Construction Robot Market

Construction Robot Market by Type (Traditional, Robotic Arm, and Exoskeleton), Automation, Function, Application (Public Infrastructure, Commercial and Residential Buildings, Nuclear Dismantling and Demolition), and Geography - Global Forecast to 2023

Report Code: SE 6297 May, 2018, by marketsandmarkets.com
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[128 Pages Report] Construction automation refers to the reduction or complete removal of human intervention from main construction activities in many of the applications, such as public infrastructure, commercial and residential buildings, and nuclear dismantling and demolition. The construction operations are automated by using automated construction equipment or construction robots.

The construction robot market is expected to be worth USD 166.4 million by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 16.8% between 2018 and 2023. Despite the existence of construction equipment for a long time, the market for construction robots is growing due to the driving factors such as enhanced productivity, quality, and safety offered by the robotization of construction activities, and growing urbanization worldwide.

Construction Robot Market

The market for the concrete structural erection function is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period.

The robots designed for the concrete structural erection construct prefabricated concrete components or units that can directly be assembled on-site to form an entire building structure. Such automated erection of a concrete structure with the help of robots has reduced the complexity of the construction operations and is attracting most of the construction firms to adopt robots for this function.

Construction Robot Market

Construction robot market for nuclear dismantling and demolition application to grow at highest CAGR during the forecast period

The market for nuclear dismantling and demolition is expected to grow at the highest CAGR between 2018 and 2023. The high growing needs for eliminating the presence of human operators in hazardous areas and shielding them from the radiation in nuclear-decommissioning attribute to the high growth of the market for nuclear dismantling and demolition. Also, the construction robots players have incorporated many features in the demolition robots, which provide easy access, promote safety, and increase efficiency in confined-spaces, making it advantageous over the handheld breakers or other substitutes used for demolition purposes.

Construction robot market in APAC to grow at highest CAGR during the forecast period

The market in APAC is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. APAC has abundant natural reserves distributed among various countries. The mining and construction industries are among the top industries in Australia, China, India, Malaysia, and Vietnam. With growing urbanization and wide availability of natural resources throughout the region, the mining and construction companies have started using automated equipment, operating software, and communications system to connect and operate on-site. Also, the presence of a large number of robotic manufacturing companies in China and Japan and a high growth rate of the market for 3D printers for advanced construction, are driving the growth of the construction robot market in APAC.

Construction Robot Market

Market Dynamics

Driver: Growing urbanization worldwide

The increasing population largely drives the increasing demand for construction equipment. The global scenario of people migrating from rural to urban areas has also propelled this demand even further. According to the United Nations Population Division, the global population is projected to reach 9.5 billion by 2050, and the urban population is expected to account for a minimum of 64% share of it.

In recent years, APAC, which primarily includes emerging markets such as India and China, has progressed tremendously in the construction industry. Asian cities are expected to hold 52% of the world’s urban population, creating the largest workforce by 2050.

Restraint:  High equipment cost

One of the biggest challenges faced by the construction robot industry is its high capital requirement. Service providers of heavy construction machines have to invest huge amounts for purchasing and maintaining the equipment. Maintaining a proper balance between the equipment requirement and its ability to generate profits or obtain finance is a crucial factor for survival and growth in the construction industry. This huge investment requirement also creates entry barriers to the market, which constrains the volume demand for the equipment, causing low scope for price reductions, owing to low economies of scale.

Opportunity: Rise in automation at construction sites

The rise in automation at construction sites is expected to bring a near-term revolution in the construction industry, thereby opening huge opportunities for construction robots. Automation is rising in each and every field of construction and has provided a flexible way of building and operating facilities by developing automated and robotized construction systems.

The rise in robotic automation in masonry prefabrication, construction sector and precast concrete industry, timber construction, steel component production, and so on, has encouraged many players to enter the construction robot industry. Some companies such as Fastbrick Robotics (Australia) and Construction Robotics (US) have already entered the automated masonry prefabrication field with their autonomous bricklaying solutions, which can directly be used at the construction sites. The prefabricated brickwork is gaining high traction as it leads to the elimination of manpower requirements with the drastic increase in productivities. The mining, tunneling, earthworks, road construction, and other construction sites are also highly automated with high accuracy for the tasks such as excavation, setting molds, placing reinforcement bars, and distributing concrete. The automation also enables the on-site production of construction materials such as cement, steel, aluminum, glass, and wood, making the construction process enabled flexible using robots.

Challenge:  Unpredictable layout of the construction sites

As the layouts of the construction sites vary with projects, the robotic construction process needs to be predefined to robotize the entire project. The construction companies do not have any specific plan for the implementation of autonomous or semi-autonomous construction robot solutions. As these solutions are new for many companies and require significant changes, the companies are unclear about integrating robotics in the planning and design phases. The quantitative determination of the potential of construction robot solutions is considered to be a complex and diverse process, which further complicates the adoption of robots. Also, high cost is another factor involved in direct machine monitoring of construction sites on the basis of architectural plans, without the need of an additional engineer. Hence, the integration of suitable information technology that is in compliance with the operational robotic technology becomes redundant with respect to different construction layouts.

The complete robotic construction solutions also require an integrated infrastructure, which works in unison, for the functioning of the entire robot in accordance with the site layout. Although many companies provide automated robotic solutions, still there is a large disparity in the required operating standards and interfaces of the construction layout. Hence, the different categories of accuracy for different layouts have to be defined exactly and considered during the development of the projects. Thus, the unpredictable layout of the construction sites poses a huge challenge for the deployment of construction robots to a large scale.

Scope of the Report

Report Metric

Details

Market size available for years

2015–2023

Base year considered

2017

Forecast period

2018–2023

Forecast units

USD million and units

Segments covered

Type, Automation, Function, Application, and Region

Geographies covered

Americas (US, Canada, Mexico, South America), Europe (Germany, France, UK, and Rest of Europe), Asia Pacific (China, Japan, India, South Korea, and Rest of Asia Pacific), RoW

Companies covered

Brokk (Sweden), Husqvarna (Sweden), Ekso Bionics (US), Komatsu (Japan), Fujita (Japan), Construction Robotics (US), Fastbrick Robotics (Australia), Autonomous Solutions (US), Conjet (Sweden), TopTec Spezialmaschinen (Germany), Apis Cor (Russia), nLink (Norway), Yingchuang Building Technique Co. (WinSun) (China), Advanced Construction Robotics (US), MX3D (Netherlands), CyBe Construction (Netherlands), CYBERDYNE (Japan), Giant Hydraulic Tech (China), Alpine Sales and Rental (US), and Beijing Borui Intelligent Control Technology (China) 

The market covered in this report has been segmented as follows:

By Type

  • Traditional Robot
  • Robotic Arm
  • Exoskeleton

By Automation

  • Fully Autonomous
  • Semi-Autonomous

By Function

  • Demolition
  • Bricklaying
  • 3D Printing
  • Concrete Structural Erection
  • Finishing Work
  • Doors and Windows Installation
  • Others

By Application

  • Public Infrastructure
  • Commercial and Residential Buildings
  • Nuclear Dismantling and Demolition
  • Others

By Region

  • Americas
  • Europe
  • APAC
  • RoW

    Key Market Players

    Brokk, Husqvarna, Komatsu, Ekso Bionics, Fujita

    Recent Developments

    • In December 2017, Husqvarna Group’s Construction Division agreed to acquire the Light Compaction & Concrete Equipment business of Atlas Copco (Sweden). The acquisition was expected to support the overall ambition of Husqvarna Group growing the market share of the construction division.
    • In November 2017, Fastbrick Robotics raised USD 27.6 million with the support of Global Institutional Funds and Domestic Funds. The key focus is on the assembly, testing, and demonstration of the 2 Hadrian X commercial prototypes being built
    • In September 2017, Ekso Bionics raised USD 34 million of gross proceeds, which includes the investment of USD 20 million by Puissance Capital Management (US). The company raised the fund in fully financed rights offerings. The capital raised through this financing was expected to provide the company with additional resources to further advance the adoption and development of its innovative exoskeleton solutions in both the rehabilitation and industrial verticals.
    • In March 2017, Brokk launched Brokk 500 featuring more demolition power, Brokk SmartPower electrical system, more powerful breaker, extended reach, and industry-leading serviceability. 
    • In February 2017, Fujita developed and tested a disaster response machine, Robo-Q Ⅱ, for in-field operations. The machine, which is a simple remote-controlled device, is an advanced version of Robo-Q, with enhanced mobility.

    Critical questions the report answers:

    • Who are the leading vendors in the market?
    • What are the future revenue pockets in the market?
    • What will be the future product mix of the market?
    • What are the global trends in demand for the market?

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    Table of Contents

    1 Introduction (Page No. - 14)
        1.1 Objectives of Study
        1.2 Definition
        1.3 Scope of Study
               1.3.1 Markets Covered
               1.3.2 Geographic Scope of Study
               1.3.3 Years Considered for Study
        1.4 Currency
        1.5 Limitations
        1.6 Market Stakeholders

    2 Research Methodology (Page No. - 17)
        2.1 Research Data
               2.1.1 Secondary Data
                        2.1.1.1 List of Major Secondary Sources
                        2.1.1.2 Secondary Sources
               2.1.2 Primary Data
                        2.1.2.1 Primary Interviews With Experts
                        2.1.2.2 Key Data From Primary Sources
                        2.1.2.3 Key Industry Insights
                        2.1.2.4 Breakdown of Primaries
               2.1.3 Secondary and Primary Research
        2.2 Market Size Estimation
               2.2.1 Bottom-Up Approach
               2.2.2 Top-Down Approach
        2.3 Market Ranking Estimation
        2.4 Market Breakdown and Data Triangulation
        2.5 Research Assumptions

    3 Executive Summary (Page No. - 27)

    4 Premium Insights (Page No. - 32)
        4.1 Attractive Opportunities in Construction Robot Market
        4.2 Market, By Type
        4.3 Market in APAC, By Application and Country
        4.4 Market, By Function
        4.5 Market, By Region
        4.6 Geographical Analysis of Market

    5 Market Overview (Page No. - 36)
        5.1 Introduction
        5.2 Market Dynamics
               5.2.1 Drivers
                        5.2.1.1 Enhanced Productivity, Quality, and Safety Due to the Implementation of Construction Robots
                        5.2.1.2 Growing Urbanization Worldwide
               5.2.2 Restraints
                        5.2.2.1 High Equipment Cost
               5.2.3 Opportunities
                        5.2.3.1 Adoption of 3D Printing in the Construction Industry
                        5.2.3.2 Rise in Automation at Construction Sites
               5.2.4 Challenges
                        5.2.4.1 Unpredictable Layout of the Construction Sites
        5.3 Value Chain Analysis

    6 Market, By Type (Page No. - 43)
        6.1 Introduction
        6.2 Traditional Robot
        6.3 Robotic ARM
        6.4 Exoskeleton

    7 Market, By Automation (Page No. - 49)
        7.1 Introduction
        7.2 Fully Autonomous
        7.3 Semi-Autonomous

    8 Market, By Function (Page No. - 56)
        8.1 Introduction
        8.2 Demolition
        8.3 Bricklaying
        8.4 3D Printing
        8.5 Concrete Structural Erection
        8.6 Finishing Work
        8.7 Doors and Windows Installation
        8.8 Others

    9 Market, By Application (Page No. - 65)
        9.1 Introduction
        9.2 Public Infrastructure
        9.3 Commercial and Residential Buildings
        9.4 Nuclear Dismantling and Demolition
        9.5 Others

    10 Market, By Region (Page No. - 72)
         10.1 Introduction
         10.2 Americas
                 10.2.1 US
                 10.2.2 Canada
                 10.2.3 Mexico
                 10.2.4 South America
         10.3 Europe
                 10.3.1 UK
                 10.3.2 Germany
                 10.3.3 France
                 10.3.4 Rest of Europe
         10.4 Asia Pacific
                 10.4.1 Japan
                 10.4.2 China
                 10.4.3 India
                 10.4.4 South Korea
                 10.4.5 Rest of APAC
         10.5 Rest of the World
                 10.5.1 Middle East
                 10.5.2 Africa

    11 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 91)
         11.1 Overview
         11.2 Market Ranking Analysis
         11.3 Competitive Scenario
                 11.3.1 Product Launches and Expansions
                 11.3.2 Acquisitions, Partnerships, and Collaborations

    12 Company Profiles (Page No. - 95)
         12.1 Introduction
    (Business Overview, Products Offered, Recent Developments, SWOT Analysis, and MnM View)*
         12.2 Key Players
                 12.2.1 Brokk
                 12.2.2 Husqvarna
                 12.2.3 Komatsu
                 12.2.4 Ekso Bionics
                 12.2.5 Fujita
                 12.2.6 Construction Robotics
                 12.2.7 Fastbrick Robotics
                 12.2.8 Autonomous Solutions
                 12.2.9 Conjet
                   12.2.10 TopTec Spezialmaschinen
         12.3 Other Key Players
                 12.3.1 CYBERDYNE
                 12.3.2 Giant Hydraulic Tech
                 12.3.3 Yingchuang Building Technique Co. (WinSun)
                 12.3.4 Alpine Sales and Rental
                 12.3.5 Beijing Borui Intelligent Control Technology
         12.4 Key Innovators
                 12.4.1 Apis Cor
                 12.4.2 nLink
                 12.4.3 Advanced Construction Robotics
                 12.4.4 MX3D
                 12.4.5 CyBe Construction

    *Details on Business Overview, Products Offered, Recent Developments, SWOT Analysis, and MnM View Might Not Be Captured in Case of Unlisted Companies.

    13 Appendix (Page No. - 120)
         13.1 Discussion Guide
         13.2 Introducing RT: Real-Time Market Intelligence
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    List of Tables (66 Tables)

    Table 1 Global Trend of Urbanization
    Table 2 Construction Robot Market, By Type, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
    Table 3 Market, By Type, 2015–2023 (Units)
    Table 4 Market for Traditional Robots, By Automation, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
    Table 5 Market for Traditional Robots, By Automation, 2015–2023 (Units)
    Table 6 Market for Robotic Arm, By Automation, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
    Table 7 Construction Robot Market for Robotic Arm, By Automation, 2015–2023 (Units)
    Table 8 Market for Exoskeleton, By Automation, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
    Table 9 Market for Exoskeleton, By Automation, 2015–2023 (Units)
    Table 10 Market, By Automation, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
    Table 11 Market, By Automation, 2015–2023 (Units)
    Table 12 Fully Autonomous Market, By Type, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
    Table 13 Fully Autonomous Construction Robot Market, By Type, 2015–2023 (Units)
    Table 14 Fully Autonomous Market, By Application, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
    Table 15 Fully Autonomous Market, By Application, 2015–2023 (Units)
    Table 16 Semi-Autonomous Market, By Type, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
    Table 17 Semi-Autonomous Market, By Type, 2015–2023 (Units)
    Table 18 Semi-Autonomous Market, By Application, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
    Table 19 Semi-Autonomous Market, By Application, 2015–2023 (Units)
    Table 20 Market, By Function, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
    Table 21 Market, By Function, 2015–2023 (Units)
    Table 22 Market for Demolition, By Automation, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
    Table 23 Market for Demolition, By Automation, 2015–2023 (Units)
    Table 24 Construction Robot Market for Bricklaying, By Automation, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
    Table 25 Market for Bricklaying, By Automation, 2015–2023 (Units)
    Table 26 Market for 3D Printing, By Automation, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
    Table 27 Market for 3D Printing, By Automation, 2015–2023 (Units)
    Table 28 Market for Concrete Structural Erection, By Automation, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
    Table 29 Market for Concrete Structural Erection, By Automation, 2015–2023 (Units)
    Table 30 Market for Finishing Work, By Automation, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
    Table 31 Market for Finishing Work, By Automation, 2015–2023 (Units)
    Table 32 Market for Doors and Windows Installation, By Automation, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
    Table 33 Market for Doors and Windows Installation, By Automation, 2015–2023 (Units)
    Table 34 Construction Robot Market for Other Functions, By Automation, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
    Table 35 Market for Other Functions, By Automation, 2015–2023 (Units)
    Table 36 Market, By Application, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
    Table 37 Market, By Application, 2015–2023 (Units)
    Table 38 Market for Public Infrastructure, By Type, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
    Table 39 Market for Public Infrastructure, By Type, 2015–2023 (Units)
    Table 40 Market for Commercial and Residential Buildings, By Type, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
    Table 41 Market for Commercial and Residential Buildings, By Type, 2015–2023 (Units)
    Table 42 Market for Nuclear Dismantling and Demolition, By Type, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
    Table 43 Market for Nuclear Dismantling and Demolition, By Type, 2015–2023 (Units)
    Table 44 Market for Other Applications, By Type, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
    Table 45 Market for Other Applications, By Type, 2015–2023 (Units)
    Table 46 Market, By Region, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
    Table 47 Construction Robot Market, By Region, 2015–2023 (Units)
    Table 48 Market in Americas, By Geography, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
    Table 49 Market in Americas, By Geography, 2015–2023 (Units)
    Table 50 Market in Americas, By Application, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
    Table 51 Market in Americas, By Application, 2015–2023 (Units)
    Table 52 Market in Europe, By Country, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
    Table 53 Market in Europe, By Country, 2015–2023 (Units)
    Table 54 Market in Europe, By Application, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
    Table 55 Market in Europe, By Application, 2015–2023 (Units)
    Table 56 Market in APAC, By Country, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
    Table 57 Market in APAC, By Country, 2015–2023 (Units)
    Table 58 Market in APAC, By Application, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
    Table 59 Market in APAC, By Application, 2015–2023 (Units)
    Table 60 Market in RoW, By Region, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
    Table 61 Construction Robot Market in RoW, By Country, 2015–2023 (Units)
    Table 62 Market in RoW, By Application, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
    Table 63 Market in RoW, By Application, 2015–2023 (Units)
    Table 64 Top 5 Players in Construction Robot Market, 2017
    Table 65 5 Most Recent Product Launches and Expansions in Market
    Table 66 5 Most Recent Acquisitions, Partnerships, and Collaborations in Market
     
     
    List of Figures (32 Figures)
     
    Figure 1 Construction Robot Market: Research Design
    Figure 2 Process Flow
    Figure 3 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Bottom-Up Approach
    Figure 4 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Top-Down Approach
    Figure 5 Traditional Construction Robot and Semi-Autonomous Construction Robots to Hold Major Shares of Market During Forecast Period
    Figure 6 Demolition Function to Hold Largest Share of Construction Robot Market By 2018
    Figure 7 Market for Nuclear Dismantling and Demolition Application to Grow at Highest CAGR During Forecast Period
    Figure 8 Market in APAC to Grow at Highest CAGR During Forecast Period
    Figure 9 Growing Urbanization Worldwide Drives Market Growth
    Figure 10 Traditional Robot to Hold Largest Size of Market During Forecast Period
    Figure 11 Commercial and Residential Buildings to Account for Largest Share of Market in APAC By 2018
    Figure 12 Demolition to Hold Largest Share of Market During Forecast Period
    Figure 13 Construction Robot Market in APAC to Grow at Highest CAGR During Forecast Period
    Figure 14 US to Account for Largest Share of Market By 2018
    Figure 15 Enhanced Productivity, Quality, and Safety Drive Market
    Figure 16 Market: Major Value Added During Original Equipment Manufacturing Phase
    Figure 17 Market for Exoskeleton to Grow at Highest CAGR During Forecast Period
    Figure 18 Semi-Autonomous Market to Grow at Higher CAGR During Forecast Period
    Figure 19 Market for Concrete Structural Erection to Grow at Highest CAGR During Forecast Period
    Figure 20 Market for Nuclear Dismantling and Demolition to Grow at Highest CAGR During Forecast Period
    Figure 21 Market: Geographic Analysis
    Figure 22 Snapshot: Construction Robot Market in Americas
    Figure 23 Snapshot: Market in Europe
    Figure 24 Snapshot: Market in APAC
    Figure 25 Snapshot: Market in RoW
    Figure 26 Companies in Market Adopted Product Launches as Key Growth Strategies Between January 2016 and January 2018
    Figure 27 Market Evaluation Framework
    Figure 28 Husqvarna: Company Snapshot
    Figure 29 Komatsu: Company Snapshot
    Figure 30 Ekso Bionics: Company Snapshot
    Figure 31 Fujita: Company Snapshot
    Figure 32 Fastbrick Robotics: Company Snapshot


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