At present, robot applications have penetrated into various industries, but due to cost and safety factors, the market has not been fully opened. China has begun to support the robot industry from the policy. Take the previously released "Industry 4.0" strategy for example. Its core is to achieve real-time connectivity, mutual recognition and effective communication of people, equipment and products, so as to build a highly flexible personalized and digital intelligent manufacturing mode. Industrial robots were most widely used in automobile manufacturing, but now robot-makers are trying to expand into other areas.
Current Market SituationDomestic security robot and foreign market observation.
China's security robot research started 10 years later than foreign countries but entered the growth stage only five years later than those countries, and now it is developing rapidly. In terms of patent applications, foreign companies rarely apply for patents in China, which indicates that those foreign countries do not plan to enter the Chinese security robot market on a large scale in the near future, and Chinese companies still have some time to develop technology and occupy the market."
Security robot research has developed significantly from 1991 to 1994 around the world. The development of security robots entered its growth phase in 2002 and accelerated since 2011. The development of security robots is far from reaching the saturation stage and the decline stage with huge innovation potential. If we evaluate the prospect of security robot market from the patent application, Japanese enterprises have applied for a large number of international patents, and the international security robot market is likely to be occupied or even monopolized by Japan in a large area. However, few foreign companies have filed patents in China, suggesting there are no immediate plans to enter the Chinese security robot market on a large scale.
The UAV market leads the pack
With the popularity of DJI, the UAV market is rapidly expanding. "At present, the consumer education of UAV has been completed, and the market will have a high growth era." Hu Yali said. According to the application field, UAVs can be divided into military UAVs and civilian UAVs, while civilian UAVs are divided into professional level and consumer level. In 2014, the scale of China's civilian UAV market was only 1.5 billion yuan. Driven by the popularity of the consumer UAV market, the sales market scale of China's civil UAV products was rapidly improved by 2015.
Ten hot technologies of security robots have been put forward in the Security Robot Development written by an industry expert: Navigation and positioning, computer vision, target tracking, movement and motion control, inspection/monitoring, algorithms, target detection and recognition, sensors, networks, and human-computer interaction. We focus on several technologies here.
Navigation is not new to us. We use GPS, Beidou, Glonass, and Galileo in our daily life. The common positioning methods of robots include visual navigation, light reflection navigation, GPS global positioning, ultrasonic navigation, and positioning. It can be simply understood as image, light, sound, and electromagnetic principles for navigation and positioning. Computer vision is the science of making machines "see things". To take it a step further, It refers to identifying, tracking, and measuring the target, and further doing graphic processing with cameras and computers instead of human eyes, so that computer processing becomes more suitable for human observation or transmission to the instrument to detect the image.