 SMART TOYS 58
8.3.2 ROBOTIC PETS 58

9 GLOBAL PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY 62
9.1 INTRODUCTION 62
9.2 NORTH AMERICA 65
9.2.1 U.S. 68
9.2.2 CANADA 70
9.2.3 MEXICO 70
9.3 EUROPE 71
9.3.1 U.K. 74
9.3.2 GERMANY 76
9.3.3 FRANCE 76
9.4 ASIA-PACIFIC 77
9.4.1 CHINA 80
9.4.2 JAPAN 82
9.4.3 INDIA 84
9.4.4 SOUTH KOREA 84
9.5 REST OF THE WORLD (ROW) 84
9.5.1 THE MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA 86
9.5.2 SOUTH AMERICA 87

10 COMPTETIVE LANDSCAPE 89
10.1 OVERVIEW 89
10.2 PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET SHARE ANALYSIS 90
10.3 COMPETITIVE SITUATION AND TRENDS 91
10.3.1 NEW PRODUCT LAUNCHES 92
10.3.2 AGREEMENTS, COLLABORATIONS, CONTRACTS, AND PARTNERSHIPS 92
10.3.3 EXPANSIONS 93
10.3.4 MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS 93

11 COMPANY PROFILES 94
(Business Overview, Products & Services, Key Insights, Recent Developments, SWOT Analysis, MnM View)*
11.1 HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (JAPAN) 94
11.2 THE LEGO GROUP (DENMARK) 97
11.3 ALDEBARAN ROBOTICS SAS (FRANCE) 99
11.4 INNOVATION FIRST INTERNATIONAL, INC. (U.S.) 101
11.5 WOWWEE GROUP LIMITED (HONG KONG) 103
11.6 ORBOTIX, INC. (U.S.) 105
11.7 EVOLLVE, INC. (U.S.) 106
11.8 BOSSA NOVA ROBOTICS, INC. (U.S.) 107
11.9 ROBOBUILDER CO., LTD. (SOUTH KOREA) 108
11.10 ROBOTSHOP, INC. (CANADA) 110
11.11 ROMOTIVE, INC. (U.S.) 112
11.12 YUJIN ROBOT CO., LTD. (SOUTH KOREA) 113
*Details on Business Overview, Products & Services, Key Insights, Recent Developments, SWOT Analysis, MnM View might not be captured in case of unlisted companies.

12 APPENDIX 115
12.1 INSIGHTS OF INDUSTRY EXPERTS 115
12.2 DISCUSSION GUIDE 116
12.3 INTRODUCING RT: REAL-TIME MARKET INTELLIGENCE 118
12.4 AVAILABLE CUSTOMIZATIONS 120
12.5 RELATED REPORTS 121



List of Figures




FIGURE 1 MARKETS COVERED 13
FIGURE 2 GLOBAL PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY 13
FIGURE 3 RESEARCH DESIGN 15
FIGURE 4 BREAKDOWN OF PRIMARIES 18
FIGURE 5 MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION METHODOLOGY: BOTTOM-UP APPROACH 19
FIGURE 6 MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION METHODOLOGY: TOP-DOWN APPROACH 20
FIGURE 7 MARKET BREAKDOWN AND DATA TRIANGULATION 21
FIGURE 8 ASSUMPTIONS OF THE RESEARCH STUDY 22
FIGURE 9 LIMITATIONS OF THE RESEARCH STUDY 23
FIGURE 10 GLOBAL PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET SNAPSHOT (2014 VS. 2020): THE EDUCATION & RESEARCH AND HOBBYIST SECTOR TO WITNESS THE HIGHEST GROWTH DURING THE FORECAST PERIOD 25
FIGURE 11 GLOBAL PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET FOR THE EDUCATION & RESEARCH AND HOBBYIST APPLICATION IS EXPECTED TO GROW AT THE HIGHEST RATE DURING THE FORECAST PERIOD 25
FIGURE 12 GLOBAL PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET SNAPSHOT (2014 VS. 2020): EDUCATIONAL KITS TO WITNESS THE HIGHEST GROWTH DURING THE FORECAST PERIOD 26
FIGURE 13 GLOBAL PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2014 27
FIGURE 14 ATTRACTIVE MARKET OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET 28
FIGURE 15 EDUCATION & RESEARCH AND HOBBYIST SEGMENT IS EXPECTED TO WITNESS THE HIGHEST GROWTH RATE DURING THE FORECAST PERIOD 28
FIGURE 16 NORTH AMERICA HELD THE LARGEST SHARE OF THE PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET IN 2014 29
FIGURE 17 NORTH AMERICA AND EUROPE TOGETHER ACCOUNTED FOR ABOUT 82% OF THE GLOBAL POGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET IN 2014 30
FIGURE 18 EDUCATIONAL KITS HELD THE LARGEST SHARE IN THE GLOBAL PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET IN 2014 30
FIGURE 19 SOFTWARE COMPONENT IS EXPECTED TO GROW AT THE HIGHEST RATE DURING THE FORECAST PERIOD 31
FIGURE 20 EVOLUTION OF ROBOTS 33
FIGURE 21 GLOBAL PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET 34
FIGURE 22 GLOBAL PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET, BY COMPONENT 34
FIGURE 23 GLOBAL PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET, BY APPLICATION 35
FIGURE 24 GLOBAL PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY 35
FIGURE 25 DRIVERS, RESTRAINTS, OPPORTUNITIES, AND CHALLENGES FOR THE PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET 36
FIGURE 26 GLOBAL PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET: VALUE CHAIN ANALYSIS 43
FIGURE 27 PORTER’S FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS 44
FIGURE 28 THE PORTER’S FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS OF THE GLOBAL PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET IN 2014 44
FIGURE 29 GLOBAL PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET: DEGREE OF RIVALRY 45
FIGURE 30 GLOBAL PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET: BARGAINING POWER OF SUPPLIERS 46
FIGURE 31 GLOBAL PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET: BARGAINING POWER OF BUYERS 47
FIGURE 32 GLOBAL PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET: THREAT OF NEW ENTRANTS 48
FIGURE 33 GLOBAL PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET: THREAT OF SUBSTITUTES 49
FIGURE 34 GLOBAL PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET: INDUSTRY LIFE CYCLE 50
FIGURE 35 GLOBAL PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET, BY COMPONENT 51
FIGURE 36 GLOBAL PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET, BY HARDWARE COMPONENT 52
FIGURE 37 GLOBAL PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET, BY APPLICATION 55
FIGURE 38 PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET FOR EDUCATION & RESEARCH AND HOBBYIST, BY TARGET GROUP 56
FIGURE 39 GLOBAL ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET, BY TYPE 57
FIGURE 40 GLOBAL PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2015–2020 62
FIGURE 41 EDUCATION & RESEARCH AND HOBBYIST ROBOTS MARKET IN ASIA-PACIFIC AND ROW IS EXPECTED TO GROW EXPONENTIALLY DURING THE FORECAST PERIOD 64
FIGURE 42 NORTH AMERICAN PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET, 2014 65
FIGURE 43 EUROPEAN PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET, 2014 71
FIGURE 44 ASIA-PACIFIC: PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET, 2014 77
FIGURE 45 TOP 5 COMPANIES ADOPTED NEW PRODUCT LAUNCHES AS THE KEY GROWTH STRATEGY OVER THE LAST THREE YEARS 89
FIGURE 46 PPROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET SHARE ANALYSIS, 2014 90
FIGURE 47 MARKET EVOLUTION FRAMEWORK: AGREEMNTS AND ACQUISITIONS HAVE FUELED GROWTH AND INNOVATION IN THE GLOBAL PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET 91
FIGURE 48 BATTLE FOR MARKET SHARE: AGREEMENTS, COLLABORATIONS, CONTRACTS, AND PARTNERSHIP EMERGED AS THE KEY STRATEGY 91
FIGURE 49 HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 94
FIGURE 50 HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.: SWOT ANALYSIS 96
FIGURE 51 THE LEGO GROUP: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 97
FIGURE 52 LEGO GROUP: SWOT ANALYSIS 98
FIGURE 53 ALDEBARAN ROBOTICS SAS: SWOT ANALYSIS 100
FIGURE 54 INNOVATION FIRST INTERNATIONAL, INC.: SWOT ANALYSIS 102
FIGURE 55 WOWWEE GROUP LIMITED: SWOT ANALYSIS 104
FIGURE 56 YUJIN ROBOT CO., LTD.: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 113

 

List of Tables




TABLE 1 GLOBAL PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET, BY COMPONENT 2014–2020 (USD MILLION) 24
TABLE 2 IMPACT ANALYSIS OF DRIVERS 38
TABLE 3 IMPACT ANALYSIS OF RESTRAINTS 40
TABLE 4 IMPACT ANALYSIS OF OPPORTUNITIES 40
TABLE 5 IMPACT ANALYSIS OF CHALLENGES 41
TABLE 6 GLOBAL PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET, BY COMPONENT 2014–2020 (USD MILLION) 51
TABLE 7 GLOBAL PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET, BY HARDWARE COMPONENT 2014–2020 (USD MILLION) 53
TABLE 8 THE GLOBAL PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET, BY APPLICATION 2014–2020 (USD MILLION) 55
TABLE 9 THE GLOBAL PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET, BY APPLICATION 2014–2020 (THOUSAND UNITS) 55
TABLE 10 PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET FOR EDUCATION & RESEARCH AND HOBBYIST, BY TARGET GROUP, 2014–2020 (USD MILLION) 56
TABLE 11 PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET FOR EDUCATION & RESEARCH AND HOBBYIST, BY TARGET GROUP, 2014–2020 (THOUSAND UNITS) 57
TABLE 12 GLOBAL PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET, BY ENTERTAINMENT APPLICATION, 2014–2020 (USD MILLION) 58
TABLE 13 GLOBAL PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET, BY ENTERTAINMENT APPLICATION, 2014–2020 (THOUSAND UNITS) 58
TABLE 14 GLOBAL PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET FOR THE EDUCATION & RESEARCH AND HOBBYIST APPLICATION, BY REGION, 2014–2020 (USD MILLION) 59
TABLE 15 GLOBAL PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET FOR THE EDUCATION & RESEARCH AND HOBBYIST APPLICATION, BY REGION, 2014–2020 (THOUSAND UNITS) 59
TABLE 16 GLOBAL PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET FOR THE ENTERTAINMENT APPLICATION, BY REGION, 2014–2020 (USD MILLION) 60
TABLE 17 GLOBAL PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET FOR THE ENTERTAINMENT APPLICATION, BY REGION, 2014–2020 (THOUSAND UNITS) 60
TABLE 18 GLOBAL PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2014–2020 (USD MILLION) 61
TABLE 19 GLOBAL PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET, BY TYPE 2014–2020 (THOUSAND UNITS) 61
TABLE 20 GLOBAL PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET, BY REGION 2014–2020 (USD MILLION) 62
TABLE 21 GLOBAL PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET, BY REGION 2014–2020 (THOUSAND UNITS) 63
TABLE 22 NORTH AMERICA: PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET, BY COUNTRY 2014–2020 (USD MILLION) 66
TABLE 23 NORTH AMERICA: PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET, BY COUNTRY 2014–2020 (THOUSAND UNITS) 66
TABLE 24 NORTH AMERICA: PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET, BY APPLICATION 2014–2020 (USD MILLION) 66
TABLE 25 NORTH AMERICA: PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET, BY APPLICATION 2014–2020 (THOUSAND UNITS) 67
TABLE 26 NORTH AMERICA: PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET, BY TYPE 2014–2020 (USD MILLION) 67
TABLE 27 NORTH AMERICA: PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET, BY TYPE 2014–2020 (THOUSAND UNITS) 68
TABLE 28 U.S.: PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET, BY APPLICATION 2014–2020 (USD MILLION) 68
TABLE 29 U.S.: PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET, BY APPLICATION 2014–2020 (THOUSAND UNITS) 69
TABLE 30 U.S.: PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2014–2020 (USD MILLION) 69
TABLE 31 U.S.: PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET, BY TYPE 2014–2020 (THOUSAND UNITS) 69
TABLE 32 EUROPE: PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET, BY COUNTRY 2014–2020 (USD MILLION) 72
TABLE 33 EUROPE: PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET, BY COUNTRY 2014–2020 (THOUSAND UNITS) 72
TABLE 34 EUROPE: PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET, BY APPLICATION 2014–2020 (USD MILLION) 73
TABLE 35 EUROPE: PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET, BY APPLICATION 2014–2020 (THOUSAND UNITS) 73
TABLE 36 EUROPE: PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET, BY TYPE 2014–2020 (USD MILLION) 73
TABLE 37 EUROPE: PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET, BY TYPE 2014–2020 (THOUSAND UNITS) 74
TABLE 38 U.K.: PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET, BY APPLICATION 2014–2020 (USD MILLION) 74
TABLE 39 U.K.: PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET, BY APPLICATION 2014–2020 (THOUSAND UNITS) 75
TABLE 40 U.K.: PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2014–2020 (USD MILLION) 75
TABLE 41 U.K.: PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET, BY TYPE 2014–2020 (THOUSAND UNITS) 75
TABLE 42 ASIA-PACIFIC: PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY 2014–2020 (USD MILLION) 78
TABLE 43 ASIA-PACIFIC: PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY 2014–2020 (THOUSAND UNITS) 78
TABLE 44 ASIA-PCIFIC: PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET, BY APPLICATION 2014–2020 (USD MILLION) 79
TABLE 45 ASIA-PACIFIC: PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET, BY APPLICATION 2014–2020 (THOUSAND UNITS) 79
TABLE 46 ASIA-PACIFIC: PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET, BY TYPE 2014–2020 (USD MILLION) 79
TABLE 47 ASIA-PACIFIC: PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET, BY TYPE 2014–2020 (THOUSAND UNITS) 80
TABLE 48 CHINA: PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET, BY APPLICATION 2014–2020 (USD MILLION) 80
TABLE 49 CHINA: PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET, BY APPLICATION 2014–2020 (THOUSAND UNITS) 81
TABLE 50 CHINA: PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2014–2020 (USD MILLION) 81
TABLE 51 CHINA: PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET, BY TYPE 2014–2020 (THOUSAND UNITS) 82
TABLE 52 JAPAN: PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET, BY APPLICATION 2014–2020 (USD MILLION) 82
TABLE 53 JAPAN: PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET, BY APPLICATION 2014–2020 (THOUSAND UNITS) 83
TABLE 54 JAPAN: PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2014–2020 (USD MILLION) 83
TABLE 55 JAPAN: PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET, BY TYPE 2014–2020 (THOUSAND UNITS) 83
TABLE 56 ROW: PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET, BY REGION 2014–2020 (USD MILLION) 84
TABLE 57 ROW: PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET, BY REGION 2014–2020 (THOUSAND UNITS) 85
TABLE 58 ROW: PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET, BY APPLICATION 2014–2020 (USD MILLION) 85
TABLE 59 ROW: PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET, BY APPLICATION 2014–2020 (THOUSAND UNITS) 85
TABLE 60 ROW: PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2014–2020 (USD MILLION) 86
TABLE 61 ROW: PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET, BY TYPE 2014–2020 (THOUSAND UNITS) 86
TABLE 62 MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA: PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2014–2020 (USD MILLION) 87
TABLE 63 MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA: PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2014–2020 (THOUSAND UNITS) 87
TABLE 64 SOUTH AMERICA: PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET, BY APPLICATION 2014–2020 (USD MILLION) 88
TABLE 65 SOUTH AMERICA: PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS MARKET, BY APPLICATION 2014–2020 (THOUSAND UNITS) 88
TABLE 66 NEW PRODUCT LAUNCHES, 2012–2015 92
TABLE 67 AGREEMENTS, COLLABORATIONS, CONTRACTS, AND PARTNERSHIPS, 2013–2014 92
TABLE 68 EXPANSIONS, 2014–2015 93
TABLE 69 MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS, 2012–2014 93