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Swarm Robotics Market - By Platform (Unmanned Ground Vehicles [UGV], Unmanned Aerial Vehicles [UAV]), By Application (Security Inspection & Monitoring, Mapping & Surveying, Search & Rescue, Warehouse Management), By End Use & Forecast, 2023 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI6847
  • Published Date: Oct 2023
  • Report Format: PDF

Swarm Robotics Market Size

Swarm Robotics Market size was valued at USD 635 million in 2022 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of over 25% between 2023 and 2032. The need for efficient & cost-effective solutions in tasks involving exploration, search & rescue missions, environmental monitoring, and precision agriculture is significantly fueling the demand for swarm robotics.

 

Swarm Robotics Market

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Swarm robotics leverages the collective intelligence of a group of robots, enabling them to work collaboratively, adapt to dynamic environments, and perform tasks more effectively than single robots. The increasing focus on sustainability and reduction of environmental impacts is driving the adoption of swarm robotics in applications, such as precision agriculture, where it can optimize resource usage, minimize waste, and enhance crop yields. Industries are recognizing the ability of swarm robotics to improve safety in hazardous environments, making it an ideal choice for applications such as disaster response and industrial inspection.

 

Swarm robotics is a specialized field of robotics that focuses on the coordination and cooperation of multiple robots, referred to as a swarm, to achieve specific tasks or objectives. Inspired by the collective behaviors observed in social insects including ants and bees, swarm robotics aims to harness the power of decentralized control and collaboration among robots.

 

A primary pitfall in the swarm robotics market is achieving scalability while maintaining efficient coordination between the robots. As the number of robots in a swarm increases, it becomes increasingly complex to manage communication, avoid collisions, and ensure synchronization. Balancing the swarm size with performance is another significant challenge.

 

COVID-19 Impact

The COVID-19 pandemic had mixed impacts on the swarm robotics market. On one hand, the need for autonomous solutions to reduce human contact in sectors including healthcare and logistics boosted the demand for swarm robotics. These robots could perform tasks, such as disinfection, delivery, and monitoring, in environments where minimizing human interaction was crucial. On the other hand, the pandemic disrupted supply chains and manufacturing, leading to delays in the production of swarm robotic components and systems. However, post COVID-19, swarm robotics technology is expected to gain traction due to its potential in addressing different challenges.

 

Swarm Robotics Market Trends

Swarm robotic systems are increasingly incorporating edge computing capabilities to process data locally and make real-time decisions. This trend reduces the reliance on central servers and enhances the autonomy & responsiveness of robots. Human-swarm interaction is gaining prominence, enabling humans to effectively work alongside robot swarms. This trend involves the development of intuitive interfaces for operators to communicate with and guide swarms. Similar to Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), SRaaS (Swarm Robot-as-a-Service) is emerging as a business model where organizations can access & deploy swarm robotic solutions on demand, reducing the barriers to adoption.

 

Swarm Robotics Market Analysis

Swarm Robotics Market Size, By Application, 2021-2032, (USD Million)

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Based on application, swarm robotics market is segmented into security inspection & monitoring, mapping & surveying, search & rescue, warehouse management, and others. The mapping & surveying segment is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 28% during 2023 to 2032. Mapping & surveying applications are at the forefront of swarm robotics adoption. In these applications, swarms of robots equipped with advanced sensors, such as LiDAR sensors and cameras, work collaboratively to collect precise geospatial data over vast areas. Swarm robotics significantly accelerates mapping & surveying processes, making it ideal for cartography, land surveying, and 3D mapping. The ability to deploy multiple robots in parallel allows for efficient coverage and data redundancy, ensuring high-quality data.

 

Swarm Robotics Market Share, By Platform, 2022

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Based on platform, the swarm robotics market is segmented into Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGV), Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), and others. The unmanned aerial vehicles segment accounted for over 45% market revenue in 2022 and is expected to grow significantly in the future. UAVs, commonly known as drones, are the key components of swarm robotics, particularly for applications requiring aerial surveillance, data collection, and rapid response. They offer unique advantages such as aerial perspective, mobility, and the ability to access hard-to-reach or hazardous areas. In agriculture, UAV swarms can monitor crops, assess soil conditions, and apply pesticides or fertilizers with precision. In disaster response, they provide rapid situational awareness and aid in search & rescue missions. In environmental monitoring, UAV swarms can collect data on ecosystems, climate, and wildlife.
 

U.S. Swarm Robotics Market Size, 2021-2032, (USD Million)

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North America dominates the global swarm robotics market. The region has a robust ecosystem of technology companies, research institutions, and startups focused on developing & deploying swarm robotic solutions. In the U.S., swarm robotics is applied across industries including agriculture, logistics, defense, and healthcare. Precision agriculture is a major growth driver with swarm robots used for tasks such as crop monitoring, planting, and harvesting. The defense sector in North America utilizes swarm robotics for applications such as surveillance, reconnaissance, and border security. Swarm robots are deployed to gather real-time data and enhance situational awareness in military operations.
 

Swarm Robotics Market Share

  • Hydromea
  • Boston Dynamics
  • SwarmFarm
  • Swarm Technology
  • Sentinen Robotics
  • Berkeley Marine Robotics Inc
  • Swisslog Holding AG

The swarm robotics market is highly competitive owing to the presence of key players. Significant investments in R&D to gain technological competitiveness and aggressive business strategies including technological launches, collaborations & long-term agreements with clients to capture the market share are positively impacting the market.
 

Swarm Robotics Industry News

  • In October 2022, Teal Drones bagged a USD 1 million contract from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to supply its high-performance Golden Eagle craft. Teal’s Golden Eagle drones will provide the U.S. Customs and Border Protection personnel aerial reconnaissance, surveillance, and tracking capabilities, enhancing situational awareness for field commanders and agents in zones where monitoring by planes, helicopters, or stationary tech is impossible.
     

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

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By Platform

  • Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGV)
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)
  • Others

By Application

  • Security Inspection & Monitoring
  • Mapping & Surveying
  • Search & Rescue
  • Warehouse Management
  • Others

By End Use

  • Military & Defense
  • Agriculture
  • Manufacturing
  • Healthcare
  • Logistics & Transportation
  • Others

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

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

 

Authors: Suraj Gujar , Deeksha Vishwakarma

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

market size for swarm robotics was USD 635 million in 2022 and is anticipated to witness over 25% CAGR from 2023 to 2032 owing to the higher need for efficient & cost-effective solutions in tasks involving exploration, search & rescue missions, environmental monitoring, and precision agriculture
Swarm robotics market from the mapping & surveying segment is expected to grow at over 28% CAGR from 2023 to 2032 due to rising adoption for significantly accelerating the mapping & surveying processes in cartography, land surveying, and 3D mapping
North America industry size for swarm robotics was valued at significant CAGR in 2022 and will witness expansion through 2032 owing to the presence of robust ecosystem of technology companies, research institutions, and startups
Some of the well-known swarm robotic firms include Hydromea, Boston Dynamics, SwarmFarm, Swarm Technology, Sentinen Robotics, Berkeley Marine Robotics Inc, and Swisslog Holding AG

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  • Base Year: 2022
  • Companies covered: 19
  • Tables & Figures: 284
  • Countries covered: 21
  • Pages: 200
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