What impact can mobile robotics have on the future logistics sector?

IDTechEx recently published “Mobile Robotics in Logistics, Warehousing and Delivery 2022-2042”, a market research report exploring the technical, regulatory and market factors shaping the emerging industry around mobile robotics logistics. The mobile robotics industry has grown rapidly in recent years, spurred by advances in robotics technology, autonomous navigation, and artificial intelligence (AI), and can effectively and cost-effectively mitigate many problems that are currently threatening the global logistics industry. .
Mobile robotics, as described in the new IDTechEx report, can be used to automate a range of logistics operations, including material handling, material preparation, long-distance distribution and last-mile delivery. Some mobile robotics applications, including material transport using automated guided vehicles (AGVs), are already mature industries attracting billions of dollars in annual revenue, while others, such as drone delivery entirely autonomous, are still emerging and may only reach a large scale. commercialization after this decade. Regardless of whether the market is mature or emerging, each market is so active that it attracts millions or even billions of dollars in investment every year. Also, recently, a number of mobile robotics start-ups have been acquired by tech or engineering giants; notable examples include acquisitions by Toyota, Amazon, Teradyne, Apple and ABB, indicating their next steps towards entering the logistics mobile robotics industry.
IDTechEx’s latest report, “Mobile Robotics in Logistics, Warehousing and Delivery 2022-2042”, examines the main product forms used in different logistics operations. These include AGVs (forklifts, tow tractors, unit load carts and others), Automated Guided Carts (AGC) based on a “goods to person” grid, Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMR), heavy-duty autonomous mobile vehicles (AMVs), case picking robots, mobile manipulators, heavy-duty autonomous trucks, last-mile autonomous delivery vans, robots and drones. The report highlights key market players in each application area working to commercialize the products, including technological readiness analysis and product comparisons, and provides long-term outlook for each market.

In addition to analyzing the major product forms within mobile logistics robots, IDTechEx also discusses the emerging technologies underpinning the growth of the mobile logistics robotics industry. These include sensors such as LiDAR and Radar, AI, computer vision technologies, and different navigation technologies. The report also details how mobile robots can solve the problems currently limiting the growth of the logistics industry.

The report also includes numerous product examples that help readers understand the current technological state of consumer products and the typical features that can be found on most mobile logistics robots. When presenting examples, company information based on interviews or the latest, such as funding status, key customers, product development and latest milestones, will also be presented along with the products, offering a close-up and microscopic view for a better understanding of the market. Some of the market challenges facing the industry such as regulations and technological barriers are also presented in the report.

Finally, the report provides 20-year market forecasts for the future of mobile robotics in the logistics industry, including granular breakdowns by application area and product categories. Based on technical and industry analysis by IDTechEx, mobile robotics in logistics market revenue is expected to reach over $300 billion by 2042 (including Tier 4 autonomous trucks).

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