Current situation of intelligent robot industry
Driven by market demand, the application scope of robots is expanding into new fields. On the one hand, industrial robots are not only widely used in the traditional automobile and metal processing industry, but also set off a new upsurge in the application of 3C electronics industry. On the other hand, service robots in the fields of family, education and medical care have been increasingly rich in functions and widely used.
Notably, the focus of the global intelligent robot market is shifting from Europe and the US to the Asia-Pacific region. The region is set to overtake Europe as the world's largest market by 2020, with its share rising from 19 per cent in 2015 to 57 per cent, according to ABI Research, a UK-based consultancy.
Meanwhile, the potential of China's service robot market is being rapidly unleashed, with growth rates of more than 25 percent and 15 percent, respectively. China is likely to become the world's largest consumer market for intelligent robots in the future under the influence of a number of factors, including declining demographic dividend, rising disposable income and trade frictions between China and the United States.
Analysis of problems in intelligent robot industry
China's cutting-edge robotics technology has yet to take a global lead.
Robots are the product of interdisciplinary and high-tech cross integration. As an industrial country that emerges only after being attacked, China is relatively weak on an industrial basis. In the robot industry, the upstream core components directly affect the performance of the robot, accounting for more than 70% of the cost of the body, but China still relies on imports of core components. At the same time, China's robot cutting-edge technology has not achieved a global leading position, compared with mature industrial robots abroad, there is still a big gap, the high-end market is seriously missing.
2. Key technologies of service robots need to be broken through, and the application direction of b-end market is not clear yet.
At present, service robots are positioned as the basic key equipment to meet the improvement of human life quality in China, and some artificial intelligence technologies have reached the international leading level. However, from the perspective of market demand, the existing robot products cannot meet the intelligent needs of users. Key technologies such as human-computer interaction, flexible control, functional bionics and intelligent perception seriously restrict the development of service robots.
3. The product price is expensive, and the function security and information security are difficult to guarantee, leading to the question of the purchase of service robots.
There are relatively few service robot enterprises with mass production in China, because it is difficult to produce in large scale and reduce product cost. The C-end market is very sensitive to product price and the price threshold is high, making it difficult for service robot to enter the era of mass consumption.
4. Lack of industry standards and mixed products
The development of the robotics industry must have a standard system that corresponds to it. At present, in order to guide the healthy development of the robot industry, China has promulgated and formulated more than 100 national standards and related national standards for robots.
Domestic robot technology has developed rapidly, however, the application field change is big, cycle is long, establishing national standards usually need 2 ~ 3 years, but the existing standards are main active service robot industrial robots, market and application in specific areas of special robot cannot find the corresponding standard as a quality evaluation basis, obviously lagging behind the market current situation of the development of standards process.
China's existing robot standards are mainly mandatory safety certification, lack of product function certification, resulting in some local and enterprise standards are not in place; Meanwhile, the industry standard punishment is not enough, and the price of surrounding standard is not high, which directly leads to the mixed quality of domestic robot products.
As one of the robot of the world's largest market, China in 2017, 1.05 billion of the size of the market as the starting point, in the domestic factors such as policy, technology, market demand under the stimulus of rapid development of intelligent robot market average annual growth remained stable, considering the change of market overall size and growth rate of fluctuations, China will achieve large-scale business within the next decade.