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