Such as lifelike humanoid robots, extremely flexible software robots, underwater robots that challenge the deep sea, "eaves and walls" climbing robots, fast sorting robots, infinitely powerful handling robots, warm and caring robots, and A new generation of “Zeying” four-legged robot that is not afraid of kicking ... Now, with the rapid development of the robot industry, a variety of robots have been born one after another. The robot category is becoming richer and richer, and the market value continues to upgrade. Industrial transformation and people's daily lives have brought tremendous help.
From 2013 to 2017, it was the "golden five years" of the development of China's robot industry. According to statistics from relevant data, in just five years, the scale of China's robot industry has continued to expand, with an average growth rate of up to 30%. By 2018, China's robot market has reached 8.5 billion US dollars, and the industry ecology is booming. However, under the positive situation of rapid growth, some negative signals have gradually emerged.
Public data show that from January to February 2019, the cumulative growth rate of China's industrial robot output showed a negative growth; the National Bureau of Statistics data showed that the total output of industrial robots fell by 9.1% in the first 9 months of this year. 19.3%. Globally, the industrial robot industry has also experienced negative growth or a decline in production.
Three directions of robot industry transformation
Although China's robot industry has developed rapidly, the output has increased rapidly, and the market size has also rapidly increased, but fundamentally, many robot companies do not have the core technical advantages and strong brand influence, and more are making a fuss about price and publicity. There are not many real robot products, and leading companies are relatively scarce. Obviously, it is difficult to compete with well-known foreign brands, and from the perspective of industrial development, it is not a long-term solution.
For now, the key constraints of China's robotic industry's leapfrogging development still exist. For example, chip technology is constrained by people, key parts are quite dependent on foreign supply, and some virtual simulation and test software also need to be imported. Of course, global division of labor and industrial chain cooperation are necessary, but we still need to master many core technologies in order to improve the industry ’s voice and promote the sustainable development of the entire industry.
Therefore, industry experts said that 2019 is very important for the domestic robot industry, or it will become the "year of transformation" of the Chinese robot industry. So, how to transform the domestic robot industry?
One is the capital shift, which promotes social capital to increase investment in the robot manufacturing industry to avoid the tendency to foam; the second is the upgrading of quality. In the process of industry reshuffle, it abandons the pursuit of "quantity" and pays attention to the investment in "quality". Focus on improving the enterprise's technological innovation strength and core technology reserves; Third, deepen the subdivision of the field, not blindly pursuing comprehensive development, but focusing on market demand, looking for opportunities from the subdivision field, seeking breakthroughs, and creating differentiated advantages for enterprises.
A new outbreak is in the making
At present, the new generation of information technology such as artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, and 5G is developing rapidly, and is accelerating the commercialization. The global network, digitalization, and intelligent development are unstoppable. As the main landing scenario of intelligent development and the key driving force for promoting intelligent manufacturing, once the robot industry completes an important transformation, it will surely usher in a new round of market explosion.
On the one hand, the data shows that the current average global robot density is only 0.85%. By 2030, it is not impossible to further increase the robot penetration rate to 30%. Robot density still has huge potential for improvement; on the other hand, the global population is aging and the labor force Factors such as the rapid increase in costs and the acceleration of the transformation and upgrading of the manufacturing industry have also become more prominent. There is a lot of room for growth in the robot market.
Specifically, with the development of technology and the maturity of the industry, the subdivision of robots continues to increase and the scope of applications continues to expand. It is accelerating the extension from the industrial field to the service field. Medical robots, rescue robots, security robots, educational robots, cooking robots, cleaning robots, etc., a series of new products have sprung up and penetrated into all walks of life. Among them, the application prospects of warehousing, cleaning, security, medical and other robots in China are particularly worth looking forward to.
Therefore, as long as the core technology of domestic robots is guaranteed and the user experience continues to improve, it will inevitably be more welcomed by the market. By then, China's robot industry will not only be more competitive internationally, but also better participate in global industrial chain cooperation. This is a win-win situation for the development of the world's robot industry.