A 250-Billion-Dollar Revolution: IDTechEx Research Looks at Mobile Robots and Autonomous Vehicles in Delivery and Fulfilment.

M2 PRESSWIRE-November 29, 2019-: A 250-Billion-Dollar Revolution: IDTechEx Research Looks at Mobile Robots and Autonomous Vehicles in Delivery and Fulfilment

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IDTechEx -- Cambridge, UK -- Automation in the delivery/logistic and warehousing/fulfilment chain is a growing market. A particularly exciting subset of this is the use of mobile robots, drones, and autonomous vehicles for automation of movement-based tasks. This field encompasses a diverse range of robots, drones, and autonomous vehicles, which help goods in their journey from origin to destination (see below).

Our report "Mobile Robots, Autonomous Vehicles, and Drones in Logistics, Warehousing, and Delivery 2020-2040" finds that the market for mobile robotics and drones in delivery and warehousing is likely to reach a staggering $81 and $290 Billion in 2030 and 2040, respectively. Of course, the devil is in the detail and this headline figure masks great diversity of technologies, markets, form factors, and fortunes.

In the rest of this article, we draw from our updated report to highlight the key trends in the use of mobile robots, drones, and autonomous vehicles in this sector. In this article, we focus on the use of mobile robots and autonomous vehicles in indoor applications. In a follow-up article, we focus on outdoor applications.

The report "Mobile Robots, Autonomous Vehicles, and Drones in Logistics, Warehousing, and Delivery 2020-2040" provides a comprehensive analysis of all the key players, technologies, and markets. It covers automated as well as autonomous carts and robots, automated goods-to-person robots, autonomous and collaborative robots, delivery robots, mobile picking robots, autonomous material handling vehicles such as tuggers and forklifts, autonomous trucks, vans, and last mile delivery robots and drones. For more information please visit www.IDTechEx.com/Mobile.

These shows pictures of products and prototypes of various mobile robots and ground-based autonomous vehicles aimed at automating a part of the warehousing and delivery chain. These images, which exclude drones, are, in no particular order, from the following companies: Amazon, Geek Plus, GreyOrange, Flashhold (Quicktron), HIK Vision, Scallog, Eiratech, Hitachi , TuSimple, embark, Starsky, Ike, Einride, Kodiak, PlusAI, Fabu, Daimler, Waymo, Hyundai, Baidu, SeeGrid, Geek Plus, Baylo, Vena Technologies, Kollmorgen, HIK Vision, AutoGuide (Teredyne), RoboCV, Knapp, Omron Adept Mobile Robotics, Mobile Industrial Robots (Teredyne), Locus Robotics, Canvas Technologies (Amazon), 6 River (Shopify), Otto Motors, Fetch Robotics, InclubedIT, DroneFutureAviation, Zhen Robotics, Meituan-Dianping, ZMP, Alibaba, Continental, Segway, Refraction, TwinWheel, Robby Technology, Amazon, Dispach (Amazon?), KiwiBot, JD, TeleRetail, Toyota, Neolix, Nuro, Ford, Gatik, etc.

To learn more about these products please visit www.IDTechEx.com/mobile

Indoor automation

e-commerce is changing the way warehouses are constructed and operated. One way or another, warehouses must become more adept and efficient in handling multi-item instant order fulfilment. The use of automation is an essential part of the answer to this requirement.

Automated guide carts and vehicles (AGC and AGV) have long been in use. They are infrastructure dependent, meaning that they follow a fixed infrastructure, such as conductive wire or magnetic tape, in going from A to B. Therefore...

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