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Robot Operating System Market Size, Share & Industry Analysis By Robot Type (Articulated Robots, SCARA Robots, Parallel Robots, Collaborative Robots), By End-Use Industry (Automotive,Food & Beverages, Aerospace & Defence, Healthcare, Others) And Regional Forecast 2023-2030

Region : Global | Report ID: FBI106504 | Status : Ongoing



Robot operating system (ROS) is a framework and set of tools for building robot applications. ROS is driving the future of robotics in industry, in the enterprise and for developers. Earlier robotic researcher and robot designer were engaged in designing the embedded software within a robot. In robotic operating system, Ubuntu is used as a primary platform, owing to flexibility and user-friendliness. Also, ROS helps open-source community of engineers, developers to design and built robots better, more accessible and available to everyone. Additionally, the market is fragmented owing to presence of large number of players across market and intense competition among them, which fuels the market growth. Owing to these advantages, demand for robot operating system is growing among automotive, food & beverages, aerospace & defense and others, which is expected to propel the growth of the market.

Robot operating system is significantly used in industrial automation process, as it provides standard operating system services as well as high-level functionalities in industrial automation process. Furthermore, the market is expanding into new areas, as small and medium-sized industries (SMEs) are implementing automation process which creates huge demand for robots. Also, multiple vendors are engaged in development of small-capacity and cost-effective solutions which will enable the penetration of robots into various sectors. Furthermore, rise in investment by SMEs in automation process is expected to fuel the growth of robot operating system market. In addition, growing implementation of combined modular robots and increasing research and development funds for industry automation process are the factors propelling the growth of the robot operating system market.


The COVID-19 had unprecedented impact on the automotive, manufacturing, healthcare, and retail sector. Due to pandemic, many organizations faced several challenges, such as shortage of components, ensuring optimal business operations and managing the health of the workforce. The pandemic had significant impact on robot operating systems market. Robot operating systems helped healthcare sector across the globe as it executes tasks with high accuracy to perform surgeries. During the pandemic period, many automotive and food & beverages industries were closed. Over the period of time, limited workforces were allowed to work in plants. In order to recover the backlog orders robot operating systems is significantly used in manufacturing industries. The use of robotic operating systems allows manufacturing industries to meet customers demand on time with high accuracy. Thus, it is analyzed that post COVID-19, demand for robot operating systems has significantly increased among end-users across the globe and it is expected to drive the market during forecast period.


The report will cover following key insights:

  • Micro Macro Economic Indicators

  • Drivers, Restraints, Trends and Opportunities

  • Business Strategies Adopted by the Players

  • Impact of COVID-19 on Robot Operating System Market

  • Consolidated SWOT Analysis of Key Players


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Asia Pacific is expected hold the largest market share in the global market. Increasing adoption of automation process by manufacturing industries is anticipated to boost the demand for robot operating system across the region. Countries such as Japan, South Korea, China, and Thailand are engaged in manufacturing of industrial and commercial robots. Moreover, in China and India, adoption rate of digital technologies and robotics is significantly high, owing to huge deployment in the automotive and electronic sector. In addition, presence of adequate number of market vendors is propelling the demand for robot operating systems in the region.

Europe is anticipated to have prominent growth during forecast period. European Union (EU) Commission to propose rules on artificial intelligence and robotics in automotive industry to provide standard level of safety and security for customers. For instance, in October 2019, the U.K. government has announced USD 43.37 million funding for robotic research. Such funding is fueling the market growth in the region. Additionally, presence of major market players such as ABB, KUKA AG, Rethink Robotics GmbH, and Universal Robotics among others in the region intensify the competition among them and helps in generating revenue in the region.


The report will include the profiles of key players such as ABB, Fanuc Corporation, KUKA AG, iRobot Technologies, Omron Corporation, Husarion, Inc., Denso, Microsoft Corporation, Universal Robotics, Clearpath Robotics, Rethink Robotics GmbH, Yaskawa Electronic Corporation, and others.

Key players in the market like ABB, Fanuc Corporation, KUKA AG, NCR Corporation, and Omron Corporation etc. are entering into strategic partnerships and collaborations to expand the business. Market players are focused on partnership, new product launch and product enhancement in existing product to accelerate market growth.




By Robot Type

  • Articulated Robots

  • SCARA Robots

  • Parallel Robots

  • Collaborative Robots

By End-Use Industry

  • Automotive

  • Food & Beverages

  • Aerospace & Defence

  • Healthcare

  • Others

By Geography

  • North America (U.S., Canada, and Mexico)

  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, Benelux, Nordics and Rest of Europe)

  • Asia Pacific (China, India, Japan, South Korea, ASEAN, Oceania and Rest of Asia Pacific)

  • Middle East & Africa (Turkey, Israel, GCC, North Africa, South Africa and Rest of MEA)

  • South America (Brazil, Argentina and Rest of South America)


  • September 2021 – ABB launched FlexBuffer robotic work cell. It is useful for food and beverage, healthcare, retails, and consumer goods supply chain operations. FlexBuffer performs various tasks such as buffering, storage, sequencing, and order consolidation.

  • May 2019 – Fanuc Corporation partnered with Sepro Group to meet increasing demand for robot IMM packages. This partnership will help Fanuc Corporation to use Cartesian robots for the plastics industry.

  • Ongoing
  • 2022
  • 2019-2021


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