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Business: 45-938: Marketing Project Course on Robotics: Start

Market research


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.

Market analysis: Frost & Sullivan database

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:

  • Futuretech Alerts. Biologically Inspired Robots
  • North American Pneumatic Actuators Market

Some of the reports are read-only - if you need the .pdf, I can get it for you - just email.

Industry overviews: Robotics business reports

Robotics Business Review - premier robotics business publication: industry reports, news, directories.

2015 World Robotics Industrial Robots and 2015 World Robotics Service Robots - Statistics, Market Analysis,Forecasts, Case Studies and Profitability of Robot Investment


Find companies that can be your target market, or your competitors:

Statistics: Robotics industry data

(Also see the World Robotics reports at left.)

Industry news coverage: trade publications

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.