Robot operating system is neither an operating system nor software application. It is a robotic middleware that operates on diverse operating systems like Windows, Linux, and so on. This structure comprises libraries, conventions, and tools needed for developing the algorithm or code for a robot.
The robot operating system market is projected to witness growth during the forecast period owing to the increasing R&D spending for industry automation, mounting contribution of SMEs in budding economies, and growing application of collaborative modular robots. Further, rising need for robotics-as-a-service model will function as a prospect for the expansion of the global robot operating system market. However, intricate modular robot design and elevated installation price might hamper the market growth to some extent.
The global robot operating system market can be categorized based on industry, application, robot type, and region. the market, by industry, is divided into healthcare, electrical & electronics, automotive, plastics, metal & machinery, food & beverages, rubber & chemicals, and others. The market, by robot type, is segregated into SCARA robots, articulated robots, cartesian robots, collaborative robots, and parallel robots. The market, by application, is bifurcated into plastic injection & blow molding, pick & place, testing & quality inspection, printed circuit board handling & information communication and technology, computer numerical control machine trending, metal sampling & press trending, and co-packing & end of line packaging.
During the forecast period, the global robot operating system market is projected to be governed by North America on the basis of region. This regional expansion can be credited to elevated and early implantation rate of this technology. Likewise, Europe is anticipated to observe noteworthy expansion due to rising use of this technology within the automotive industry. Also, Asia Pacific is likely to grow at c considerable rate during the coming period on account of swift industrialization and existence of few prominent players.
The prominent players operating within the global robot operating system market consist of Omron Adept Technology, ABB Group, Yaskawa Motoman, Stanley Innovation, Husarion Inc., KUKA AG, Cyberbotics Ltd., Clearpath Robots, Fanuc Corporation, Rethink Robots, Denso Corporation, Yaskawa Electric Corporation, Panasonic Corporation, Toshiba Corporation, Yamaha Robotics, Staubli Mechatronics Company, Comau Spa, and Epson Robots, among other. To cite, collaboration was announced between Ericsson and ABB in April 2019 to speed up wireless automation for plants that improves connected services, Artificial Intelligence, and industrial Internet of Things (IoT) technologies in the coming period. ABB would offer completely automated flexible robotic cell solution that gathers 5G radios for Ericsson.