In the dynamic aerospace, defense, and security industry, robotics drives innovation, with companies using cutting-edge patents for advancements like wireless charging and autonomous deliveries. Despite a recent decline in patent applications, strategic investments underscore the industry’s commitment, shaping hiring trends, especially in architecture and engineering roles. The influence of robotics extends beyond the sector, impacting various industries. GlobalData’s robotics market report provides comprehensive analysis of the robotics market. Buy the report here.
This article presents a quarterly round-up of the latest trends in the aerospace, defense & security industry regarding robotics. It provides an overview of recent developments in robotics-related deals, talent acquisition, and patent filings within the aerospace, defense & security industry.
Diverse applications of robotics in aerospace, defense & security industry
Defence companies are leveraging the latest patents in Robotics to innovate and improve their businesses. The University of Alabama has developed a system for infinite wireless charging of unmanned aerial systems (UASs), allowing for autonomous and continuous charging using ambient electromagnetic energy. The Cigna Group has patented a method for thermal control during medication package delivery using autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles, ensuring safe and efficient deliveries. Boston Dynamica, Inc. has created a method for modeling robot self-occlusion for localization, enhancing robot navigation in complex environments. Lyten Inc's leaky coaxial resonant sensor systems offer advanced sensing capabilities for components. Samsung Group's system for flight management of a fleet of UAVs ensures reliable communication and efficient operation. These technologies will enable Defence companies to enhance their Robotics capabilities, leading to more effective and reliable operations in various applications.
The industry experienced a 49% decline in the number of robotics-related patent applications in Q4 2023 compared with the previous quarter. On an annual basis, the number of robotics-related patent applications in the aerospace, defense & security industry witnessed a drop of 24% compared with Q4 2022.
Strategic deal trends in robotics in aerospace, defense & security industry
Aerospace, Defense & Security companies are not only focusing on innovation to enhance their patent portfolios but are also making strategic investments in robotics. These investments aim to secure lucrative deals with partners and position themselves at the forefront of industry advancements. Some of the recent deals underscore the importance of robotics in the aerospace, defense & security industry.
In Q4 2023, the number of robotics-related deals in the aerospace, defense & security industry declined by 6% compared with Q4 2022. On a quarterly basis, there was 6% drop in the number of deals in Q4 2023 compared with the previous quarter.
Impact on hiring
In terms of new job posting, in Q4 2023, the aerospace, defense & security industry experienced a 10% drop compared with the previous quarter. On an annual basis, job postings also declined by 36%. Notably, architecture and engineering occupations, with a share of 23%, emerged as the top robotics-related job roles within the aerospace, defense & security industry in Q4 2023, with new job postings drop by 9% quarter-on-quarter. Computer and mathematical occupations came in second with a share of 18% in Q4 2023, with new job postings dropping by 3% over the previous quarter. The other prominent robotics roles include management occupations with a 9% share in Q4 2023, and production occupations with a 4% share of new job postings.
Countries driving adoption of robotics in aerospace, defense & security industry
The US is the leading country in robotics adoption within the aerospace, defense & security industry, boasting the highest number of robotics-related patents, jobs, and deals. Meanwhile, the UK, China, Singapore and Germany also maintain significant positions in robotics adoption within the aerospace, defense & security industry.
Exploring advancements in aerospace, defense & security robotics, the industry demonstrates ongoing commitment through diverse applications, strategic deals, and hiring trends. Leading the adoption are countries like the US, the UK, China, Singapore, and Germany, emphasizing the global evolution of robotics technology in this sector.
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