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Agriculture Robots Market - By Type (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or Drones, Driverless Tractors & Automated Harvesters, Milking Robots, Automated Harvesting Systems), By Solution (Hardware, Software, Service), By Application & Forecast, 2023-2032

  • Report ID: GMI6859
  • Published Date: Oct 2023
  • Report Format: PDF

Agriculture Robots Market Size

Agriculture Robots Market size was valued at USD 14.9 billion in 2022 and is estimated to register a CAGR of over 15% between 2023 and 2032. The aging agricultural workforce in many countries is a significant driver for the adoption of agriculture robots because it reflects a critical need for labor-saving technologies. As the older generation of farmers retires, there is a shortage of younger workers willing to take up physically demanding and often seasonal agricultural jobs. This demographic shift necessitates automation to bridge the labor gap and ensure the continuity of food production. Agriculture robots offer a solution by performing tasks that would otherwise require substantial manual labor, making farming more accessible and attractive to a new generation of farmers while simultaneously increasing productivity and efficiency in the industry.

Agriculture Robots Market

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Agriculture robots, often referred to as agri-robots or agribots, are specialized machines designed for tasks related to farming and crop management. These robots are equipped with various technologies, such as sensors, GPS, and Artificial Intelligence (AI), enabling them to perform agricultural operations autonomously or semi-autonomously. They can execute tasks including planting, harvesting, weeding, pest control, and crop monitoring with precision & efficiency. Agriculture robots are used to increase productivity, reduce labor costs, enhance crop yield, and optimize resource utilization in modern farming practices.

Technological barriers to fully autonomous robots hinder the agriculture robots market. The complexity of creating robots capable of handling diverse tasks, navigating unpredictable environments, and ensuring safety without human intervention presents significant challenges. Achieving reliable sensor technology, advanced AI for decision-making, and robust communication systems is essential. These barriers slow the adoption of fully autonomous agricultural robots, limiting their efficiency & scalability in addressing labor shortages and increasing agricultural productivity.

COVID-19 Impact

The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the agriculture sector in several ways. Lockdowns disrupted labor supply, highlighting the need for automation. The implementation of social distancing measures, to reduce virus spread risks, lead to the adoption of robots for crop management. Robots handled tasks such as planting, harvesting, and monitoring, ensuring continuity in food production. The agriculture robots market witnessed increased investments and innovation during this period, with more farmers recognizing the benefits of automation in terms of yield optimization and cost reduction. The pandemic also acted as a catalyst, propelling the agriculture robots industry into a transformative phase, with sustained growth expected in the post-pandemic period.

Agriculture Robots Market Trends

In the agriculture robots industry, data-driven farming is a pivotal trend. It involves the extensive collection of data through sensors, cameras, and other technologies deployed on robotic systems. This data encompasses information on soil quality, weather conditions, crop health, and equipment performance. Advanced analytics and artificial intelligence process this data to provide valuable insights to farmers. These insights empower farmers to make informed decisions regarding planting, irrigation, fertilization, and pest control. By harnessing data-driven agricultural practices, farmers can optimize resource allocation, enhance crop yields, reduce costs, and contribute to sustainable farming while maximizing overall efficiency and profitability.

Agriculture Robots Market Analysis

Agriculture Robots Market Size, By Type, 2021-2032 (USD Billion)

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Based on type, the agriculture robots market is segmented into Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or drones, driverless tractors & automated harvesters, milking robots, and automated harvesting systems. The Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or drones segment dominated the market with over USD 7 billion in revenue in 2022 and is expected to register a CAGR of over 17.5% during the forecast period. Drones offer real-time crop monitoring, aiding precision agriculture by assessing crop health, detecting pests, and optimizing irrigation. Their swift data collection, high-resolution imaging, and infrared capabilities enhance yield predictions, leading to efficient resource allocation. Drones also expedite pesticide & fertilizer distribution, reducing costs and environmental impacts. Additionally, their ability to access remote or challenging terrain makes them indispensable for large-scale farming. Thus, drones will revolutionize the agriculture sector by providing rapid, data-driven insights, enabling farmers to make informed decisions and boost productivity.

 Agriculture Robots Market Share, By Application, 2022

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Based on application, the agriculture robots market is segmented into precision agriculture, livestock farming, dairy farming, harvesting & threshing, and indoor farming. The precision agriculture segment held market share of over 25% in 2022 and is anticipated to experience growth over the forecast period. Precision agriculture is surging in the market due to its ability to boost efficiency, reduce resource wastage, and enhance crop yields. By deploying robots equipped with advanced sensors and AI algorithms, farmers can precisely monitor & manage their fields, optimizing irrigation, fertilization, and pest control. This results in improved productivity and cost savings. Additionally, precision agriculture addresses labor shortages and the need for sustainable farming practices, aligning with the modern agricultural industry's goals. As a result, it is becoming increasingly integral for farmers worldwide, contributing significantly to market expansion.

U.S. Agriculture Robots Market Size, 2021-2032 (USD Billion)

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North America held a significant agriculture robots market share of over 30% in 2022. Factors including high labor costs, a shortage of skilled farm workers, and a growing need for precision agriculture in the region are spurring the adoption of agriculture robots. Farmers seek automation to enhance productivity, reduce labor dependency, and improve yield consistency. Additionally, government incentives, advancements in technology, and a strong agricultural sector further propel market growth. As regional farms strive for efficiency and sustainability, agriculture robots provide a solution to meet these demands, contributing to the market's robust expansion.

Agriculture Robots Market Share

Agriculture robots market is highly competitive owing to the presence of key players such as

  • Agrobot
  • AGCO Corporation
  • AgEagle Aerial Systems Inc
  • Agribotix.com
  • Autonomous Solutions Inc.
  • Autonomous Tractor Corporation
  • Blue River Technology
  • Clearpath Robotics Inc.
  • Deere & Company
  • DeLaval
  • GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft
  • Harvest Automation
  • IBM
  • Lely
  • Naio Technologies
  • Precision Hawk
  • Trimble Inc.

Rising investments in facility centers and acquisitions will increase the foothold of industry participants in the commercial industry. Significant investments in R&D to gain technological competitiveness and aggressive business strategies including technological launches, collaborations & long-term agreements with clients to capture market shares are positively impacting market growth.

Agriculture Robots Industry News

  • In June 2023, Blue River Technology, a subsidiary of John Deere, launched its See & Spray Ultimate machine, a new version of its self-driving agricultural sprayer that uses computer vision and machine learning to identify & spray weeds with pinpoint accuracy. The See & Spray Ultimate is designed to be more efficient & accurate than the previous models, and it can be used to spray a wider range of crops.

The agriculture robots market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue (USD Billion) from 2018 to 2032, for the following segments:

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By Type

  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or Drones
  • Driverless, tractors & automated harvesters
  • Milking robots
  • Automated harvesting systems
  • Others

By Solution

  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Service

By Application

  • Precision agriculture
  • Livestock farming
  • Dairy farming
  • Harvesting & threshing
  • Indoor farming
  • Others

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Rest of North America
  • Europe
    • UK
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • ANZ
    • Singapore
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • MEA
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE


Authors: Suraj Gujar , Deeksha Vishwakarma

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Market size for agriculture robots was USD 14.9 billion in 2022 and is estimated to witness over 15% CAGR from 2023 to 2032 due to the aging agricultural workforce in many countries
The precision agriculture application segment garnered over 25% share of the agriculture robot market in 2022 driven by their ability to boost efficiency, reduce resource wastage, and enhance crop yields
North America held over 30% share of the agriculture robots industry in 2022 driven by high labor costs and the shortage of skilled farm workers
Agrobot, Autonomous Solutions Inc., AGCO Corporation, AgEagle Aerial Systems Inc, Agribotix.com, Autonomous Tractor Corporation, Blue River Technology, and Clearpath Robotics Inc. among others are some of the key agriculture robot firms

Agriculture Robots Market Scope

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  • Base Year: 2022
  • Companies covered: 17
  • Tables & Figures: 301
  • Countries covered: 20
  • Pages: 200
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