The Global Agricultural Robots Market was valued at USD 6.16 billion in 2019 and is expected to reach USD 35.52 billion by 2030, expanding at a CAGR of 17.10% during the forecast period, between 2020 and 2030.
Agricultural robots, also known as agribots, have wide applications in the field of agriculture, especially in dairy management, irrigation management, harvest management, soil management, and inventory management among others. These robots perform slow, repetitive, and dull tasks, thus allowing farmers to focus on other tasks.
Agricultural robots are often deployed for monitoring pruning, spraying, and weeding. They are also employed for applications such as castrating, milking, and washing. These robots reduce human efforts and production cost, save time, maximize crop quality, and increase crop yield. Agribots are deployed to perform various operations such as soil analysis, weed control, fruits picking, seed planting, harvesting, seed sorting, field farming, and dairy farming.
Market Dynamics and Trends
The global agricultural robots market is expanding owing to technological advancements in the fields of Internet of Things (IoT), robotics, and artificial intelligence (AI). Farmers are adopting sustainable developments to meet the growing demand for food. Also, advantages such as reduced labour, increased efficiency, and enhanced crop quality are expected to drive the agricultural robots market in the future.
However, high cost of these robots, lack of internet connectivity in remote areas, lack of awareness among farmers, and incompetence of robots to match human skills, are expected to hamper the market during the forecast period. Conversely, government’s support to adopt modern agricultural techniques, need to monitor the health of crops and cattle, product launches by market players, and increase in R&D activities for sustainable agricultural development, are creating lucrative opportunities in the global agricultural robots market.
Market Segmentations and Scope of the Study:
The global agricultural robots market has been divided based on type, application, and geography. On the basis of type, the market is segmented into driverless tractors, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), milking robots, automated harvest robots, material management, and others. The unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) segment is divided into fixed wing, rotary blade, and hybrid. In terms of offering, the market is classified as software, hardware, and services. Based on application, the market is segregated into dairy management, irrigation management, harvest management, soil management, inventory management, and others. On the basis of geography, the global agricultural robots market is categorized as North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW).
North America is expected to dominate the global agricultural robots owing to high adoption of advanced technology, increase in R&D activities, and high per-capita disposable income. The market in Asia-Pacific is anticipated to grow significantly due to increasing government initiatives to adopt modern technologies through subsidies.
Players in the global agricultural robots market include DeLaval, GEA Group, Autonomous Tractor Corporation, AGCO, Lely, Autonomous Solutions Inc., Harvest Automation, John Deere, Clearpath Robotics, and Deepfield Robotics.
In August 2019, AGCO Corporation’s Hesston by Massey Ferguson introduced a model MF1316S, the razor-edge pull-type disc mower conditioner, built to optimize crop quantity and quality, thus helping operators to cut more acres a day. In January 2020, Naïo Technologies announced plans to expand its autonomous farming robots to the U.S.
KEY MARKET SEGMENTS:
• Global Agricultural Robots market –
o Driverless Tractors
o Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
o Milking Robots
o Automated Harvest Robots
o Material Management
• Global Agricultural Robots market –
o Dairy Management
o Irrigation Management
o Harvest Management
o Soil Management
o Inventory Management
• Global Agricultural Robots market –By Geography
o North America
Rest of Europe
Rest of Asia-Pacific
• GEA Group
• Autonomous Tractor Corporation
• Autonomous Solutions Inc.
• Harvest Automation
• John Deere
• Clearpath Robotics
• Deepfield Robotics"
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