A few days ago, the Guangdong Provincial Bureau of Statistics released a brief overview of economic operation.From January to November this year, GuangdongIndustrial robotA year-on-year increase of 60.1%,service robotAn increase of 49.5%, with a good output growth.
internationalityrobotFederation (IFR) data shows that the scale of my country’s robot market is expected to reach 83.9 billion yuan in 2021, more than double that of 2017, with an average annual compound growth rate of 20.2%.Guangdong is the national robot production andapplicationThere are more than 100 provincial-level robot backbone (cultivation) enterprises in the major province.
Since the beginning of this year, the development advantages of Guangdong robot clusters have been obvious. Industrial robots have promoted the transformation and upgrading of the manufacturing industry. “Machine substitution” is moving from experiment to promotion stage; while service robots are constantly expanding their application scenarios, from refined home service robots to covering medical care. Professional service robots in the fields of , elderly care and other fields, the industry market prospect is very broad.
Industrial Robots Accelerate Embedded Manufacturing
In the digital transformation of the manufacturing industry, industrial robots will be embedded in every link of the transformation and upgrading of the service manufacturing industry, ranging from the production mode and factory layout of a specific industry to every process and every production line in the intelligent transformation.
Chen Hongbo, vice president of Guangdong Jiateng Robot Automation Co., Ltd., told the reporter of Southern Finance and Economics, “Industrial robots have a direct effect on the promotion and support of productivity and the transformation and upgrading of the manufacturing industry. This year, industrial robots have grown rapidly, and many technologies and applications have changed. The early exploration has come to an end.”
The robotics industry is an emerging industry with a small volume, but robots play an important role in the tide of digital transformation of the manufacturing industry. Especially in Guangdong, relying on the advantages of manufacturing, industrial robots are not only used in high-end manufacturing industries such as automobiles, 3C, and semiconductors, but also cover traditional manufacturing industries such as home appliances, ceramics, and jewelry.
“But for different industries, or even factories of different levels in the same industry, the exploration and layout of industrial robots are different, which also depends on the needs and acceptance capabilities of manufacturing enterprises, the current degree of informatization automation, and talent reserves.” Chen Hongbo explained. road.
For different types of manufacturing companies, considering whether to use robots is not only catching up with the trend, but also a venture capital and survival consideration. Manufacturing SMEs pay more attention to the input-output ratio of industrial robots, and also expect to obtain cost-effective system integration solutions that are integrated with their own industries.
Industrial robots will eventually be integrated into the industry and play a good role in manufacturing services. For example, industries such as mineral water, paper towels, computers, automobiles, and airplanes can all be integrated across borders with the industrial robotics industry. Because of this, the industrial robot industry is to connect and integrate the traditional manufacturing industries one by one to provide customized services.
“The solution is to promoteIndustrial Robot ApplicationIt is a very critical place, so the support for industrial robots at the policy level has gradually changed from supporting projects to supporting system integrators over the years. ” said Liu Jia, deputy general manager of Guangzhou Intelligent Equipment Research Institute Co., Ltd.
“In the future, after the production cost of the industry transformed by industrial robots is reduced, those companies that try first, because they have automated layout, software and personnel reserves, will easily run ahead. And companies that continue to wait and see without taking action, May be left behind in intelligent manufacturing.” Chen Hongbo said.
Service robots need to expand application scenarios
From the demand side, service robots are used to serve the C side, and it is necessary to have a better grasp of the market and consumer demand. At present, in the domestic service robot market, domestic service robots, medical service robots and public service robots account for the highest proportions.
Taking medical service robots as an example, professional medical robots in my country are still in the initial stage of development. According to the data, as of December 23, 2021, there were about 56,500 “medical robot”-related enterprises in operation/existing in my country, and Guangdong had the largest number, but there were no influential leading enterprises.
A few days ago, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and the National Health and Medical Commission issued a letter proposing that a batch of typical application scenarios of robots will be collected for the medical field, forming a batch of replicable results and strengthening their promotion and application. In terms of surgery, disinfection and cleaning, auxiliary displacement, nursing assistance, ward rounds, remote consultation, auxiliary diagnosis and treatment, hospital management rehabilitation training, interventional diagnosis and treatment, etc., medical service robots also contain great development space.
For home service robots, products, services and prices have become important factors in expanding applications. For example, for educational robots,Sweeping robotFor products for daily life, manufacturers need to consider consumer positioning. At the same time, user experience and operating system are also important considerations.
As a hot field in the home service robot market segment in recent years, the sweeping robot market is a microcosm of the development of the service robot field. In the fiercely competitive market environment, various brands focus on improving technical accuracy and providing better services within a controllable cost range. The product.
The “White Paper on the Development of the Robot Vacuum Cleaner Market in 2021” released by the State Grid Corporation of China pointed out that with the explosive growth of robot vacuum cleaners in China, my country has become the world’s largest robot vacuum cleaner market.
The relevant person in charge of Ecovacs told the reporters of Southern Finance and Economics that the next step of the company will focus on the deep cultivation and accumulation of three-dimensional space understanding, interaction and AI computing power. “AI + service robot” products and technologies provide multi-industry application scenariossmart robotsolution.
“The epidemic may have an impact on the delivery cycle of robots, but it is an opportunity to update people’s concept of using robots.” Chen Hongbo believes. For example, in the fields of medical care and infrastructure related to epidemic prevention and control, the use of robots has become an inevitable choice, opening up many opportunities for the robotics industry.
In contrast, industrial robots are often used regardless of cost, and the initial investment in transforming production lines is relatively large. “But only after the technology matures and precipitates at the stage of conditional high cost can it become the basis for the large-scale growth and maturity of service robots.” Chen Hongbo said.