Collaborative Robot Market Size is Anticipated to Grow USD 33.95 Billion at a CAGR of 41.3% by 2031 - Report by Transparency Market Research, Inc.

Increasing demand for material handling robots to enhance efficiency and worker safety and deliver higher quality at a faster rate are expected to boost the global collaborative robot market during the forecast period

Wilmington, Delaware, United States, Sept. 14, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The global collaborative robot market is projected to flourish at a CAGR of 41.3% from 2023 to 2031. As per the report published by TMR, a valuation of US$ 33.95 billion is anticipated for the market in 2031. As of 2023, the market for collaborative robots is expected to close at US$ 2.8 billion.

The global demand for automation across industries, including manufacturing, logistics, healthcare, and agriculture, has surged the growth of the collaborative robots market as collaborative robot offer cost-effective and flexible automation solutions, making them ideal for addressing this demand.

The demand for collaborative robots is high, particularly in industries like electronics manufacturing and food production as collaborative robots enhance product quality by performing precise and consistent tasks.

Cobots are mostly used in logistics for tasks such as picking, packing, and palletizing goods. They can assist human workers in lifting heavy items and moving them within the facility, reducing the risk of musculoskeletal injuries.

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Market Snapshot:

 Report Coverage Details
 Market Revenue US$ 1.01 Bn
 Estimated Value US$ 33.95 Bn
 Growth Rate -  CAGR 41.3% 
 Forecast Period 2021-2031
 No. of Pages 156 Pages
 Market Segmentation Payload, Application, End-use Industry
 Regions Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, South America
 Companies Covered ABB Ltd., Bosch Rexroth AG, Denso Wave Incorporated, FANUC America Corporation, KUKA AG, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, OMRON Corporation, Rethink Robotics GmbH, Stäubli International AG, Techman Robot Inc., Universal Robots AS, Yaskawa America, Inc.

Key Takeaways from the Market Study

  • As of 2022, the collaborative robot market was valued at US$ 2.0 billion
  • By pay load, 6 – 10 segments to account for the highest share during the forecast period.
  • Based on the end-use industry, the logistics segment accounts for the highest market share as collaborative robots are extensively used for pick & and place activities in logistics.
  • Based on application, the material handling segment is expected to generate high revenue during the forecast period, due to the increased automation of the most physically demanding, hazardous, repetitive, and monotonous tasks on a production line.

Collaborative Robot Market: Key Trends and Opportunistic Frontiers

  • Growing demand for cobots in non-industrial applications such as healthcare, education, and customer service, contributing to the market's growth.
  • Integration of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning algorithms enhances cobots' capabilities, enabling them to perform more complex tasks, adapt to changing conditions, and work more intelligently alongside human operators.

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Collaborative Robot Market – Regional Analysis

  • North America is expected to account for the highest share of the collaborative robot’s market during the forecast period. The market in the region is driven by a strong manufacturing base. The increasing focus on automation and robust R&D activities contribute to the growth of the collaborative robot market.
  • The Asia Pacific collaborative robot market is anticipated to grow at the fastest CAGR during the forecast period. The increasing emphasis on automation, a growing manufacturing sector, and a large labor force shortage are driving market demand in the region.

Competitive Landscape

The collaborative robot market is highly consolidated with the presence of a few market players. The leading players in the market are investing in new product development, mergers, and acquisitions to gain a competitive edge. Transparency Market Research has profiled the following players in its global collaborative robot market report:

  • ABB Ltd.
  • Bosch Rexroth AG
  • Denso Wave Incorporated
  • FANUC America Corporation
  • Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
  • OMRON Corporation
  • Rethink Robotics GmbH
  • Stäubli International AG
  • Techman Robot Inc.
  • Universal Robots AS
  • Yaskawa America, Inc.

Key Developments in the Collaborative Robot Market

  • FANUC has been investing in the development of cobots with higher payloads and increased reach to cater to a broader range of applications.The company is actively working on integrating artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning capabilities into its cobots to enhance their adaptive and collaborative capabilities.
  • ABB has expanded its cobot offerings, including the introduction of the collaborative robot YuMi, designed for precision assembly and small parts handling tasks. ABB has also been focusing on software solutions to improve cobot programming and ease of integration with existing manufacturing systems.
  • KUKA has been collaborating with various industrial automation companies to develop specialized cobot applications for industries such as automotive, aerospace, and electronics manufacturing. The company is working on improving cobot safety features and human-robot collaboration capabilities.
  • Yaskawa Motoman, a division of Yaskawa Electric, has launched new cobot models designed for tasks like packaging, material handling, and machine tending. Yaskawa is investing in the development of user-friendly programming interfaces and vision systems for its cobots.

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Collaborative Robot Market – Key Segments


  • Up to 5 Kg
  • 6 -10 Kg
  • Above 10 Kg


  • Packaging
  • Material Handling
  • Inspection & Quality Testing
  • Assembly
  • Machine Tending
  • Welding
  • Others (Dispensing, Load Transfer, etc.)

End-use Industry

  • Automotive
  • Food & Beverage
  • Aerospace
  • Plastic and Polymers
  • Metals and Machining
  • Logistics
  • Others (Healthcare, Research & Academia, etc.)


  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa
  • South America

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