Robotics Technology Applications
The major segments in the robotics market are Personal Service and Industrial. The personal service segment includes domestic robots, entertainment and education robots, home security & surveillance and disability assistance. The industrial robotics segment include robots for field inspection and maintenance, military, medical, factory automation, rescue & security, underwater & pipeline exploration, construction & demolition and robots for logistics & operations.
The global robotics market is growing at an exponential rate. It is estimated that by 2014, service robots will account for almost 70% of the entire market. Almost 56.7% of the entertainment robotics market is covered by Asia, while Europe is mainly focused on covering personal robotics.
According to recently published research (Source: marketsandmarkets.com) the USA has invested heavily for the development of military and medical robots. With key relationships with leading vendors such as Freescale, Texas Instruments, Analog Devices, Murata, Honeywell, Omron, Schneider Electric, Emerson Network Power, Trinamic and many more, Premier Farnell is able to combine the Product Line Card with the Technical Expertise that the Robotics marketplace demands. Furthermore, our relationship with RTOS leader Micrium enables us to deliver the real-time control and accuracy you need for mission critical applications.