ABI Research Forecasts Revenues from Robotics Deployed in Warehouses to Cross $51B by 2030
September 15, 2021
Evolving e-commerce fulfillment operations and technical improvements in
robotics tech and AI are rapidly growing the commercial robotics market
"It is certainly an exciting time to be involved in the robotics industry,” said Vince Martinelli, head of product and marketing at RightHand Robotics, “whether you are developing autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), autonomous item-handling robots like our RightPick™ system, or other robot systems that can help retailers grow direct to consumer sales and streamline their overall supply chain and order fulfillment processes. We can debate about exactly how big and how fast the market will grow, but ABI Research has done a comprehensive survey based on sound methodology including primary source interviews across a broad industry cross-section. The trends are consistent with our views that the adoption of robotic technology in warehousing will continue to accelerate well into 2030, as technologies and products mature and demonstrate real value to business users and their customers. We’ve been focusing our energy on doing our part to make that forecast come true, with fleets of robots picking items in warehouses in the US, EU and Japan today. While picking products from an automated storage and retrieval system (ASRS) is easy for people, it’s a state-of-the-art, unstructured challenge for robot systems since every pick and place task is slightly different from the last one. We develop the hand, eye, coordination for robots that pick the widest range of items, at high rate and with the reliability needed for error-free order fulfillment. We combine that with integrator friendly features and fleet management capabilities that combine to make the RightPick system one that warehouse operators love to own and drive."
Christian Salvatori, CTO of Brochesia said, "The goods management and handling processes automation today represents a crucial strategic choice to increase the companies’ competitiveness in the logistics sector and not only that. Through the implementation of smart technologies and innovative software - such as B Take, Brochesia solution for logistics support and the optimization of goods management - companies can accelerate the picking, feeding and inventory activities of their warehouses, and improve the overall efficiency reducing the operating costs. Furthermore, the adoption of wearable devices such as Smart Glasses can be a game-changer in this sector: the possibility of viewing in real time all the information about the products in the warehouse, while working hands-free, can give significant benefits in terms of efficiency and speed of execution, as well as reduce the chance of errors and increase the workers’ safety."
Xi Chen, VP, Operations with Geekplus America
commented, “Advanced robotics and AI technologies enhance not just business
operations, but customer and employee experiences. Order accuracy is increased,
goods are delivered faster, workspaces are safer and less labor intensive, and
warehouse operational costs are reduced. As these experiences and the resulting
expectations continue to rise, so will the businesses that adapt and integrate
the ever-evolving hardware and software solutions to meet unprecedented levels
of demand with augmented technology.”
Bob Bova, President and CEO of AccuSpeechMobile noted, " Many technologies including voice automation, robotics and voice/vision solutions will be advanced specifically due to their ability to automate workflow processes in the warehouse. With the increased challenge of finding workers, organizations are ready to test and deploy solutions that will assist in Robotic Process Automation, train new workers quickly while delivering an ROI that makes sense for the organization. AccuSpeechMobile is the voice/vision automation solution that checks all those boxes."