AsiaIndustrial NetNews: According to reliable data from third parties, from 2015 to 2018, the globalRobotThe average annual growth rate of the holdings will reach 15%, and it is expected that by 2018, the holdings will reach 2.3 million units. The growth rate of service robots is the most worthy of everyone’s attention. As early as 2012, the compound growth rate of global service Robot sales has reached 19%. In terms of specific sales, the sales of service robots exceeded 6 million units last year. Among them, the size of my country’s service robot market is expected to reach 24 billion yuan. .
However, behind these glamorous data, the dilemma faced by domestic service robot companies still cannot be concealed. At present, there are thousands of service robot companies in the domestic market, but most of them are racking their brains to consider the problem of survival.
Most domestic service robot companies can only be regarded as “accompanying runners”
Relevant industry insiders have pointed out that last year, China’s service robot market has fallen into a vicious circle of blind development. Not only does product standards lack unified normative requirements, but even because many companies just want to use relevant policy support to achieve capital operation, this is As a result, many products have low technical content and serious homogeneity, and even affect the industry level of the entire domestic market. In addition, some service robot companies are still only in the sense of concept products, and they cannot even provide products that are implemented.
In response to this, there are also relevant industry insiders who said that there are not many service robot companies currently in the research and development stage, but the number of service robots that can be purchased on the market is very limited. The core technology of intelligent robots actually mainly relies on AI technology, but the core components of artificial intelligence often need to be established in the cloud, and the products developed by many companies do not have such conditions.
On the other hand, although the market prospects are widely optimistic, so far, many people in the industry have said that it is not clear in which segment the service robot industry will explode in the future. Everyone only knows that the demand in a certain range will increase. But exactly when the market will start, and what enterprises rely on to make profits, are all in a period of exploration.
Of course, there are also some industry experts who have given their own views. Artolo Baronli, chairman of the International Federation of Robotics (IFR), once predicted that domestic service robots, entertainment robots, disabled service robots, security service robots, cleaning robots, etc. will become a very important service robot category. Because of this, we can see that service robots are involved in many fields, and many companies just “occupy the pit” in advance.
In fact, in the domestic service robot market, we can see that the sweeping robot market, which is an important component of cleaning robots, is relatively large. For example, Ecovacs, which has the largest share, is planning to go public. Leap, I believe that more companies will continue to explore their own “gold mines” in other fields.
Four development trends may determine the future life and death of thousands of enterprises
As we all know, the prospect of service robots in China is optimistic, mainly to deal with the development of the aging problem. Among them, home service robots are far larger than other types of robots. According to relevant data, as early as 2015, the development of the domestic service robot industry continued to show an upward trend, and the overall sales volume of the market reached 258,800 units.
Among them, the sales volume of professional service robots is only 1,906 units, while the sales volume of personal/home service robots is as high as 256,900 units, accounting for 99% of the overall market share. Although commercial service robots and professional service robots have increased in recent years, However, the consumer group unit based on households is still the largest gap market for service robots.
Therefore, in response to this, there are also relevant industry insiders who have analyzed the four major trends in the future development of the service robot industry: familyization, intelligence, modularization and industrialization. These four aspects may decide the life and death of major domestic enterprises.
One is family. As mentioned above, the status of home service robots in the market, whether as a tool or an entertainment facility, home service robots can enter each family through secondary segmentation in different fields. Whether it is a cleaning robot or an early education robot, it has become a hot topic at present. In the future, home service robots can also be used as an important interface for smart homes to push services for users through data analysis.
Second, intelligence. It is not difficult to find that more intelligent service robots will definitely be loved by more users, and intelligence requires the existence of two types of companies: products and platforms, and intelligence can be handed over to a large number of platform service providers engaged in research in the field of artificial intelligence. to provide solutions. Whether it is human-computer interaction or data calculation and analysis, the intelligent development trend of robots will further enhance user experience satisfaction.
Third, modularization. Some experts in the industry pointed out that the current focus of everyone’s attention is to tap the rigid needs or pain points of the family consumer groups. In addition, the development focus should be placed on relatively concentrated hardware and software platforms, the establishment of a standardized system, and the strengthening of specialized application modules. chemical composition. Therefore, modularization is also one of the main development trends of service robots in the future.
Fourth, industrialization.Previously, CCID Research Institute equipmentindustryZuo Shiquan, the director of the institute, once said that the potential demand for service robots is huge, but the current industry volume is very small, the technical level is generally low, and it is still far from industrialization. The deficiencies of service robots in industrialization have attracted the attention of people from all walks of life. Whether the problem of industrialization can be overcome will directly determine the size of the market and how many companies can survive.
Written at the end, the four major development trends of the service robot market can be described according to the words of a corporate boss, “Unlike industrial robots, the demand in the field of service robots is unpredictable, and various interdisciplinary technologies are In development, the explosion of the market will be realized with the maturity of technology.” To sum up, in the service robot market that is still in a period of constant turbulence, the situation of industry “reshuffle” will definitely happen from time to time, therefore, “survive” “Naturally, it has become the most direct target of thousands of companies at this stage.
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