GVR Report cover Collaborative Robots Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Collaborative Robots Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Payload Capacity, By Application (Assembly, Handling, Packaging, Quality Testing), By Vertical, By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2022 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-1-68038-371-3
  • Number of Pages: 171
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)

Report Overview

The global collaborative robots market size was valued at USD 1.01 billion in 2021 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 31.5%, from 2022 to 2030. The growth can be ascribed to the increasing adoption of collaborative robots or cobots in Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). These companies are increasingly investing in cobots to interact with humans in a shared workspace and automate manufacturing processes. The growth further proliferated by technological advancements and the integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) technologies in industrial robots.

U.S. collaborative robots market size, by payload capacity, 2020 - 2030 (USD Billion)

Besides, the advent of 5G technology is also expected to stimulate the adoption of cobots in the manufacturing sector. The release of an industrial-grade 5G wireless network by Nokia Corporation to meet the requirements of Industry 4.0 is a prominent example of such developments. The low-latency connectivity offered by the 5G wireless solution will help OEMs enhance robotic automation and increase the productivity, quality, and efficiency of the manufacturing processes.

The deployment of robots in industrial processes has also reduced the number of accident cases at workplaces. Moreover, they also significantly improve the product quality, which is instigating their demand across various companies and enterprises. The increasing adoption of cobots in the electronics, automotive, logistics, machine tooling, packaging, and assembling applications is expected to transform the outlook of the collaborative robots market over the foreseeable future.

Various retailers and e-commerce giants have started investing in robotic technologies as they play a prominent role in managing their logistics and supply chain activities. These companies are actively adopting robotics to assist their workforce in warehouses. The elevating demand for cobots in the logistic sector will provide lucrative growth prospects for the growth of the industry over the forecast timeline.

Payload Capacity Insights

The up to 5kg payload capacity segment held a revenue share of more than 44.0% in 2021 and is anticipated to show remarkable growth in the future owing to its wide range of attributes. They are light in weight and offer flexibility while optimizing the low-weight collaborative processes such as picking, placing, and testing.

The launch of advanced cobots in this payload capacity range is opening new growth opportunities for the market. For instance, in March 2021, Comau S.p.A. launched a cost-effective cobot named Racer-5 suitable for packaging and warehousing. This advanced cobot works at an industrial speed of up to 6 m/s and has a 5kg payload capacity which facilitates seamless operations.

The collaborative robots industry is estimated to register a CAGR of more than 32.0% through 2030 from the above 10kg payload capacity segment owing to their capability to handle bigger tasks requiring high precision and reliability. They play a vital role in collaborating heavier-weight processes, which is expected to further drive the segment growth over the subsequent years.

Application Insights

The assembly application segment captured a sizeable revenue share of around 23.0% in 2021, owing to the increased usage of cobots for combining easy and repetitive tasks and supporting complex assembly processes. The pick and place segment is expected to record a CAGR of around 31% over the forecast period.

This can be attributed to the mounting demand for collaborative robots in pick and place applications across various verticals for increasing precision and reducing shrinkage while handling the inventory. Besides, they are small in size, lightweight, and can be installed in limited space which, in turn, is augmenting their demand.

Vertical Insights

The automotive segment accounted for a market share of more than 24% in 2021 and is expected to grow substantially over the forecast period. The growth can be largely attributed to the increased adoption of collaborative robots owing to their ability to reduce floor space and the cost of production downtime. In addition to this, they find important usage in spot and arc welding, assembling parts, and painting and coating, among others.

Global collaborative robots market share, by vertical, 2021 (%)

The automotive segment will be led by the innovations coupled with the introduction of new chemicals and metals that facilitate weight reduction, cost-efficiency, and low-manufacturing overheads. The increasing competition in the market with the emergence of various technology disruptors is expected to strengthen the segment outlook further.

Regional Insights

Europe is a remunerative hub for collaborative robots and captured a significant revenue share of more than 30.0% in 2021. This can be chiefly credited to the enormous application of collaborative robots across various verticals, including logistics, electronics, and inspection. Moreover, various advantages such as efficient manufacturing optimization solutions and increased collaboration offered by automation at the workplace are also expected to support the market expansion.

Collaborative Robots Market Trends by Region

Asia Pacific is expected to record a CAGR of over 34.0% through 2030, with the growing emphasis on the quality and precision of cobots leading to the implementation of maximum standards. The ability of cobots to produce high-quality products, reduce wastage, increase efficiency, and standardize products is driving their demand in the region. Besides, the growing consumer inclination toward automation, artificial intelligence, and the evolution of other requisite technologies is providing significant growth potential for the region.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The major companies operating in the market are inclined to introduce innovative offerings to gain a competitive edge. For instance, in February 2021, ABB Group expanded its collaborative robot portfolio with the introduction of SWIFTI and GoFa cobot range, delivering higher speeds and payloads. This new range complements ABB’s cobot line-up of YuMi and Single Arm YuMi and is faster, stronger, and more capable. It has been designed to support high-growth segments such as consumer goods, electronics, healthcare, logistics, and food and beverage, among others. Some prominent players in the global collaborative robots market include:

  • ABB Group

  • DENSO Robotics

  • Epson Robots

  • Energid Technologies Corporation

  • F&P Robotics AG

  • Fanuc Corporation


  • MRK-Systeme GmbH

  • Precise Automation, Inc

  • Rethink Robotics, Inc

  • Robert Bosch GmbH

  • Universal Robots A/S

  • Yaskawa Electric Corporation

  • MABI Robotic AG

  • Techman Robot Inc.

  • Franks Emika Gmbh

  • AUBO Robotics

  • Comau S.p.A.

Collaborative Robots Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2022

USD 1.23 billion

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 11.04 billion

Growth rate

CAGR of 31.5% from 2022 to 2030

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2018 - 2020

Forecast period

2022 - 2030

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD billion and CAGR from 2022 to 2030

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Payload capacity, application, vertical, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; South America; MEA

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; Mexico; U.K.; Germany; France; China; India; Japan; Brazil

Key companies profiled

ABB Group; DENSO Robotics; Epson Robots; Energid Technologies Corporation; F&P Robotics AG; Fanuc Corporation; KUKA AG; MRK-Systeme GmbH; Precise Automation, Inc.; Rethink Robotics, Inc.; Robert Bosch GmbH; Universal Robots A/S; Yaskawa Electric Corporation; MABI Robotic AG; Techman Robot Inc.; Franks Emika Gmbh; AUBO Robotics; Comau S.p.A.

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Global Collaborative Robots Market Segmentation

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2018 to 2030. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global collaborative robots market report based on payload capacity, application, vertical, and region:

Global Collaborative Robots Market Segmentation

  • Payload Capacity Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Up to 5kg

    • Up to 10kg

    • Above 10kg

  • Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Assembly

    • Pick & Place

    • Handling

    • Packaging

    • Quality Testing

    • Machine Tending

    • Gluing & Welding

    • Others

  • Vertical Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Automotive

    • Food & Beverage

    • Furniture & Equipment

    • Plastic & Polymers

    • Metal & Machinery

    • Electronics

    • Pharma

    • Others

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

      • Mexico

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • U.K.

      • France

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • Japan

      • India

    • South America

      • Brazil

    • Middle East and Africa

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