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Aerospace Robotics Market To Reach USD 9.52 Billion By Year 2032

The Global Aerospace Robotics Market Size Was Valued at USD 3.54 Billion in 2023 and is Projected to Reach USD 9.52 Billion by 2032, Growing at a CAGR of 11.62% From 2024-2032.

08-07-2024
Vishal Panchmukh
Aerospace and Defense
Pristine Intelligence LLP

According to a new report published by Pristine Intelligence, titled, “Global Aerospace Robotics Market by Type, Component, Payload, and Application: Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2024–2032,” the global Aerospace Robotics Market Size Was Valued at USD 3.54 Billion in 2023 and is Projected to Reach USD 9.52 Billion by 2032, Growing at a CAGR of 11.62% From 2024-2032.

Aerospace robots are designed specifically to assist the aerospace industry, assisting people and manufacturing processes. These range from robotic arms on assembly lines to autonomous drones for surveys and inspections. Robots are essential in industries that require efficiency, safety and precision, and are perfect for aerospace companies. They improve the efficiency and productivity of aircraft manufacturers and create new opportunities for innovation and progress in all areas of the industry.

Robotic technology brings many benefits to various areas of the aviation industry. For example, robotics can assist air traffic control (ATC) in the complex task of ensuring the safe and speedy departure and arrival of aircraft. In this role, robots can assist air traffic controllers by performing repetitive and time-sensitive tasks, reducing errors and improving safety. The precision and reliability of robots improve ATC operations, allowing air traffic controllers to focus on the strategic aspects of air traffic management.

According to the Global Aerospace Robotics Market is segmented into Type, Component, Payload, Application, and region. By Type, the market is categorized into Traditional Robots and Collaborative Robots. By Component, the market is categorized into Controller, Sensor, Drive, and End Effector. By Payload, the market is categorized into up to 16.00 kg, 16.01–60.00 kg, 60.01–225.00 kg, and More than 225.00 kg. By Application, the market is categorized into Drilling & Fastening, Non-Destructive Testing, Inspection Welding, Soldering, Sealing, and Dispensing. By region, it is analyzed across North America (U.S.; Canada; Mexico), Eastern Europe (Bulgaria; The Czech Republic; Hungary; Poland; Romania; Rest of Eastern Europe), Western Europe (Germany; UK; France; Netherlands; Italy; Russia; Spain; Rest of Western Europe), Asia-Pacific (China; India; Japan; Southeast Asia, etc.), South America (Brazil; Argentina, etc.), Middle East & Africa (Saudi Arabia; South Africa, etc.).

Aircraft manufacturers are using more robots to compete in the aviation industry by offering more affordable products. The rising cost of labor is a major obstacle that forces manufacturers to find cost-effective solutions. Although bots are expensive to deploy initially, they offer significant benefits in the long run. They reduce the dependence on human labor and increase the efficiency and accuracy of production processes. Robots don't need to pay salaries, give bonuses, take vacations or receive benefits, making them a cost-effective choice over humans in the long run. The move to automation is helping manufacturers streamline operations, reduce errors and ensure consistent quality, leading to cost savings and competitive pricing. The integration of robotics into the aerospace industry is a strategic response to the changing needs of the industry.

The integration of robots in the aerospace industry offers an opportunity for change by combining the unique capabilities of humans and robots to improve the efficiency and precision of aircraft construction. Robots are increasingly taking over traditional manufacturing methods to perform tasks that require a high level of dexterity and precision that often exceeds human capabilities. The change is driven by the ability of robots to consistently perform repetitive, high-precision tasks, which lowers error rates and improves the quality of manufactured parts. The advent of robots continued to transform industry, enabling seamless teamwork between humans and robots. Robots are designed to assist workers by increasing their skills and improving the efficiency of complex manufacturing processes. The collaboration of human skill and robotic precision increases productivity and allows the production process to be flexible and meet the complex requirements of aerospace technology.

Global Aerospace Robotics Market, Segmentation

The Global Aerospace Robotics market is segmented based on type, Component, Payload, application, and region.

Type:

The type segment is further classified into Traditional Robots[Articulated, Parallel, Linear/Cartesian, Scara ] Collaborative Robots. Among these, the traditional robots sub-segment accounted for the highest market share in 2023. Traditional robots, mainly used in manufacturing, are automated, programmable, and can move in three or more directions. Human-like robot arms, called robot arms or manipulator's arms, are created for various purposes such as welding, painting, assembly, disassembly, circuit board selection and location, packaging, labeling, palletizing, product inspection, and testing. They have a significant impact on materials management in warehouse environments. Their design and functionality are essential to improve efficiency and accuracy in many industrial applications.  Articulated robots are notable among traditional robots for their rotary joints, which range from basic two-joint models to complex assemblies with at least ten joints.

Component:

The Component segment is further classified into Controller, Sensor, Drive, and End Effector (Welding Guns, Grippers, Robotic Screwdrivers, Sanding & Deburring Tool, Specialty & Hybrid End Effectors. Among these, the end effector sub-segment is anticipated to show the fastest growth by 2032. End effects, also called End of Arm Tooling (EOAT), play an important role in robotics, including mechanical and electrical devices attached to a robot's wrist. These tools play a key role in automating boring and repetitive tasks in industrial environments, thereby reducing the need for manpower. Industry has largely adopted custom terminals designed for specific repetitive jobs that ensure accuracy and productivity. Specialized finishers have played a key role in improving the efficiency of various manufacturing and assembly processes. However, their limited design specification limits their flexibility, which requires more versatile solutions. The increased demand for flexibility has led to the creation of hybrid terminals that can perform multiple tasks.

Region:

The Global Aerospace Robotics market in Asia-Pacific is projected to show the fastest growth by 2032. There are players like Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd. The market is strongly influenced by COMAC and domestic manufacturers that offer space robotic systems at discounted prices. By upgrading assembly and production lines, COMAC strengthened its ability to keep up with the growing demand for aircraft and improved its competitive advantage in the industry. This modernization is necessary to ensure that COMAC can continue to grow and effectively serve both domestic and international markets. China's aerospace industry is developing dynamically due to advances in manufacturing processes and the strategic deployment of cost-effective robotic systems. India is emerging as a major player in the domestic and international aviation markets of the Asia-Pacific region.

Some of The Leading/Active Market Players Are-

  • Kuka AG (Germany),
  •  ABB Group (Switzerland)
  •  Fanuc Corporation (Japan)
  •  Yaskawa Electric (Japan)
  •  Kawasaki Heavy Industries (Japan)
  •  Torres (Spain)
  •  Oliver Crispin Robotics (United Kingdom)
  •  Gudel Ag (Switzerland)
  •  Electroimpact Inc. (United States) and Other Active Players

Key Industry Developments

  • In January 2024, ABB Inc. announced that it had acquired Swiss start-up Sevensense Robotics AG, a provider of AI-enabled 3D vision navigation technology for autonomous mobile robots (AMRs).
  • In April 2024, Wind River, a global leader in delivering software for mission-critical intelligent systems, announced that Wind River Linux was being used by Yaskawa Electric Corporation, a leading manufacturer of servo motors, AC drives, and industrial robots, in the development of its new product, MOTOMAN NEXT.

Key Findings of the Study 

  • The aerospace robotics market was valued at USD 3.54 billion in 2023 and is projected to reach USD 9.52 billion by 2032, growing at a CAGR of 11.62% from 2024 to 2032. This growth is driven by increasing automation in aircraft manufacturing to enhance efficiency and reduce costs.
  • The market is segmented into traditional robots (including articulated, parallel, linear/cartesian, and SCARA robots) and collaborative robots. Traditional robots, particularly articulated robots, dominated the market in 2023 due to their versatility in industrial applications.
  • Key components driving market growth include controllers, sensors, drives, and end effectors (such as welding guns, grippers, and robotic screwdrivers). The end effector segment is expected to witness rapid growth, facilitating automation in repetitive tasks and improving productivity.
  • Asia-Pacific is projected to exhibit the fastest growth in the aerospace robotics market by 2032. This growth is fueled by investments in advanced manufacturing processes in countries like China and India, aimed at enhancing competitiveness in the global aerospace industry.
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