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Snake Robots Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2015 to 2021

Oct 11, 2015 | 465 Pages | WinterGreen Research | Machines

The snake robots market is set to expand considerably in the future. This comes from next generation units offering movement & access devices that are helpful and distinctive across different industries. Target markets are for limited spaces. Confined spaces are present owing to the inability to dismantle constituents.

Confined spaces are present in nuclear reactors in which injurious radiations are emitted. Roads, buildings, pipelines, and other man-made constructions also possess confined spaces. Snake robots are self-controlled transportable extensions & instruments to existing systems. They bank on hardware & software technologies. 

Snake robots are utilized in surgeries and help gain access to tiny spaces, aeroplane wings, etc. They can reach places other products can’t.  Snake robots considerably enhance conventional open surgeries by turning minimally invasive access ports to one. The ability of these robots to penetrate places, earlier deemed impenetrable, augurs well for the snake robots market and steers market revenues. 

Demand for these devices across the healthcare industry also propels major market sales. During surgeries, snake robots offer access to initial ports chosen by doctors. The aging U.S. and global populations have prompted the demand for these instruments. They are susceptible to chronic illnesses and often require snake robots during surgeries. 

Intuitive surgical is a snake robots market segment that leads on the basis of technological developments. It has attained market penetration for colorectal surgeries in the United States. Surgical organizations are expected to expand their reach via acquirement of smaller firms. The market is marked by technological innovations. 

Snake robots are highly fascinating and assist minimally invasive surgeries take the place of open surgeries. They assist doctors in executing complicated surgical procedures and also involve on-board visualization. The skilled movements of smart robots arise from automated connections to concentric systems. 

By utilizing a patented ‘chase the leader’ approach with varying states, these products can be administered into differing shapes via comparative references of their linkages. Increased demand for robotic surgical procedures demanding accuracy & efficiency also drive the snake robots market. 

Chronic ailments among the young populace and demand for state-of-the-art technologies to ensure fast patient recovery & safe minimally invasive surgeries also support the market.
 Table of contents

Snake Robots Executive Summary	38
Snake Robot Market Driving Forces	38
Snake Robots Market Shares	49
Snake Robot Market Forecasts	51

1. Snake Robots Market Description and Market Dynamics 53	
1.1	Snake Robots Automate Process	53
1.2	Modsnake Robots	54
1.2.1  Modsnake Robots Support Human Workers	55
1.3	Snakelike Robots Slither over Rough Landscape	56
1.4	Snake Robots Locomote	56
1.5	Serpentine Robot Applications	57
1.5.1  Seizing the Robotics Opportunity	58
1.5.2  Modular Self-Reconfiguring Robotic Systems	59
1.6	Mobile Robotics	59
1.7	Next Generation Snake Robotics	61

2. Snake Robots Market Shares and Market Forecasts	62
2.1	Snake Robot Market Driving Forces	62
2.2	Snake Robots Market Shares	73
2.2.1  HiBot / Hirose Fukushima Lab ACM	76
2.2.2  OC Robotics Snake-Arm for Aircraft Assembly	78
2.2.3  Sarcos Snake Robot Magnetic Track	79
2.2.4  Sarcos Robot Inspection Of Ship Ballast Tanks	80
2.2.5  Medrobotics Minimally Invasive Equipment Surgical Robots	80
2.2.6  Medrobotics Positioning	81
2.2.7  Medrobotics highly articulated robotic probes	81
2.2.8	SINTEF Robot Snakes Climb Pipes	84
2.3  Snake Robot Market Forecasts	84
2.3.1	Industrial, Medical, and Military Snake Robot Market Segment Forecasts 90	
2.3.2	Nuclear, Oil & Gas Snake Robots Markets	95
2.3.3	Construction and Mining Snake Robots Market	99
2.3.1	Surgery Snake Robots Market Forecasts	102
2.3.2	Medical Surgical Snake Robot Market Forecasts	104
2.3.3	Military Snake Robot Market Forecasts	105
2.3.4	Aerospace Snake Robot Market Forecasts	107
2.3.5	Confined Space and High Wire Snake Robot Market Forecasts	113
2.4  Snake Robot Prices	116
2.4.1	Inaccessible Spaces - OC Robotics	116
2.4.2	Medrobotics	116
2.5  Snake Robots Regional Market Analysis	118

3. Snake Robot Product Description	121
3.1  OC Robotics	121
3.1.1	OC Robotics Addresses Confined Space Problem	121
3.1.2	OC Robotics LaserSnake for Decommissioning Complex Structures In Hazardous, Confined Nuclear Environments	124
3.1.3	OC Robotics Snake-Arm Robots For Aircraft Assembly	126
3.1.4	OCRobotics Snake Robot Aerospace Applications	128
3.1.5	OCRobotics Snake-Arm Tools	129
3.1.6	OCRobotics Aerospace Applications	131
3.1.7	OC Robotics Snake-Arms For Security	134
3.1.8	OC Robotics Snake-Arms for Construction	135
3.1.9	OC Robotics Snake-Arms for Industrial Application	136
3.1.10	OC Robotics The Explorer Range	137
3.1.11	OC Robotics Snake-Arm Control	142
3.1.12	OC Robotics Snake-Arm Simulator	143
3.1.13	OC Robotics Snake-Arm for Aircraft Assembly	143
3.1.14	OC Robotics Extender Snake Range Of –Motion Robots Reach The Unreachable	144	
3.1.15	OC Robotics Snake-Arm –	148
3.1.16	OC Robotics	149
3.1.17	OC Energy & Environment Robotics	150
3.2  Sarcos Guardian S Snake Robot	152
3.2.1	Sarcos Snake Robot Magnetic Track	157
3.2.2	Sarcos Guardian S Snake Robot Climbing Ferromagnetic Surface Pole 158 
 3.2.3  Sarcos Guardian S Snake Robot Camera Applications		161
3.2.4  Sarcos Guardian S Snake Robot Ship Systems Inspection Applications 163				
3.2.5  Sarcos Robot Inspection Of Ship Ballast Tanks		163
3.2.6  Sarcos Robotic Arm For Inspecting On Board Water Tanks	164
3.2.7  Sarcos Guardian S Snake Robot Traverse Capabilities		168
3.3  Medrobotics Technology			169
3.3.1  Medrobotics Flex® Retractor			171
3.3.2  Medrobotics Flexible Robot Platform		172
3.3.3  Medrobotics Snakelike Robots for Oropharynx, Hypopharynx and	 Larynx Surgery 173				
3.4  University of Michigan All-Terrain Robotics:		176
3.4.1  University of Michigan Mobile Robotics Lab Omnitread	180
3.4.2	OmniTread Robot Snakes	182
3.5	Applied Robotics Technologies, LLC	184
3.5.1  The FLEXnav Proprioceptive Position Estimation (PPE) System	184
3.5.2  Applied Robotics Technologies Pricing	185
3.5.3	Heuristic Drift Reduction for Gyros in Vehicle Tracking Applications 186
3.5.4  Applied Robotics Technologies Key Benefits	189
3.5.5  Applied Robotics Technologies Pricing	189
3.6	NASA Robotic Snakes	189
3.7	Canadian Robotics Ltd.	190
3.8	Japan Guru World-Class Snake Robotics	190
3.9	Hibot Thesbot	191
3.9.1	Hibot Pipetron	192
3.9.2	HiBot Expliner	192
3.9.3	HiBot ACM-R4H	194
3.9.4	HiBot ACM-R5	194
3.9.5  Hibot ACM-R5 Amphibious Robosnake	196
3.9.6  HiBot Japanese Snake Robot	197
3.9.7  Maintaining High Voltage Transmission Lines Using Robotics	199
3.9.8  Hydro-Quebec Research Institute (IREQ)LineScout tele-operated	
obstacle crossing system	199
3.9.9	HiBot Expliner	200
3.9.10	America’s Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Autonomous	Version	200	
3.10	Tesla Unveils Snakelike Robot Charger for Electric Cars	201
3.11	Unifire Robotic Nozzles		202
3.11.1	Unifire Advanced, Fully Automatic Robotic Nozzle System	208
3.12 University of Southampton.	210
3.13 CCTV Inspection	210

4. Snake Robot Technology	212
4.1	Actuated Joints In A Tight Volume	212
4.2	OC Robotics	213
4.2.1  OC Robotics Develops Snake-Arm Robots For Confined Spaces	214
4.2.2  OC Robotics Snake Arm Actuator Pack	216
4.2.3  OC Robotics Snake Arm	217
4.2.4	OC Robotics Tool	217
4.2.5  OC Robotics Confined Space Piece Manipulation	218
4.2.6  OC Robotics Confined Space Reach	219
4.3	OC Robotics Snake-Arm Robot Basics	221
4.3.1  OC Robotics Snake Robot Curvature –	225
4.3.2  OC Robotics Protective Skins	227
4.3.3  OC Robotics Manages Hazardous Environments –	228
4.3.4	OC Robotics Software - SoftSnake	229
4.3.5	OC Robotics PipeSnake	230
4.3.6  OC Robotics Snake-Arm Robots Aircraft Assembly	234
4.4	CISST ERC Snake Robot	239
4.5	Bio-Robotics Lab	240
4.6	Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute	243
4.7	Sintef	244
4.7.1  Sintef Aiko Snake Robot With Electric Motors	246
4.8	NTNU and SINTEF in Norway World-Class Snake Robotics	248
4.8.1	Sintef Anna Konda	248
4.8.2  Anna Konda Firefighting Snakebot	254
4.8.3	Sintef Aiko	257
4.8.4	Sintef Pneumosnake	258
4.8.5	Sintef PiKo	259
4.8.6	Sintef Climbing Robot	262
4.8.7	Sintef Robot Learning	264
4.8.8  Department of Engineering Cybernetics at NTNU Pneumosnake –Snake Robot With Pneumatic Bellows	265
4.9  Hirose Fukushima Lab ACM Land and Amphibious Robot Snake	268
4.9.1  Hirose Fukushima Lab ACM-R5 Control System	269
4.9.2  Hirose Fukushima Lab ACM Slim Slime Robot	270
4.9.3  Hirose Fukushima Lab Pneumatically-Driven Slime Robot	272
4.9.4  Hirose-Fukushima Lab at Tokyo Institute of Technology Amphibious Snake Robot - ACM-R5	281
4.10 DrGavin S7 Snake Robot Rectilinear Locomotion	282
4.10.1	Nottingham Trent University	286
4.11 Israeli Army Deploys Robot Snakes	287
4.11.1 Israeli Military Develops Robot Snake Bomb Hirose Fukushima Lab	289
4.12 Merlin Robotics, Nottingham Trent University Robot Snake Dance	292
4.13 Snake Bot at Carnegie Mellon	293
4.13.1 Carnegie Mellon Conforming Loop	295
4.14 CardioArm Biomedicine Snakelike Robots for Heart Surgery	298
4.14.1 Snake Robot Helps Wounded Soldiers	301
4.15 Hughes Aircraft R7 Early Robotic Snake	303
4.16	British 'Serpentine Spy'	304
4.17 IDF Spy Robot Snake	305
4.18 ASA Snake-bot VS InnoSTAR	306
4.19	Applied Robotics Technologies, LLC	307

5. Snake Robots Company Profiles	310
5.1	Applied Robotics Technologies, LLC	310
5.2	Fanuc	310
5.2.1	FANUC Corporation	320
5.2.2	Fanuc Revenue	322
5.2.3  Fanuc Joint Venture With General Electric in the FA field	324
5.3	HiBot	325
5.3.1  HiBot Inspects High-Voltage Transmission Lines	325
5.3.2	HiBot Snake Robot	325
5.4	Kawasaki Robotics	326
5.5	Kuka		328
5.5.1	KUKA Dominant Customer Segment, Automotive Industry	329
5.5.2	Kuka Revenue			331
5.5.3	Kuka Competition			334
5.5.4	Kuka Innovative Technology			336
5.5.5	Kuka Well Positioned With A Broad Product Portfolio In Markets With Attractive Growth Prospects			337
5.5.6	Kuka Strategy			337
5.5.7	Kuka Corporate Policy			339
5.5.8	Kuka Customers			345
5.5.9	KUKA Acquires 51% of Reis Robotics		347
5.5.10	Kuka Positioning in Robotics and Systems		348
5.6  Medrobotics			351
5.6.1	Medrobotics Closes On $10 Million Financing		353
5.6.2	Medrobotics Several Generations Of Snake Robot Platforms	354
5.6.3	Medrobotics Advances Clinical Development of Snake Robot for Surgery	354				
5.6.4	Medrobotics Positioning			355
5.6.5	Medrobotics Cardiac Surgery Gold Standard		355
5.6.6	Medrobotics Snake Robot Technologies For Use In A Wide Range Of
Surgical And Interventional Applications			357
5.6.7	Medrobotics Technology & Research Center		359
5.7  Mitsubishi			360
5.7.1	Mitsubishi Electric Corp.			361
5.8  OC Robotics			363
5.8.1	OC Robotics Technology & Innovation		364
5.8.2	OC Robotics Robots Extend Reach Of Manual Process		366
5.8.3  OC Robotics A CANDU Snake-Arm Robot		367
5.8.4  OC Robotics Snake-Arm Robots			368
5.9  Sarcos Corp			370
5.9.1  Sarcos Dexterous, Tele-Operated Robotic Systems		371
5.9.2  Sarcos Snake Robot Unmanned Ground Vehicle		372
5.9.3  Sarcos Robots Inspection of Ballast Tanks on Ships		374
5.9.4  Sarcos Guardian S Robotic Systems Replace Current Dangerous And	Expensive Inspections			375
5.10 Sintef			376
5.11 Tesla			377
5.12 Tokyo Institute of Technology Research Laboratories		380
5.12.1 Tokyo Institute of Technology / Hirose Fukushima Lab ACM	382
5.12.2 Hirose Fukushima Lab ACM Hibot		382
5.13 Unifire			383
5.14 University of Michigan Mobile Robotics Lab Omnitread		385
5.15 Yaskawa			388
5.15.1 Yaskawa Revenue			389
5.15.2 Yaskawa Business			391
5.15.3 YASKAWA Electric Motion Control		392
5.15.4 YASKAWA Electric Robotics			393
5.15.5 YASKAWA Electric System Engineering		393
5.15.6 YASKAWA Electric Information Technology		393
5.15.7 Yaskawa / Motoman			393
5.15.8 Yaskawa Motoman			394
5.16 Selected Robot Companies			395
5.16.1 Selected Robot Companies			422
5.17 Selected List of University and Research Snake Robots	452
List of Tables and Figures
Table ES-1	39
Snake Robot Market Driving Forces	39
Table ES-2	40
Confined Spaces That Need Snake Shapes To Achieve Access	40
Figure ES-3	40
Snake-Arm Robot Controls	40
Figure ES-4	46
Nose Following Snake Robots	46
Figure ES-5	46
OC Robotics Snake-Arm Simulator	46
Table ES-6	48
Confined Spaces	48
Figure ES-7	50
Snake Robots Market Shares, Dollars, Worldwide, 2014	50
Figure ES-8	52
Snake Robot Market Forecasts, Dollars, Worldwide, 2015-2021	52
Figure 1-1	54
Mod Snake Robots Snake Robots Are Different.	54
Table 1-2	58
Serpentine Robot Applications	58
Table 2-1	62
Snake Robot Market Driving Forces	62
Table 2-2	63
Confined Spaces That Need Snake Shapes To Achieve Access	63
Figure 2-3	64
Snake-Arm Robot Controls	64
Figure 2-4	70
Nose Following Snake Robots	70
Figure 2-5	70
OC Robotics Snake-Arm Simulator	70
Table 2-6	72
Confined Spaces	72
Figure 2-7	74
Snake Robots Market Shares, Dollars, Worldwide, 2014	74
Figure 2-8	75
Snake Robots Market Shares, Dollars, Worldwide, 2014	75
Figure 2-9	76
HiBot Inspection of High-Voltage Power Lines	76
Figure 2-10	77
HiBot Balances on High-Voltage Power Lines	77
Figure 2-11	83
Medrobotics Snake Robot for Surgery	83
Figure 2-12	85
Snake Robot Market Forecasts, Dollars, Worldwide, 2015-2021	85
Table 2-13	86
Snake Robot Markets, Dollars, Worldwide, 2015-2021	86
Figure 2-14	87
HiBot  87	
Figure 2-15	88
Snake Robots Total Market Forecasts, Units, Worldwide,	88
2015-2021	88
Table 2-16	89
Snake Robot Market Shipments, Units, Worldwide, 2015-2021	89
Figure 2-17	91
Industrial Snake Robot Total Market Forecasts Dollars, Worldwide, 2015-2021 91
Figure 2-18	92
Snake Robots Market Industry Segments, Energy, Construction, Mining,	
Aerospace, Confined Space and High Wire, Dollars, Worldwide, 2015-2021	92
Figure 2-19	93
Snake Robots Market Segments, Dollars, Worldwide, 2015-2021	93
Figure 2-20	94
Snake Robots Market Segments, Percent, Worldwide, 2015-2021	94
Figure 2-21	95
Nuclear, Oil & Gas Snake Robots Market Forecasts, Dollars, Worldwide, 2015-2021 95
Figure 2-22	97
Nuclear and Oil & Gas Snake Robot Total Market Forecasts Dollars, Worldwide,
2015-2021	97
Figure 2-23	99
Construction and Mining Snake Robots Market Forecasts, Units, Worldwide,	
2015-2021	99
Figure 2-24	100
Construction and Mining Snake Robot Market Forecasts Dollars, Worldwide,	
2015-2021	100
Figure 2-25	103
Surgery Snake Robots Market Forecasts, Units, Worldwide, 2015-2021	103
Figure 2-26	104
Medical Surgical Snake Robot Market Forecasts Dollars, Worldwide, 2015-2021
104	
Figure 2-27	105
Military Snake Robots Market Forecasts, Units, Worldwide, 2015-2021	105
Figure 2-28			106
Military Snake Robot Market Forecasts Dollars, Worldwide, 2015-2021	106
Figure 2-29			107
Aerospace Snake Robots Market Forecasts, Dollars, Worldwide, 2015-2021	107
Figure 2-30			109
Aerospace Snake Robot Total Market Forecasts Dollars, Worldwide, 2015-2021
109				
Table 2-31			111
Aerospace Snake Robot Functions			111
Table 2-32			112
Snake Robots Adopt Capabilities Of Industrial Robots		112
Figure 2-33			113
Confined Space / High Wire Snake Robots Market Forecasts, Units, Worldwide,
2015-2021			113
Figure 2-34			114
Confined Space and High Wire Snake Robot Market Forecasts Dollars,		
Worldwide, 2015-2021			114
Figure 2-35			118
Snake Robots Regional Market Segments, Dollars, 2014		118
Table 2-36			119
Snake Robots Regional Market Segments, 2014		119
Table 3-1			122
Snake-Arm Robot Solution Profile			122
Table 3-2			123
OC Robotics Confined Space Target Markets		123
Figure 3-3			124
OC Robotics LaserSnake			124
Figure 3-4			126
OC Robotics Snake-Arm Robots For Aircraft Assembly	126
Table 3-5	130
OCRobotics Snake-Arm Tools Features	130
Table 3-6	131
OCRobotics Interchangeable End Effectors	131
Table 3-7	132
OCRobotics Snake Arm Aerospace Applications	132
Table 3-8	133
OCRobotics Snake Arm Aerospace Tasks That Could Be Considered For Aircraft
Manufacture	133
Figure 3-9	134
OC Robotics Snake-arms for security	134
Figure 3-10	135
OC Robotics Snake-Arms for Construction	135
Figure 3-11	136
Figure 3-12		137
OC Robotics Explorer Range		137
Figure 3-13		138
OC Robotics Explorer Range User Interface	138
Figure 3-14		139
OC Robotics Explorer Range Actuator Pack	139
Figure 3-15		140
OC Robotics Explorer Range Snake Arm		140
Figure 3-16		141
OC Robotics Explorer Arm Extensions		141
Figure 3-17		145
OC Robotics Extender Snake Range Of –Motion	145
Figure 3-18	146
OC Robotics Extender Models and Payloads	146
Figure 3-18 (Continued)	147
OC Robotics Extender Models and Payloads	147
Figure 3-19	148
OC Robotics Arms in Confined Spaces	148
Figure 3-20	152
Sarcos Guardian S Snake Robot Container Maneuvering	152
Table 3-21	154
Sarcos Guardian S Snake Robot Target Markets	154
Figure 3-22	155
Sarcos Guardian S Snake Robot Exoskeleton	155
Figure 3-23	155
Sarcos Guardian S Snake Robot	156
Table 3-24	157
Snake Robot Magnetic Track Functions	157
Table 3-25	157
Snake Magnetic Robot Structures Tracked	157
Figure 3-26	158
Sarcos Guardian S Snake Robot Climbing Ferromagnetic Surface Pole	158
Table 3-27	159
Sarcos Guardian S Snake Robot Intelligence Applications	159
Table 3-28	160
Sarcos Guardian S Snake Robot Military Applications	160
Table 3-29	161
Sarcos Guardian S Snake Robot Camera Applications	161
Table 3-30	162
Sarcos Guardian S Snake Robot Counter-Mine Warfare Applications	162
Table 3-31			163
Sarcos Guardian S Snake Robot Ship Systems Inspection Applications	163
Figure 3-32			164
Sarcos Robot Inspection Of Ship Ballast Tanks On Board		164
Figure 3-33			166
Sarcos Ballast Water Tanks Inspections			166
Figure 3-34			168
Sarcos Guardian S Snake Robot Traverse Capabilities		168
Figure 3-35			171
Medrobotics Flex® Retractor			171
Figure 3-36			174
Medrobotics Snakelike Robot Tested for Heart Surgery		174
Table 3-37			175
Medrobotics Medical Field Target Markets		175
Table 3-38			176
University of Michigan Omnitread Innovations:		176
Figure 3-39			177
University of Michigan Omnitread			177
Table 3-40			178
University of Michigan Mobile Omnitread Robotic Motion Capabilities	178
Table 3-41			181
University of Michigan Mobile Robotics Lab Omnitread Robotic Motion		
Capabilities			181
Figure 3-42			182
Omnitread robot snakes			182
Figure 3-43			184
FLEXnav PPE System			184
Table 3-44		186
FLEXnav PPE System Features		186
Figure 3-45		188
Applied Robotics Technologies Typical Experimental Results: Position Errors After
120-160 M Travel On Moderately Rugged Terrain	188
Figure 3-46		191
HiBot Thesbot		191
Figure 3-47		192
HiBot  192			
Figure 3-48		193
HiBot Expliner		193
Figure 3-49		194
HiBot ACM-R4H		194
Figure 3-50		195
HiBot ACM-R5		195
Figure 3-51		196
Hibot ACM-R5 Amphibious Robosnake		196
Figure 3-52		197
Hibot ACM-R5 Amphibious Robosnake		197
Figure 3-53		201
Tesla Snake Robot Car Charger		201
Table 3-54		202
Unifire Robotic Nozzles		202
Figure 3-55		203
Unifire Nozzles Articulated Robots		203
Table 3-56		204
Robotic Nozzles Benefits		204
Table 3-57		206
Robotic Nozzles Applications		206
Figure 3-58		207
Unifire Robotic Nozzles		207
Figure 3-59		209
Unifire Networked Robotic Nozzle System	209
Figure 4-1		213
OC Robotics Snake-Arm Robots Remote Car Inspection	213
Figure 4-2		215
Robotics Develops Snake-Arm Robots For Confined Spaces	215
Figure 4-3		216
OC Robotics Actuator Pack		216
Figure 4-4		217
OC Robotics Snake Arm		217
Figure 4-5		218
OC Robotics Snake Robot Tool		218
Table 4-6		219
OC Robotics Able To Snake Into Cluttered Environments	219
Figure 4-7		220
OC Robotics Extend Robot Arms With Elbows	220
Figure 4-8		221
OC Robotics Snake-Arm Robot Basics		221
Figure 4-9		226
OC Robotics Snake Curvatures		226
Figure 4-10		227
OC Robotics Protective Skins		227
Figure 4-11		228
OC Robotics Arm Materials Allow For Radiation, Heat, Vacuum, Magnetic Fields,
And Operations In Explosive Atmospheres	228
Figure 4-12	230
OC Robotics Snake-Arm Robots Extend Reach Of The Human	230
Figure 4-13	232
OC Robotics PipeSnake	232
Figure 4-14	233
OC Robotics Snake Robot Angle of Curvature	233
Figure 4-15	236
OC Robotics Snake-Arm Robots Aircraft	236
Figure 4-16	237
OC Robotics Snake-Arm Robot Extender	237
Figure 4-17	238
OC Robotics Snake-Arm Robot Made Up Of A Large Number Of Segments	238
Figure 4-18	239
CISST ERC Snake Robot	239
Figure 4-19	240
Bio-Robotics Lab Snake Robots that Climb	240
Figure 4-20	241
Bio-Robotics Lab Snake Robot Climbing	241
Figure 4-21	243
Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute Door Opening Robot	243
Figure 4-22	244
Sintef Snake Robot Designed To Be Used To Put Out Fires	244
Figure 4-23	245
Sintef Anna Konda Robot Equipped With Nozzles	245
Figure 4-24	246
Sintef Aiko Snake Robot With Electric Motors	246
Figure 2-25	247
Sintef’s Snake Robot		247
Figure 4-26		249
Sintef Anna Konda		249
Table 4-27		250
Anna KondaTechnical data		250
Figure 4-28		252
Sintef’s Anna Konda Snake Robot		252
Table 4-29		254
Sintef’s Anna Konda Firefighting Snakebot	254
Table 4-30		255
SINTEF Firefighting Snakebot Components	255
Figure 4-31		256
Norwegian Company Sintef Anna Konda		256
Table 4-32		257
SINTEF Firefighting Snakebot Target Markets	257
Figure 4-33		257
Sintef Aiko		257
Table 4-34		258
SINTEF / NTNU Aiko Technical data		258
Figure 4-35		259
Sintef Pneumosnake		259
Figure 4-36		262
Sintef PiKo		262
Figure 4-37		263
Sintef PiKo Robot For Vertical Movement		263
Figure 4-38		265
Department of Engineering Cybernetics at NTNU Pneumosnake – Snake Robot
With Pneumatic Bellows		265
Table 4-39	266
Department of Engineering Cybernetics at NTNU Technical data	266
Table 4-40	267
NTNU / SINTEF Next Generation Robotics for Norwegian Industry	267
Figure 4-41	268
Hirose Fukushima Lab ACM-R5 - Amphibious Robot Snake	268
Figure 4-42	270
Hirose Fukushima Lab ACM Slim Slime Robot	270
Table 4-43	271
Slim Slime ACM Robot Features	271
Table 4-44	271
Hirose Fukushima Lab ACM Slim Slime Robot Applications	271
Figure 4-45	273
Hirose Fukushima Lab ACM Serpentine Propulsion	273
Figure 4-46	274
Hirose Fukushima Lab ACM xSlim Slime Robot With a Child	274
Figure 4-47	275
Hirose Fukushima Lab ACM Slim Slime Robot Module Construction	275
Figure 4-48	276
Tokyo Institute of Technology / Hirose Fukushima Lab ACM Snake Like Trackers
276	
Figure 4-49	277
Tokyo Institute of Technology / Hirose Fukushima Lab ACM Snake Like Creep Motion Of Snake, Pedal Waves Of Snail And Limpet, Lateral Rolling, And Pivot Turn 277
Figure 4-50		278
Hirose Fukushima Lab ACM Robot Snake Modular Construction	278
Figure 4-51		279
Snake Robot Hirose-Fukushima Lab at Tokyo Institute of Technology	279
Figure 4-52			280
Hirose-Fukushima Lab at Tokyo Institute of Technology ACM-R5		280
Figure 4-53			281
Robot Hirose-Fukushima Lab at Tokyo Institute of Technology Amphibious Snake
Robot - ACM-R5			281
Table 4-54			282
DrGavin S7 Rectilinear Locomotion Snake Robot		282
Figure 4-55			283
DrGavin S7 Sensor Suite That Includes Detectors		283
Figure 4-56			284
DrGavin S5 Robot Snake Control System Electronics Functional Diagram	284
Figure 4-57			285
DrGavin Robot Snake			285
Figure 4-58			286
Merlin Robotics / Nottingham Trent University Air Robot Snake		286
Figure 4-59			287
Israeli Army Deploys Robot Snakes			287
Figure 4-60			289
Israeli Army Bomb Hirose Fukushima Lab Robot Snakes		289
Figure 4-61			291
Israeli Snake Robot			291
Figure 4-62			292
Merlin Robotics, Nottingham Trent University Robot Snake Dance		292
Figure 4-63			293
Snake Bot at the Carnegie Mellon			293
Figure 4-64			293
Carnegie Mellon Modular Bot			293
Figure 4-65			294
Carnegie Mellon Modular Bot Tricycle Riding		294
Figure 4-66			296
Carnegie Mellon Obstacle Climbing			296
Figure 4-67			296
Carnegie Mellon Fence Climbing			296
Figure 4-68			297
Carnegie Mellon Stair Climbing			297
Figure 4-69			299
CardioArm Biomedicine Snakelike Robots for Heart Surgery		299
Figure 4-70			301
Snake Robot Helps Wounded Soldiers			301
Figure 4-70			303
Hughes Aircraft R7 Early Robotic Snake			303
Figure 4-71			304
British Military Reconnaissance Robot Can Be Dropped From A Helicopter	304
Figure 4-72			305
University of Southampton Anaconda Rubber Snake Generates Power From		
Waves 305				
Figure 4-73			306
InnoSTAR™ Robotic Kit			306
Figure 4-74			308
Applied Robotics Technologies, LLC Fiber Optic Gyros Function Of Rate Of		
Rotation And Temperature			308
Figure 5-1			313
Fanuc Welding Robot			313
Figure 5-2			315
Fanuc Industrial Robots			315
Figure 5-3		316
Fanuc Global Network		316
Figure 5-4		320
Fanuc’s Organization		320
Figure 5-5		323
Fanuc Revenue		323
Figure 5-6		324
Fanuc Revenue		324
Figure 5-7		338
Kuka Vision for Expansion of Robotic Markets	338
Figure 5-8		340
Kuka Customers		340
Figure 5-9		342
Kuka Regional (10) and Segment (7) Focus	342
Figure 5-10		344
Kuka Positioning with Smart Tools		344
Figure 5-11		348
Kuka Positioning in Robotics and Systems		348
Table 5-12		351
Medrobotics Positioning 2015		351
Table 5-13		356
Medrobotics Cardiac Surgery Improvements	356
Table 5-14		358
Medrobotics Snake Robot Technologies For Use In A Wide Range Of Surgical And
Interventional Applications		358
Table 5-15		359
Medrobotics Snake Robot Technologies Specialist Areas Served	359
Table 5-16		362
Mitsubishi Electric FA Core Competencies	362
Figure 5-17	365
OC Robotics	365
Figure 5-18	367
OC Robotics Conducts Inspections Within CANDU Reactors	367
Figure 5-19	369
OC Robotics Snake-Arm Robot Technology	369
Table 5-20	371
Sarcos Robotics Systems Positioning	371
Table 5-21	372
Sarcos Robotics Systems Target Markets	372
Table 5-22	373
Sarcos Snake Robot Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) Target Markets	373
Figure 5-23	381
Tokyo Institute of Technology Electrochemistry Spextroscopic Techniquees	381
Figure 5-24	384
Unifire Robotic Nozzle Technologies	384
Table 5-25	386
University of Michigan Mobile Robotics Lab Areas Of Interest	386
Figure 5-26	392
YASKAWA Electric Group Businesses	392 



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