benefiting from information technology Rapid development, service robots are welcoming development opportunities
Service robots are generalized for various non-manufacturing and human-oriented advanced robots other than industrial robots. Robots and personal/home service robots. Service robots have a wide range of applications. Home service robots include sweeping robots and entertainment robots. Professional service robots include defense robots and medical robots.
First, the rapid development of China’s service robot industry
The service robot industry in China started late, and it began to take shape around 2005, but it has developed rapidly. Benefiting from the rapid development of information technology and artificial intelligence and the favorable policies at the national level, the market size of China’s service robots has expanded rapidly.
At present, China’s service robot industry is still in the initial stage of development. Most of the products are still in the research and development stage, and there are few service robot products that are put into use and industrialized. According to the “2018-2023 China Service Robot Industry Market Research and Investment Strategy Planning Analysis Report” data, in 2017, the market size of China’s service robots reached 9.66 billion yuan, and the sales volume reached 2,217,500 units. With the continuous maturity of industry technology and the continuous expansion of product application scenarios, the demand for service robots has gradually increased. It is expected that the service robot market will continue to grow in the next three years, and the professional-grade market will become the main force for the growth of the service robot market.
Chart: China Service Robot Market Size Analysis 2015-2017
Source: China Robotics Association, Sansheng Consulting
Chart: Sales Analysis of China Service Robot Market in 2015-2017
Source: China Robotics Association, Sansheng Consulting
Second, the domestic service robot industry leader is not present
The service robot is close to the consumer end, and the market space is broad. Sansheng Consulting Researcher believes that the density of Chinese robots is far below the world average. With the aging of the population and the growing demand for applications such as pensions and medical care, China’s service robot industry will usher in tremendous opportunities and development space. At present, the Yangtze River Delta, the Pearl River Delta and other places have begun to vigorously promote the application of service robots. However, the current R&D technology needs to be improved, and the market is still in the process of cultivation. China’s service robots are still in their infancy, and the number of companies that can actually produce large robots in China is small. At present, China’s service robot industry is still facing problems such as high cost and difficult breakthrough of core technologies.
The domestic service robot industry leader is not available. The current service robot enterprises mainly include two categories: First, large-scale Internet enterprises. In recent years, domestic Internet companies such as Alibaba, Baidu, Tencent, and Xiaomi have entered the service robot industry. These enterprises have strong technical background and mostly enter the field of artificial intelligence. Second, companies that focus on specific functions, such as Cobos, Midea and other companies focus on the field of home service robots, such as North Aerospace Science and Technology, Tianjin University, and other specializing in medical robotics.
The current service robots have not yet been industrialized, and there are fewer listed companies for domestic A-share service robots, most of which are cut through mergers and acquisitions. Medical robots are the first areas in which service robots in China have entered industrialization. The leading domestic enterprises include Harbin Institute of Technology Robotics and Beihang Robotics Institute. In the field of home robots, Suzhou Cobos holds the majority of the market.
III. Analysis of the development trend of service robots in China
In the long run, the largest application market for artificial intelligence in the future will appear in the field of service robots, facing the complexity of current industrial production. Environment, service robots have higher and more comprehensive requirements for artificial intelligence technology, and the market space is even larger.
Familyization: On the one hand, the rapid development of information and the accelerated pace of life and work require people to be freed from the complicated family work; on the other hand, as China ages more and more, more The elderly need to take care of themselves, and the demand for social security and services is also more urgent. After China’s family planning policy for many years, the population pyramid structure has been formed. The aging family structure will inevitably lead to more young family pressure. Increase, and the pace of life and the pressure of work, so that young people do not have more time to accompany their children, and then will be born to the vast family of services robot market, such as home care robots, toy robots, security Control robots and cleaning robots will be most needed.
Intelligence: A robot designed by the designer for a large market. No matter which category, it points to a common technological development direction – intelligent.
Industrialization: In order to commercialize and practicalize the robots developed, we should not focus solely on the development of unit technology. First, we must use the robot as a system to determine its function and performance. Work content. Therefore, the industrialization of robots should first be extended from other fields in the field of easy implementation of this process.