Construction & Demolition Robots

Robot Assistants and Structure, Finishing, and Infrastructure Robots: Global Market Analysis and Forecasts

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Publication Date: 2Q 2019
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Construction is a historically labor-intensive industry with little automation. The traditional solution to achieving more production was to simply add more workers. Whereas productivity in many other industries has risen substantially, productivity in construction has been nearly flat because little technology had been developed or introduced until recently. The industry is ripe for disruption, and a growing number of construction companies are incorporating robots to solve labor shortages and reap the benefits of improved speed, efficiency, safety, and profits. Robots are beginning to make their way into a variety of construction tasks, promising to change the way the industry creates homes, buildings, and other infrastructure.

At this early stage in the construction robotics industry, a few companies are offering products for sale or lease. The main categories that are currently available include robots for demolition, bricklaying, drilling, 3D printing, and rebar tying, plus a few exoskeletons and assistant robots for lifting loads. Midsize and major construction companies are beginning to adopt these robots to solve issues related to labor shortages, safety, speed, accuracy, and integration with building automation and building information modeling (BIM). As more of these robots are brought to market, construction companies will begin to see the benefits. Tractica expects global shipments of construction robots to grow from 358 units in 2018 to 1,475 units by 2025, with the rate of growth steady as providers release products to the market throughout the forecast period.

This Tractica report provides forecasts and market sizing for construction robots shipments and revenue during the 2018 to 2025 timeframe, segmented by world region and application type. The report provides an in-depth discussion of the global market trends, drivers, challenges, and technological issues influencing the market development of construction robots. A detailed picture of market participants is presented, based on interviews with CEOs and research profiling 28 key players, as well as a company directory of 60 significant and emerging industry players.

Key Questions Addressed:

  • What is the current state of the construction robots market and how will it develop over the next 7 years?
  • What are the key drivers of market growth and the major challenges faced by the industry?
  • What are the bottlenecks in technology development for construction robotics?
  • Which companies are the important players in the market, and what are their products and services?
  • What is the size of the market opportunity for construction robotics?
  • What are the future pricing trends for different types of construction robots?
  • What are the top strategic recommendations for market participants?

Who Needs This Report?

  • Construction equipment manufacturers
  • Construction and industrial robot
  • Construction companies
  • Architectural and engineering firms
  • Sensor and camera makers and integrators
  • Systems integrators
  • Software platform vendors
  • Robot research organizations and labs
  • Government agencies
  • Investor community

Table of Contents

  1. Executive Summary
    1. Introduction
    2. Market Dynamics
    3. Global Market Forecast
  2. Market Issues
    1. Construction Robot Segments
      1. Structure Robots
        1. 3D Printers
        2. Bricklaying Robots
        3. Welding Robots
        4. Prefabricated and Modular Building Robots
      2. Finishing Robots
        1. Drywall Installation
        2. Façade Painting and Cleaning
        3. Mobile Drilling
      3. Robot AssistantsMaterial Handling
        1. Exoskeletons and Helper Arms
        2. Quality Inspection
      4. Infrastructure Robots
        1. Building Bridges with a 3D Printer
        2. Demolition Robots
        3. Site Preparation
        4. Road Building
        5. Rebar Tying
    2.  Market Drivers
      1. Labor and Materials
      2. Productivity and Precision
      3. Mass Customization and Mobility of 3D Printing
      4. Robot as a Service
      5. Automation and BIM
      6. Sustainability
    3.  Market Challenges
      1. Fragmented and Dynamic Nature of Construction Tasks
      2. High Investment Costs
      3. Regulations and Certification
      4. Lack of Awareness
      5. 3D in Construction
    4. Strategic Recommendations
    5. Ecosystem Players
      1. Traditional Robot Manufacturers
      2. Heavy Equipment Manufacturers
      3. Robot Manipulator Startups
      4. 3D Printing Startups
      5. Software and Self-Driving Kit Startups
      6. Exoskeleton Makers
  3. Technology Issues
    1. Introduction
    2. Difficult to Automate Construction Tasks
    3. Specialized Solutions
    4. Hostile, Dynamic, and Unstructured Environment
    5. Collaborating with Humans
    6. 3D Printing Challenges
    7. Power and Communications
    8. Safety and Standards
  4. Key Industry Players
    1. 3D Printhuset / COBOD
    2. 3D Wasp, a Subsidiary of CSP SRL Semplificata
    3. ABB
    4. Acciona
    5. Advanced Construction Robotics
    6. Amazon – AWS RoboMaker
    7. Apis Cor
    8. Asmbld
    9. Autonomous Solutions
    10. Be More 3D
    11. Brokk AB
    12. Built Robotics
    13. Caterpillar
    14. Conjet
    15. Construction Robotics
    16. Constructions-3D
    17. CyBe Construction
    18. Cyberdyne
    19. Ekso Bionics
    20. Fastbrick Robotics
    21. Giant Hydraulic Tech
    22. Husqvarna
    23. ICON BUILD
    24. Kawasaki Robotics
    25. KUKA Robotics, a Subsidiary of KUKA AG
    26. Sarcos Robotics
    27. Shimizu Corporation
    28. TopTec Spezialmaschinen
  5. Market Forecasts
    1. Introduction
    2. Forecast Methodology and Assumptions
    3. Global Market Forecasts
    4. North America
    5. Europe
    6. Asia Pacific
    7. Latin America
    8. Middle East & Africa
    9. Conclusions and Recommendations
  6. Company Directory
  7. Acronym and Abbreviation List
  8. Table of Contents
  9. Table of Charts and Figures
  10. Scope of Study, Sources and Methodology, Notes

List of Charts, Figures, and Tables

Charts
  • Construction Robots Revenue and Shipments, World Markets: 2018-2025
  • Construction Robots Shipments by Region, World Markets: 2018-2025
  • Construction Robots Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2018-2025
  • Construction Robots Shipments by Type, World Markets: 2018-2025
  • Construction Robots Revenue by Type, World Markets: 2018-2025
  • Construction Robots Average Selling Price by Type, World Markets: 2018-2025
  • Construction Robots Shipments by Type, North America: 2018-2025
  • Construction Robots Revenue by Type, North America: 2018-2025
  • Construction Robots Shipments by Type, Europe: 2018-2025
  • Construction Robots Revenue by Type, Europe: 2018-2025
  • Construction Robots Shipments by Type, Asia Pacific: 2018-2025
  • Construction Robots Revenue by Type, Asia Pacific: 2018-2025
  • Construction Robots Shipments by Type, Latin America: 2018-2025
  • Construction Robots Revenue by Type, Latin America: 2018-2025
  • Construction Robots Shipments by Type, Middle East & Africa: 2018-2025
  • Construction Robots Revenue by Type, Middle East & Africa: 2018-2025
Figures
  • 3D-Printed House Concept
  • Various Types of Structure Robots
  • Various Types of Finishing Robots
  • Various Types of Robot Assistants
  • Various Types of Infrastructure Robots
Tables
  • Construction Robots Shipments by Region, World Markets: 2018-2025
  • Construction Robots Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2018-2025
  • Construction Robots Shipments by Type, World Markets: 2018-2025
  • Construction Robots Revenue by Type, World Markets: 2018-2025
  • Construction Robots Average Selling Price by Type, World Markets: 2018-2025
  • Construction Robots Shipments by Type, North America: 2018-2025
  • Construction Robots Shipments by Type, Europe: 2018-2025
  • Construction Robots Shipments by Type, Asia Pacific: 2018-2025
  • Construction Robots Shipments by Type, Latin America: 2018-2025
  • Construction Robots Shipments by Type, Middle East & Africa: 2018-2025
  • Construction Robots Revenue by Type, North America: 2018-2025
  • Construction Robots Revenue by Type, Europe: 2018-2025
  • Construction Robots Revenue by Type, Asia Pacific: 2018-2025
  • Construction Robots Revenue by Type, Latin America: 2018-2025
  • Construction Robots Revenue by Type, Middle East & Africa: 2018-2025
  • Robot Safety Standards