To assess the market for robotic actuators, you will do primary research (interviews, surveys) and secondary research (reports, statistics, articles.) This guide will help you do the secondary research.
Frost & Sullivan provides detailed analysis on all technology markets. In the search box at the top right of the screen, experiment with keywords - I used: actuator and robot - and found numerous reports, such as:
Some of the reports are read-only - if you need the .pdf, I can get it for you - just email.
Find companies that can be your target market, or your competitors:
(Also see the World Robotics reports at left.)
Below: several recent articles in the Business Source Premier database - from trade publications - on robotics and actuators. These provide news on competitors and market conditions. You can further limit the search in the side bar, or add keywords. If you need more of the same, you could also try ABI/INFORM or LexisNexis.