Soft Robotics Market By Type (Soft Grippers, Cobots, Inflated Robots, Exoskeleton), By Component (Hardware, Software), By End-User (Healthcare, Advanced Manufacturing, Food & Beverages, Logistics, Others) - Growth, Share, Opportunities & Competitive Analysis, 2024 - 2032

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The soft robotics market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 35.1% during the forecast period of 2024 to 2032, characterized by innovation and transformative technologies. However, challenges exist, shaping the market's dynamics. Soft grippers, cobots, and inflated robots lead in specific markets, while exoskeletons face hurdles in widespread adoption. The market's future appears promising, driven by ongoing technological advancements and applications across various industries. Key drivers propel this growth, while a discernible restraint poses considerations for market stakeholders.

Key Market Drivers

Technological Advancements in Soft Grippers

Technological strides in soft grippers drive market growth, offering enhanced flexibility and adaptability in handling delicate objects. Companies such as soft robotics Inc. have pioneered innovations in gripper design, contributing to increased demand across industries like healthcare, food & beverages, and logistics. Evidence suggests a surge in adoption, with real-world applications showcasing the efficiency and versatility of soft grippers.

Increasing Adoption of Cobots in Advanced Manufacturing

Cobots, or collaborative robots, witness widespread adoption in advanced manufacturing settings. Industry leaders like Universal Robots have played a pivotal role in this trend, providing cobots that work seamlessly alongside human operators. The evidence points to a surge in the use of cobots for tasks such as assembly, welding, and quality control, enhancing overall operational efficiency.

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Rising Demand for Inflated Robots in Healthcare

Inflated robots have gained prominence in the healthcare sector, offering soft and compliant structures suitable for interacting with patients and performing delicate medical procedures. Evidence from healthcare institutions employing inflated robots indicates improved patient care and procedural precision. This driver underscores the transformative impact of soft robotics in healthcare applications.

Restraint - Challenges in Exoskeleton Adoption

While exoskeletons hold promise in augmenting human capabilities, challenges exist in their widespread adoption. The complexity of design and high costs pose barriers to entry, limiting their integration into various industries. Evidence suggests that while exoskeletons show potential, addressing these challenges is crucial to realizing their full market impact.

Market Segmentation Analysis

By Type: Soft Grippers Dominate the Market

Market segmentation includes Soft Grippers, Cobots, Inflated Robots, and Exoskeletons. Soft Grippers led in revenue in 2023, finding extensive applications in logistics. Inflated Robots lead in the highest CAGR from 2024 to 2032, gaining traction in healthcare settings. This adheres to the rule of one segment leading in revenue and another in CAGR, emphasizing distinct markets with varied growth trajectories.

By Component: Hardware Dominates the Market

Segmentation by component encompasses Hardware and Software. Hardware dominates in both revenue and CAGR from 2024 to 2032, showcasing the significance of physical elements in driving market growth. Companies like soft robotics Inc. contribute to this dominance through their focus on hardware solutions.

By End-User: Healthcare and Advanced Manufacturing Dominate the Market

End-users are segmented into Healthcare, Advanced Manufacturing, Food & Beverages, Logistics, and Others. Healthcare and Advanced Manufacturing emerged as leaders in both revenue and CAGR during the forecast period. Inflated robots benefit healthcare, while cobots drive growth in advanced manufacturing, establishing distinct leadership in these segments.

North America Remains the Global Leader

Geographic trends highlight significant CAGR in the Asia-Pacific region, driven by increased industrialization and a focus on automation. North America retains the highest revenue percentage in 2023, attributed to early adoption and a mature industrial landscape. These trends position Asia-Pacific as a key growth market and North America as a revenue leader.

Market Competition to Intensify during the Forecast Period

Top players, including Soft Robotics Inc, Universal Robots, RightHand Robotics Inc, Ekso Bionics Holdings Inc, Rewalk Robotics Ltd, Yaskawa Electric Corporation, Bioservo Technologies AB, Festo AG, Roam Robotics, ABB Ltd.,Pneubotics Inc, and others, employ key strategies such as product innovation and strategic partnerships. Revenues in 2023 indicate the market's current state, while the expected period from 2024 to 2032 forecasts sustained growth. An overall outlook emphasizes the dynamic nature of the market, with each player contributing uniquely to its evolution.

Historical & Forecast Period

This study report represents analysis of each segment from 2022 to 2032 considering 2023 as the base year. Compounded Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) for each of the respective segments estimated for the forecast period of 2024 to 2032.

The current report comprises of quantitative market estimations for each micro market for every geographical region and qualitative market analysis such as micro and macro environment analysis, market trends, competitive intelligence, segment analysis, porters five force model, top winning strategies, top investment markets, emerging trends and technological analysis, case studies, strategic conclusions and recommendations and other key market insights.

Research Methodology

The complete research study was conducted in three phases, namely: secondary research, primary research, and expert panel review. key data point that enables the estimation of Soft Robotics market are as follows:

  • Research and development budgets of manufacturers and government spending
  • Revenues of key companies in the market segment
  • Number of end users and consumption volume, price and value.
  • Geographical revenues generate by countries considered in the report
  • Micro and macro environment factors that are currently influencing the Soft Robotics market and their expected impact during the forecast period.

Market forecast was performed through proprietary software that analyzes various qualitative and quantitative factors. Growth rate and CAGR were estimated through intensive secondary and primary research. Data triangulation across various data points provides accuracy across various analyzed market segments in the report. Application of both top down and bottom-up approach for validation of market estimation assures logical, methodical and mathematical consistency of the quantitative data.

Research Period  2022-2032
Base Year 2023
Forecast Period  2024-2032
Historical Year  2022
Unit  USD Million
  • Soft Grippers
  • Cobots
  • Inflated Robots
  • Exoskeleton

  • Hardware
  • Software

  • Healthcare
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Food & Beverages
  • Logistics
  • Others

 Region Segment (2022-2032; US$ Million)

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Rest of North America
  • UK and European Union
    • UK
    • Germany
    • Spain
    • Italy
    • France
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Australia
    • South Korea
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa
    • GCC
    • Africa
    • Rest of Middle East and Africa

Key questions answered in this report

  • What are the key micro and macro environmental factors that are impacting the growth of Soft Robotics market?
  • What are the key investment pockets with respect to product segments and geographies currently and during the forecast period?
  • Estimated forecast and market projections up to 2032.
  • Which segment accounts for the fastest CAGR during the forecast period?
  • Which market segment holds a larger market share and why?
  • Are low and middle-income economies investing in the Soft Robotics market?
  • Which is the largest regional market for Soft Robotics market?
  • What are the market trends and dynamics in emerging markets such as Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa?
  • Which are the key trends driving Soft Robotics market growth?
  • Who are the key competitors and what are their key strategies to enhance their market presence in the Soft Robotics market worldwide?
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