WinterGreen Research announces that it has published a new study Snake Robots: Market Shares, Strategy, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2013 to 2019. The 2013 study has 272 pages, 142 tables and figures. Worldwide snake robot markets are poised to achieve significant growth as the next generation units provide an access and movement mechanism that is unique and useful. Confined spaces exist. A confined space exists because of a lack of ability to take apart or dismantle components. Confined spaces exist in nuclear reactors, aircraft, the human body, industrial processing plant, underwater environments, ship-building, space. Buildings, roads, pipelines and other man-made spaces all have confined spaces. The world is full of awkward confined spaces. Snake-arm robots are self-contained portable devices and extensions to existing systems. These products build on software and hardware technology. Snake robots used for small space access, inside airplane wing access, first responder tasks, and surgery: They are used for going where nothing else can go. Snake robots provide systems that significantly improve traditional open surgery by consolidating the number of minimally invasive access ports to one and eliminating open surgery. The automated process revolution in surgery, first responder help, and communications is being implemented via robots. Robots are automating systems, providing significant improvement in the accuracy of surgery and penetration of spaces that were previously impenetrable. . According to Susan Eustis, lead author of the study, "A confined space needs snake shapes to achieve access. Confined spaces exist by design (aircraft engine), by failure (collapsed building) or naturally (human body). Existing open surgery can be replaced in large part by robotic and minimally invasive surgery (MIS). Minimally invasive surgery MIS, drug therapies, radiation treatment, and emerging interventional surgical approaches complement robotic surgery techniques as a replacement for or complement to open surgery. The snake robots reduce the number of ports needed to gain access and repair the heart." During a robot assisted surgical procedure, the patient-side cart is positioned next to the operating table with the electromechanical arms arranged to provide access to the initial ports selected by the surgeon. Metal tubes attached to the arms are inserted through the ports, and the cutting and visualization instruments are introduced through the tubes into the patient's body. The surgeon performs the procedure while sitting at a console, manipulating the instrument controls and viewing the operation through a vision system. When a surgeon needs to change an instrument the instrument is withdrawn from the surgical field using the controls at the console. This is done many times during an operation. The companies that get an early foothold in the market have significant strategic advantage. The robotic snake leverages a new technique for robotic movement that benefits users by providing efficient access to difficult spaces. This factor is driving demand for snake robot systems. Since robotics provide a precise, repeatable and controlled ability to perform procedures in tight spaces, they are increasingly in demand. The aging US population has supported demand for robotic surgical instruments, since the occurrence of health issues that require medical devices is higher in the elderly population. Buoyed by strong demand and sales, industry profit margins have increased. Snake robot device markets at $33.6 million in 2012 are anticipated to reach $2.3 billion by 2019 as next devices, systems, and instruments are introduced to manage access to difficult spaces through small ports when large openings are unavailable or inconvenient. Companies Profiled Market Leaders - OC Robotics - HiBot - Medrobotics Hirose Fukushima Lab ACM - Sintef Market Participants - Applied Robotics Technologies, LLC - University of Michigan Mobile Robotics Lab Omnitread - Tokyo Institute of Technology Research Laboratories - Selected List of University and Research Snake Robots Check Out These Key Topics - Robot Snakes - Modsnake Robots - Snake Robots - Snake Robots Locomote - Next Generation Snake Robotics - Snake-Arm - Jointed Robot - Robot Snakes Climb Pipes - Robots for Heart Surgery - Minimally Invasive Surgery - Endoscopic Surgical System - Inaccessible Spaces - Snake-Arm - Robotic Snake-Arm - Climbing Robot - Climbing Snake Robot - Firefighting Snakebot - Confined Spaces - Snake Shapes - Terrain Robot - Industrial Arm Robots - Surgical Minimally Invasive Devices - Snake Arm Actuator Pack - Robotics Confined Space Piece Manipulation - Robotics PipeSnake
Table of Content Snake Robots Market Shares and Market Forecasts Snake Robot Market Driving Forces Snake Robots Market Shares Snake Robot Market Forecasts 1.Snake Robots Market Description and Market Dynamics 1.1 Snake Robots Are Different 1.2 Modsnake Robots 1.2.1 Modsnake Robots Support Human Workers 1.3 Snakelike Robots Slither over Rough Landscape 1.4 Snake Robots Locomote 1.5 Serpentine Robot Applications 1.5.1 Seizing the Robotics Opportunity 1.5.2 Modular Self-Reconfiguring Robotic Systems 1.6 Public Aware That Robotics Have “Arrived” 1.7 Next Generation Snake Robotics 2. Snake Robots Market Shares and Market Forecasts 2.1 Snake Robot Market Driving Forces2- 2.2 Snake Robots Market Shares 2.3 Snake Robot Variety of Applications 2.3.1 HiBot / Hirose Fukushima Lab ACM 2.3.2 OC Robotics Snake-Arm for Aircraft Assembly 2.3.3 Minimally Invasive Equipment Surgical Robots 2.3.4 Medrobotics Cardioarm Is A Jointed Robot 2.3.5 SINTEF Robot Snakes Climb Pipes 2.3.6 University of Southampton. 2.3.7 CCTV Inspection 2.4 Snake Robot Market Forecasts 2.4.1 Snake Robots Market Industry Segments 2.4.2 Cardiac Surgery Snake Robots Market Forecasts 2.4.3 Medrobotics Initial Goal Is To Help Avoid Open-Heart Surgery 2.4.4 Minimally Invasive Surgery Positioning: Medrobotics Requires One Incision At The Bottom Of The Ribs Whereas The Da Vinci Endoscopic Surgical System Could Require Up To Six Incision Points 2.4.5 Medrobotics Positioning 2.4.6 Cardiac Surgery Snake Robots Market Forecasts 2.4.7 Reaching The Un Reachable Snake Robot Market Forecasts 2.5 Snake Robot Prices 2.5.1 Inaccessible Spaces - OC Robotics 2.5.2 Cardiac Surgery - Medrobotics 2.6 Snake Robots Regional Market Analysis 3. Snake Robot Product Description 3.1 OC Robotics 3.1.1 OC Robotics The Explorer Range 3.1.2 OC Robotics Snake-Arm Control 3.1.3 OC Robotics Snake-Arm Simulator 3.1.4 OC Robotics Snake-Arm for Aircraft Assembly 3.1.5 OC Robotics Extender Snake Range Of –Motion Robots Reach The Unreachable 3.1.6 OC Robotics Snake-Arm – 3.1.7 OC Robotics 3.1.8 OC Energy & Environment Robotics 3.1 Medrobotics Techonology 3.1.1 Medrobotics Medical Devices for Minimally Invasive Surgery 3.1.2 Medrobotics Flexible Robot Platform 3.1.3 Medrobotics Snakelike Robots for Heart Surgery 3.1.4 Medrobotics Cardiac Surgery Snake Robot 3.1.5 Minimally Invasive Surgery Positioning: 3.2 University of Michigan All-Terrain Robotics: 3.2.1 University of Michigan Mobile Robotics Lab Omnitread 3.2.2 OmniTread Robot Snakes 3.3 Applied Robotics Technologies, LLC 3.3.1 The FLEXnav Proprioceptive Position Estimation (PPE) System 3.3.2 Applied Robotics Technologies Pricing 3.3.3 Heuristic Drift Reduction for Gyros in Vehicle Tracking Applications 3.3.4 Applied Robotics Technologies Key Benefits 3.3.5 Applied Robotics Technologies Pricing 3.4 NASA Robotic Snakes 3.5 Canadian Robotics Ltd. 3.6 Japan Guru World-Class Snake Robotics 3.7 NTNU and SINTEF in Norway World-Class Snake Robotics 3.7.1 Sintef Anna Konda 3.7.2 Anna Konda Firefighting Snakebot 3.7.3 Sintef Aiko 3.7.4 Sintef Pneumosnake 3.7.5 Sintef PiKo 3.7.6 Sintef Climbing Robot 3.7.7 Sintef Robot Learning 3.7.8 Department of Engineering Cybernetics at NTNU Pneumosnake – Snake Robot With Pneumatic Bellows 3.8 Hibot Pipetron 3.8.1 HiBot Expliner 3.8.2 HiBot ACM-R4H 3.8.3 HiBot ACM-R5 3.8.4 Hibot ACM-R5 Amphibious Robosnake 3.8.5 HiBot Japanese Snake Robot 3.8.6 Maintaining High Voltage Transmission Lines Using Robotics 3.8.7 Hydro-Quebec Research Institute (IREQ)LineScout Tele-operated obstacle crossing system 3.8.8 HiBot Expliner 3.8.9 America’s Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Autonomous Version 4. Snake Robot Technology 4.1 Actuated Joints In A Tight Volume 4.2 OC Robotics 4.2.1 OC Robotics Develops Snake-Arm Robots For Confined Spaces 4.2.2 OC Robotics Snake Arm Actuator Pack 4.2.3 OC Robotics Snake Arm 4.2.4 OC Robotics Tool 4.2.5 OC Robotics Confined Space Piece Manipulation 4.2.6 OC Robotics Confined Space Reach 4.3 OC Robotics Snake-Arm Robot Basics 4.3.1 OC Robotics Snake Robot Curvature – 4.3.2 OC Robotics Protective Skins 4.3.3 OC Robotics Manages Hazardous Environments – 4.3.4 OC Robotics Software - SoftSnake 4.3.5 OC Robotics PipeSnake 4.3.6 OC Robotics Snake-Arm Robots Aircraft Assembly 4.4 CISST ERC Snake Robot 4.5 Bio-Robotics Lab 4.6 Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute 4.7 Sintef 4.7.1Sintef Aiko Snake Robot With Electric Motors 4.8 Hirose Fukushima Lab ACM Land and Amphibious Robot Snake 4.8.1 Hirose Fukushima Lab ACM-R5 Control System 4.8.2 Hirose Fukushima Lab ACM Slim Slime Robot 4.8.3 Hirose Fukushima Lab pneumatically-driven Slime Robot 4.8.4 Hirose-Fukushima Lab at Tokyo Institute of Technology Amphibious Snake Robot - ACM-R5 4.9 DrGavin S7 Snake Robot Rectilinear Locomotion 4.9.1 Nottingham Trent University 4.10 Israeli Army Deploys Robot Snakes 4.10.1 Israeli Military Develops Robot Snake Bomb Hirose Fukushima Lab 4.11 Merlin Robotics, Nottingham Trent University Robot Snake Dance 4.12 Snake Bot at Carnegie Mellon 4.12.1 Carnegie Mellon Conforming Loop 4.13 CardioArm Biomedicine Snakelike Robots for Heart Surgery 4.13.1 Snake Robot Helps Wounded Soldiers 4.14 Hughes Aircraft R7 Early Robotic Snake 4.15 British 'Serpentine Spy' 4.16 IDF Spy Robot Snake 4.17 SINTEF Robot Snakes Climb Pipes 4.17.1 SINTEF Anna Konda 4.18 Climbing Snakes Biorobotics Lab, Carnegie Mellon University 4.19 NASA Snake-bot VS InnoSTAR 4.20 Applied Robotics Technologies, LLC 5. Snake Robots Company Profiles 5.1 Applied Robotics Technologies, LLC 5.2 HiBot 5.3 Medrobotics 5.3.1 Medrobotics $10 Million Financing From Hercules 5.1.1 Medrobotics Several Generations Of Snake Robot Platforms 5.1.2 Medrobotics Advances Clinical Development of Snake Robot for Surgery 5.1.3 Medrobotics Positioning 5.1.4 Medrobotics Cardiac Surgery Gold Standard 5.1.5 Medrobotics Snake Robot Technologies Used In Range Of Surgical And Interventional Applications 5.1.6 Medrobotics Technology & Research Center 5.4 OC Robotics 5.4.1 OC Robotics Technology & Innovation 5.4.2 OC Robotics Robots Extend Reach Of Manual Process 5.4.3 OC Robotics A CANDU Snake-Arm Robot 5.4.4 OC Robotics Snake-Arm Robots 5.5 University of Michigan Mobile Robotics Lab Omnitread 5.6 Tokyo Institute of Technology Research Laboratories 5.6.1 Tokyo Institute of Technology / Hirose Fukushima Lab ACM 5.6.2 Hirose Fukushima Lab ACM Hibot 5.7 Sintef 5.8 Selected List of University and Research Snake Robots
List of Table Table ES-1 Snake Robot Market Driving Forces Table ES-2 Confined Spaces That Need Snake Shapes To Achieve Access Figure ES-3 Control of the Snake-Arm Robot Figure ES-4 Nose Following Snake Robots Figure ES-5 BOC Robotics Snake-Arm Simulator aTable ES-6 Confined Spaces Figure ES-7 Snake Robots Market Shares, Dollars, Worldwide, 2012 Figure ES-8 Snake Robot Market Forecasts, Dollars, Worldwide, 2013-2019 Figure 1-1 Mod Snake Robots Snake robots are different. Table 1-2 Serpentine Robot Applications Table 2-1 Snake Robot Market Driving Forces Table 2-2 Confined Spaces That Need Snake Shapes To Achieve Access Figure 2-3 Control of the Snake-Arm Robot Figure 2-4 Nose Following Snake Robots Figure 2-5 OC Robotics Snake-Arm Simulator Table 2-6 Confined Spaces Figure 2-7 Snake Robots Market Shares, Dollars, Worldwide, 2012 Figure 2-8 Snake Robots Market Shares, Dollars, Worldwide, 2012 Figure 2-9 HiBot Inspection of High-Voltage Power Lines Figure 2-10 HiBot Balances on High-Voltage Power Lines Figure 2-11 Robotic Snake Permits Surgeon to Enter Heart Via Mouth Figure 2-12 Snake Robot Market Forecasts, Dollars, Worldwide, 2013-2019 Table 2-13 Snake Robot Markets, Dollars, Worldwide, 2013-2019 Table 2-14 Snake Robots Market Industry Segments, Reaching Unreachable, Surgery, Surveillance, Dollars, Worldwide,2013-2019 Figure 2-15 Snake Robot Market Forecasts, Units, Worldwide, 2013-2019 Table 2-16 Snake Robots Market Industry Segments, Reaching Unreachable, Surgery, Military, Surveillance, Units, Worldwide, 2013-2019 Figure 2-17 Cardiac Surgery Snake Robots Market Forecasts, Dollars, Worldwide, 2013-2019 Figure 2-18 Reaching The Un Reachable Snake Robot Market Forecasts Dollars, Worldwide, 2013-2019 Figure 2-19 Snake Robots Regional Market Segments, Dollars, 2012 Table 2-20 Snake Robots Regional Market Segments, 2012 Figure 3-1 OC Robotics Explorer Range Figure 3-2 OC Robotics Explorer Range User Interface Figure 3-3 OC Robotics Explorer Range Actuator Pack Figure 3-4 OC Robotics Explorer Range Snake Arm Figure 3-5 OC Robotics Explorer Arm Extensions Figure 3-6 OC Robotics Extender Snake Range Of –Motion Figure 3-7 OC Robotics Extender Models and Payloads Figure 3-7 (Continued) OC Robotics Extender Models and Payloads Figure 3-8 OC Robotics Arms in Confined Spaces Table 3-9 Medrobotics Medical Field Target Markets Figure 3-10 Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke Looking At Snaking Robot Camera Made by Medrobotics / Cardiorobotics Table 3-11 University of Michigan Omnitread Innovations: Figure 3-12 University of Michigan Omnitread Table 3-13 University of Michigan Mobile Omnitread Robotic Motion Capabilities Table 3-14 University of Michigan Mobile Robotics Lab Omnitread Robotic Motion Capabilities Figure 3-15 Omnitread robot snakes Figure 3-16 FLEXnav PPE System Table 3-17 FLEXnav PPE System Features Figure 3-18 Applied Robotics Technologies Typical Experimental Results: Position Errors After 120-160 M Travel On Moderately Rugged Terrain Figure 3-19 Sintef Anna Konda Table 3-20 Anna KondaTechnical data Figure 3-21 Sintef’s Anna Konda Snake Robot Table 3-22 Sintef’s Anna Konda Firefighting Snakebot Table 3-23 SINTEF Firefighting Snakebot Components Figure 3-24 Norwegian Company Sintef Anna Konda Table 3-25 SINTEF Firefighting Snakebot Target Markets Figure 3-26Sintef Aiko Table 3-27 SINTEF / NTNU Aiko Technical data Figure 3-28 Sintef Pneumosnake Figure 3-29 Sintef PiKo Figure 3-30 Sintef PiKo Robot For Vertical Movement Figure 3-31 Department of Engineering Cybernetics at NTNU Pneumosnake – Snake Robot With Pneumatic Bellows Table 3-32 Department of Engineering Cybernetics at NTNU Technical data Table 3-33 NTNU / SINTEF Next Generation Robotics for Norwegian Industry Figure 3-34 HiBot Figure 3-35 HiBot Expliner Figure 3-36 HiBot ACM-R4H Figure 3-37 HiBot ACM-R5 Figure 3-38 Hibot ACM-R5 Amphibious Robosnake Figure 3-39 Hibot ACM-R5 Amphibious Robosnake Figure 4-1 OC Robotics Snake-Arm Robots Remote Car Inspection Figure 4-2 Robotics Develops Snake-Arm Robots For Confined Spaces Figure 4-3 OC Robotics Actuator Pack Figure 4-4 OC Robotics Snake Arm Figure 4-5 OC Robotics Snake Robot Tool Table 4-6 OC Robotics Able To Snake Into Cluttered Environments Figure 4-7 OC Robotics Extend Robot Arms With Elbows Figure 4-8 OC Robotics Snake-Arm Robot Basics Figure 4-9 OC Robotics Snake Curvatures Figure 4-10 OC Robotics Protective Skins Figure 4-11 OC Robotics Arm Materials Allow For Radiation, Heat, Vacuum, Magnetic Fields, And Operations In Explosive Atmospheres Figure 4-12 OC Robotics Snake-Arm Robots Extend Reach Of The Human Figure 4-13 OC Robotics PipeSnake Figure 4-14 OC Robotics Snake Robot Angle of Curvature Figure 4-15 OC Robotics Snake-Arm Robots Aircraft Figure 4-16 OC Robotics Snake-Arm Robot Extender Figure 4-17 OC Robotics Snake-Arm Robot Made Up Of A Large Number Of Segments Figure 4-18 CISST ERC Snake Robot Figure 4-19 Bio-Robotics Lab Snake Robots that Climb Figure 4-20 Bio-Robotics Lab Snake Robot Climbing Figure 4-21 Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute Door Opening Robot Figure 4-22 Sintef Snake Robot Designed To Be Used To Put Out Fires Figure 4-23 Sintef Anna Konda Robot Equipped With Nozzles Figure 4-24 Sintef Aiko Snake Robot With Electric Motors Figure 2-25 Sintef’s Snake Robot Figure 4-26 Hirose Fukushima Lab ACM-R5 - Amphibious Robot Snake Figure 4-27 Hirose Fukushima Lab ACM Slim Slime Robot Table 4-28 Slim Slime ACM Robot Features Table 4-29 Hirose Fukushima Lab ACM Slim Slime Robot Applications Figure 4-30 Hirose Fukushima Lab ACM Serpentine Propulsion Figure 4-31 Hirose Fukushima Lab ACM xSlim Slime Robot With a Child Figure 4-32 Hirose Fukushima Lab ACM Slim Slime Robot Module Construction Figure 4-33 Tokyo Institute of Technology / Hirose Fukushima Lab ACM Snake Like Trackers Figure 4-34 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 Figure 4-35 Hirose Fukushima Lab ACM Robot Snake Modular Construction Figure 4-36 Snake Robot Hirose-Fukushima Lab at Tokyo Institute of Technology Figure 4-37 Hirose-Fukushima Lab at Tokyo Institute of Technology ACM-R5 Figure 4-38 Robot Hirose-Fukushima Lab at Tokyo Institute of Technology Amphibious Snake Robot - ACM-R5 Table 4-39 DrGavin S7 Rectilinear Locomotion Snake Robot Figure 4-40 DrGavin S7 Sensor Suite That Includes Detectors Figure 4-41 DrGavin S5 Robot Snake Control System Electronics Functional Diagram Figure 4-42 DrGavin Robot Snake Figure 4-43 Merlin Robotics / Nottingham Trent University Air Robot Snake Figure 4-44 Israeli Army Deploys Robot Snakes Figure 4-45 Israeli Army Bomb Hirose Fukushima Lab Robot Snakes Figure 4-46 Israeli Snake Robot Figure 4-47 Merlin Robotics, Nottingham Trent University Robot Snake Dance Figure 4-48 Snake Bot at the Carnegie Mellon Figure 4-49 Carnegie Mellon Modular Bot Figure 4-50 Carnegie Mellon Modular Bot Tricycle Riding Figure 4-51 Carnegie Mellon Obstacle Climbing Figure 4-52 Carnegie Mellon Fence Climbing Figure 4-53 Carnegie Mellon Stair Climbing Figure 4-54 CardioArm Biomedicine Snakelike Robots for Heart Surgery Figure 4-55 Snake Robot Helps Wounded Soldiers Figure 4-56 Hughes Aircraft R7 Early Robotic Snake Figure 4-57 British Military Reconnaissance Robot Can Be Dropped From A Helicopter Figure 4-58 University of Southampton Anaconda Rubber Snake Generates Power From Waves Figure 4-59 SINTEF Robot Snakes Climb Pipes Figure 4-60 SINTEF Anna Konda The Fire Fighting Snake Robot Figure 4-61 SINTEF Aiko Snake Robot With Electric Motors Figure 4-62 Sintef Pneumosnake Snake Robot With Pneumatic Bellows Figure 4-63 Climbing Snakes Biorobotics Lab, Carnegie Mellon University Figure 4-64 InnoSTAR™ Robotic Kit Figure 4-65 Applied Robotics Technologies, LLC Fiber Optic Gyros Function Of Rate Of Rotation And Temperature Table 5-1 Medrobotics Cardiac Surgery Improvements Table 5-2 Medrobotics Snake Robot Technologies For Use In A Wide Range Of Surgical And Interventional Applications Table 5-3 Medrobotics Snake Robot Technologies Specialist Areas Served Figure 5-4 OC Robotics Figure 5-5 OC Robotics Conducts Inspections Within CANDU Reactors Figure 5-6 OC Robotics Snake-Arm Robot Technology Table 5-7 University of Michigan Mobile Robotics Lab Areas Of Interest Figure 5-8 Tokyo Institute of Technology Electrochemistry Spextroscopic Techniquees
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