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Market Insight: High-Velocity Retailers Drive Innovation in Warehouse Robotics

Published: 15 October 2014

ID: G00270110

Analyst(s): Gerald Van Hoy


Retailers continue to rush to same-day delivery, which means they will rely on better warehouse automation. The warehouse robotics market, estimated to be $4 billion in 2013, presents an opportunity for semiconductor vendors in sensors, data processing and communications chips.

Table Of Contents


  • Key Warehouse Opportunities for Semiconductors in Robotics
    • Order management and tracking
    • Inventory management identification
    • Bin/palette movers
    • Pickers
    • Shipping
    • Delivery

Background and Context

  • The Push Is for Autonomous Robots

The Impact

  • What Semiconductors Can Bring to Future AGVs
    • Use-Case Scenario: Warehouse Fire
    • Future-Case Scenario: Emergency Warehouse Shutdown Avoided
    • The Role of Semiconductors in the Future of Warehouse AGVs
    • An Alternative


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