Global Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGV) Market Forecast to 2025: Increasing Demand for Enhanced Efficiency, Human Safety, and the Growth of Terrorist Activities are Expected to Drive the Market

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The “Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGV) Market by Application (Military (ISR, EOD, Combat Support, Transportation), Commercial (Firefighting, CBRN, Physical Security, Oil & Gas)), Mobility, Size, System, Mode of Operation, and Region-Global Forecast to 2025” report has been added to’s offering.

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The demand for increased efficiency in commercial and defense operations is the key factor influencing the growth of the Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs) market.

The UGVs market is estimated to be USD 2.7 billion in 2018 and is projected to reach USD 7.0 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 14.81% during the forecast period. The increasing demand for enhanced efficiency, human safety, and the growth of terrorist activities are expected to drive the market. However, limited reliability of UGVs during missions and the inability to predict the external environment are projected to hinder the growth of this market.

The military segment is expected to lead the UGVs market during the forecast period.

Based on application, the military segment expected to lead the UGVs market during the forecast period. The demand for unmanned ground vehicles in the military segment is increasing due to the growing number of applications of UGVs in the defense sector for activities such as EOD, ISR, combat support, and transportation, among others.

The legged segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period.

 Based on mobility, the legged segment is expected to lead the UGVs market during the forecast period. Legged land robots are more versatile and can be successfully used at rough and unpredictable terrains for defense and commercial applications. Legged land robots are capable of legged locomotion, and can access traverse irregular and uneven tracks by establishing a foot contact with the ground at selected points according to terrain conditions and without great difficulty resulting in increasing demand for legged robots.

The UGVs market in Asia Pacific expected to account for the largest share and grow at the highest rate during the forecast period.

The Asia Pacific region estimated to lead the UGVs market in 2018 and is projected to grow at the highest rate during the forecast period. The growth of the market can be attributed to the increasing terrorist activities and increasing spending by emerging economies on defense operations in this region. Countries in this region, such as India and China, have increased their defense budgets and are procuring advanced equipment for their military operations, which is expected to drive the UGVs market in this region.

Key players profiled in the UGVs market include QinetiQ Group Plc (UK), Northrop Grumman (US), Lockheed Martin (US), iRobot Corp (US), and Oshkosh Corporation (US), among others.

Key Topics Covered:

1 Introduction
1.1 Objectives of the Study
1.2 Market Definition
1.3 Study Scope
1.4 Currency & Pricing
1.5 Limitations
1.6 Market Stakeholders

2 Research Methodology
2.1 Research Data
2.2 Secondary Data
2.3 Primary Data
2.4 Top-Down Approach
2.5 Data Triangulation
2.6 Assumptions

3 Executive Summary

4 Premium Insights
4.1 Attractive Growth Opportunities in the Unmanned Ground Vehicle Market
4.2 Unmanned Ground Vehicle Market, By System
4.3 Europe Unmanned Ground Vehicle Market, By Mode of Operation and By Country
4.4 North America Unmanned Ground Vehicle Market, By Mobility
4.5 Asia Pacific Unmanned Ground Vehicle Market Share in Commercial Market, By Type

5 Market Dynamics
5.1 Market Dynamics
5.1.1 Drivers Increasing Use of Robots in Areas Affected By Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Defense (CBRN) Attacks Growing Demand for Autonomous Systems in Defense and Commercial Sectors Rising Adoption of UGVS for Counter-Insurgency Operations Developing Smart Robots to Carry Out Combat Operations Improving Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance, and Target Acquisition Capabilities of Defense Forces
5.1.2 Restraints Requirement for Developing Sophisticated and Highly Reliable UGVS Lack of Advanced Visual Capabilities in UGVS
5.1.3 Opportunities Development of Fully Autonomous UGVS Increased Defense Budgets of Different Countries for Unmanned Systems
5.1.4 Challenges Requirement for Continuous and Uninterrupted Power Supply in UGVS Hardware and Software Malfunctions

6 Industry Trends
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Technology Developments
6.3 Price and Specification of Key Unmanned Ground Vehicles
6.4 Technology Enablers for UGVS
6.4.1 Autonomous Navigation
6.4.2 Communication
6.4.3 Power
6.4.4 Vision
6.4.5 Architecture
6.4.6 Soldier Machine Interface
6.4.7 Manipulation
6.4.8 Terrain Mobility
6.4.9 Payloads
6.5 Technological Trends
6.5.1 Remote Control Station
6.5.2 Robotic Follower Advanced Technology Demonstration
6.5.3 Semi-Autonomous Robotics for Future Combat Systems
6.5.4 M160 Anti-Personnel Mine Clearing System
6.5.5 Packbot and Talon Family of Systems
6.5.6 Route Reconnaissance and Clearance Robot Program
6.5.7 Applique Kits
6.5.8 Supervised Autonomy to Neutralize and Detect Ieds
6.5.9 Squad Mission Support System
6.5.10 Brain Computer Interaction Technologies
6.6 Capability Gap in Autonomous Behavior Technologies
6.7 Innovations and Patent Registrations (2010-2018)

7 Unmanned Ground Vehicle Market, By Mobility
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Wheeled
7.2.1 Increasing Demand for Wheeled Robots for Surveillance Applications
7.3 Tracked
7.3.1 Use of Tracked Robots for Rough, Off-Road, and Unpredictable Terrains
7.4 Hybrid
7.4.1 Hybrid Robots are Dynamic, Fast, and Energy-Efficient
7.5 Legged
7.5.1 High Adaptability of Legged Robots for High Number of Applications

8 Unmanned Ground Vehicle Market, By Size
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Small (10-200 Lbs)
8.2.1 Small UGVS Have Increasing Demand Due to Small Size and Manoeuvrability
8.3 Medium (200 – 500 Lbs)
8.3.1 Medium UGVS Carry Out Critical Missions, Such as ISR Operations, Detection, and Monitoring
8.4 Large (500 – 1000 Lbs)
8.4.1 Large UGVS Have High Demand for Military Applications
8.5 Very Large (1000 – 2000 Lbs)
8.5.1 Very Large Robots Have High Endurance and are Used for Long Range Operations
8.6 Extremely Large (>2000 Lbs)
8.6.1 Extremely Large Robots are Majorly Being Explored for Use in Military as Well as Commercial Applications

9 Unmanned Ground Vehicle Market, By Mode of Operation
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Tethered
9.2.1 Tethered Operation Assists Humans for Line of Site Missions
9.3 Teleoperated
9.3.1 Teleoperated UGVS are Deployed for Mine Detection and Clearing Operations
9.4 Autonomous
9.4.1 Fully Autonomous Fully Autonomous UGVS Assist Soldiers in Target Tracking, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Missions
9.4.2 Semi-Autonomous Semi-Autonomous UGVS Have Greater Adoption as A Weapon Platform

10 Unmanned Ground Vehicle Market, By System
10.1 Introduction
10.2 Payloads
10.2.1 Sensors The Growth of the Unmanned Ground Vehicle Market in Advanced Military Applications Resulted in an Increased Demand for Smaller, Lighter, and Less Expensive Electro-Optic Sensor Payloads
10.2.2 Radars Radars on Land are Used as A Defense and Surveillance Tool
10.2.3 Lasers Robots Equipped With Laser Designators Provide Immediate Targeting of Assets By Smart Munitions
10.2.4 Cameras Red Blue Green (RGB) Cameras, Multispectral Cameras, Thermal Cameras, Infrared, HD Cameras, and Night Vision Cameras are the Types of Cameras Used By UGVS
10.2.5 Motor Encoders Incremental Or Absolute, Optical Or Magnetic, Shafted Or Hub/Hollow Shaft are Various Types of Motor Encoder Configurations
10.2.6 Articulated Arms Articulated Arms are Widely Used for Surveillance Activities
10.2.7 Gps Antennas The Market for Gps Antennas is Projected to Grow at the Highest CAGR During the Forecast Period
10.2.8 Others
10.3 Controller System
10.3.1 Growing Demand for UGVS has Resulted in the Development of Compact and Lightweight Control Units
10.4 Navigation System
10.4.1 Navigation System Play an Important Role in the Mobility of UGVS
10.5 Power System
10.5.1 The Batteries Used in UGVS are Made Up of Materials Such as Nickle Cadmium, Nickle Metal Hybrid, Or Lithium Ion
10.6 Others
10.6.1 The Batteries Used in UGVS are Made Up of Materials Such as Nickle Cadmium, Nickle Metal Hybrid, Or Lithium Ion

11 Unmanned Ground Vehicle Market, By Application
11.1 Introduction
11.2 Military
11.2.1 Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (ISR) UGVS are Mainly Utilized in the Military Sector to Provide Battlefield Intelligence
11.2.2 Search & Rescue Search & Rescue is Expected to Witness High Adoption During the Forecast Period
11.2.3 Combat Support Combat Support is Expected to Grow at the Highest CAGR During the Forecast Period
11.2.4 Transportation Transportation Robots Increase the Speed of Operations By Reducing the Ratio of Support Personnel to Combat Troops
11.2.5 Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD)
11.2.6 Mine Clearance Mine Reconnaissance and Area Clearance Operations are Done Using UGVS
11.2.7 Firefighting Firefighting Robots are Increasingly Being Used to Address Fire Situations to Avoid Casualties
11.2.8 Others
11.3 Law Enforcement
11.3.1 The Increase in the Number of Terrorist Activities has Resulted in the Use of UGVS
11.4 Federal Law Enforcement
11.4.1 UGVS are Used Extensively By Federal Law Enforcement for Dangerous Missions and Have Resulted in Saving Countless Lives
11.5 Commercial
11.5.1 Oil & Gas The Oil & Gas Industry is One of the Many Industries Which Employ UGVS to Increase Their Productivity and Ensure Safety
11.5.2 Firefighting Robots are Increasingly Being Used to Address Accidents Caused By Fire and Prevent Casualties
11.5.3 CBRN Protective Action Taken to Prevent Interaction With CBRN Agents, Mitigation of CBRN Situations, and Containment of CBRN Agents are Done Using UGVS
11.5.4 Physical Security Autonomous Robots are Used for Physical Security
11.5.5 Agriculture The Use of UGVS in the Agriculture Sector Help Boost Productivity
11.5.6 Domestic UGVS are Used in Various Household Chores Including Vacuum Cleaning, Gutter Cleaning, Land Mowing, and Pool Cleaning

12 Regional Analysis

13 Competitive Landscape
13.1 Introduction
13.2 Brand Analysis
13.3 Competitive Situations and Trends
13.3.1 Contracts
13.3.2 New Product Launches
13.3.3 Partnerships & Joint Ventures
13.4 Competitive Leadership Mapping
13.4.1 Visionary Leaders
13.4.2 Innovators
13.4.3 Dynamic Differentiators
13.4.4 Emerging Companies
13.5 Competitive Benchmarking
13.5.1 Strength of Product Portfolio ( 25 Players)
13.5.2 Business Strategy Excellence (25 Players)

14 Company Profiles

  • Aselsan A.S.
  • Autonomous Solutions, Inc.
  • BAE Systems
  • Boston Dynamics
  • Clearpath Robotics
  • Cobham PLC
  • Dok-Ing D.O.O.
  • ECA Group
  • Endeavor Robotics
  • General Dynamics Corporation
  • Harris Corporation
  • Howe & Howe Technologies, Inc.
  • ICOR Technology
  • iRobot Corp
  • Leonardo Drs
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Magforce International
  • Nexter Group
  • Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Oshkosh Corporation
  • Qinetiq
  • Re2, Inc.
  • Reconrobotics
  • Rheinmetall AG
  • Roboteam
  • Superdroid Robots, Inc.

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