Agriculture robots are the robots, which are deployed for farming purposes. Agriculture robots are capable of doing farming operations such as seed planting, fruit picking, environment and plant monitoring, and food packing, and others. Moreover, agriculture robots are in nascent stage, where farmers are only deploying robots for repetitive task such food packing. Moreover, technological advancements in agricultural robots and mechatronics are expected to increase in the near future. Therefore, key players in the market are focusing on developing agriculture robots capable of decision making by using technologies such as big data. For instance, EcoRobotix, based in Switzerland, manufactures robots that identifies weed and crop and it is solar-powered; the device resembles an end table on wheels. Technological advancements and rapid adoption of robotics and mechatronics technologies by farmer are expected to fuel growth of the global agriculture robots and mechatronics market over the forecast period.

Factors driving growth of the global agricultural robots and mechatronics market:

The increasing demand of food for global population is expected to fuel the global agriculture robot and mechatronics market over the forecast period. For instance, according to a report published by the United Nation in June 2017, global population is expected to reach around 9.8 billion in 2050 from 7.7 billion in 2017. The population is expected to grow exponentially over the decade. However traditional methods of farming is not suitable to feed around 9.8 billion peoples. Moreover, numerous robotic solutions are developed worldwide to tackle this problems.

Furthermore, increasing development in biotechnology and advancements in the vertical farming are expected to increase the adoption of robotics and mechatronics systems over the forecast period. Increasing population and rapid growth of urbanization is shrinking the available land for farming. Moreover, to tackle this situation farmers are preferring vertical farming. Vertical farming is method of growing the crops in vertical stacked layers. In vertical farming, farmers are using advanced technologies such as temperature control monitoring, plant seeding, and plant monitoring robotics. Vertical farming is expected to grow in the future. For instance, According to coherent market insights analysis, vertical farming market is expected to reach around 8.3 Bn by 2027 from 1.7 Bn in 2016.

However, lack of awareness among the farmers about robotics in agriculture and initial high cost of robotics equipment and mechatronics equipment are expected to hamper the global agricultural robots and mechatronics market over the forecast period.

Global Agricultural Robots and Mechatronics Market: Regional Insights

On the basis of region, the global agricultural robots and mechatronics market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East, and Africa. Moreover, North America held a major share in global agricultural robots and mechatronics market in 2018, owing to the presence of large number of key players such as Agrobotix LLC, Autonomous Solutions, Inc., Autonomous Tractor Corporation, Autonomous Tractor Corporation, Clearpath Robotics Inc, Harvest Automation Inc., Deere & Company, and Others.

Furthermore, North America is expected to hold dominant position in the global market for agricultural robots and mechatronics over the forecast period. This is due to presence of vast stretch of farmlands in the U.S. and Canada. Moreover, the U.S. leads the global mechatronics industry owing to large presence of technology companies in US such as American Mechatronics, Inc., Mechatronics, Inc. and others. These two factors are expected to provide potential growth opportunity for North America over the forecast period.

Key Players in the Global Agricultural Robots and Mechatronics Market:

Key players operating in the market include Agrobotix LLC, Autonomous Solutions Inc. (ASI), Autonomous Tractor Corporation, AutoProbe Technologies, Blue River Technology, BouMatic Robotics, Clearpath Robotics Inc., Conic System, DeLaval Inc., EcoRobotix Ltd, GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft, Harvest Automation Inc., Deere & Company, Lely Industries N.V., Naio Technologies, PrecisionHawk, A/S. A. Christensen & Co. (SAC Milking), SenseFly, Vision Robotics Corporation, Vitirover, Wall-Ye, and Others

Global Agricultural Robots and Mechatronics Market taxonomy

On the basis of type of farm, global agricultural robots and mechatronics market is segmented into:

  • Vertical
  • Outdoor

On the basis of type, global agricultural robots and mechatronics market is segmented into:

  • Autonomous Vehicles
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
  • Milking Robots
  • Other Types

On the basis of application, global agricultural robots and mechatronics market is segmented into:

  • Harvesting and Picking
  • Weed Control
  • Autonomous Mowing,
  • Pruning, Seeding, Spraying
  • Thinning
  • Phenotyping
  • Sorting and Packing
  • Utility Platforms

On the basis of component, global agricultural robots and mechatronics market is segmented into:

  • Solution
  • Services

On the basis of region, global agricultural robots and mechatronics market is segmented into:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Middle East
  • Africa
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