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Worldwide Robotics and Drones Spending Guide

The Worldwide Robotics and Drones Spending Guide examines the robotics and drones opportunity from a use case, technology, industry, and geography perspective. This comprehensive database delivered via IDC's Customer Insights query tool allows the user to easily extract meaningful information about the robotics and drones market by viewing data trends and relationships and making data comparisons.


Markets Covered

This product covers the following segments of the robotics and drones market:

  • 9 regions: USA, Canada, Japan, Western Europe, Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa, Latin America, PRC, and Asia/Pacific
  • 3 robotics systems technology groups with 18 technology categories: Hardware (effector, sensor, consumer robot, industrial robot, service robot, enterprise network, server, and storage), software (command and control, network infrastructure software, and specific applications), services(application management, education and training, facility modification, hardware deployment and support, network consulting, management and integration, operations and technology consulting, and systems integration)
  • 3 drone systems technology groups with 17 technology categories: Hardware (effector, sensor, consumer drone, industrial drone, service drone, server, and storage), software (command and control, network infrastructure software, and specific applications), services (application management, education and training, hardware deployment and support, network consulting, management and integration, operations and technology consulting, and systems integration)
  • 62 use cases, including: Assembly, automated production — mining, autonomous vehicles — mining, bottling, consumer, inspection, mixing, painting, pick and pack; powerline, foliage and telephone line inspection, produce inspection, security, surgical, vehicle and infrastructure inspection, welding, and others
  • 20 industries: Banking, insurance, securities and investment services, discrete manufacturing, process manufacturing, construction, resource industries, retail, wholesale, professional services, personal and consumer services, transportation, healthcare provider, federal/central government, state/local government, education, telecommunications, media, utilities, and consumer

Data Deliverables

This spending guide is delivered on a semiannual basis via a web-based interface for online querying and downloads.. For a complete delivery schedule, please contact an IDC sales representative. The following are the deliverables for this spending guide:

  • Annual five-year forecasts by geography, technology, industry, and use case delivered twice a year

About This Spending Guide

IDC's Worldwide Robotics and Drones Spending Guide provides guidance on the expected technology opportunity around this market at a regional and total worldwide level. Segmented by industry, use case, and technology component, this guide provides IT vendors with insights into both large and rapidly growing market segments of the robotics and drones market and how the market will develop over the coming years.


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Carla La Croce

Senior Research Analyst, European Industry Solutions, Customer Insights & Analysis

Jessica Goepfert

Program Vice President, Customer Insights & Analysis

Jing Bing Zhang

Research Director, IDC Worldwide Robotics

Stacey Soohoo

Research Manager