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UK Autonomy and Robotics Industry

Discover the UK’s Autonomy and Robotics industry, where pioneering companies are developing technology for machines to operate independently or semi-autonomously. Access real-time market insights and stats, and download our free snapshot report.

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What is Autonomy and Robotics?

The Autonomy and Robotics industry encompasses a wide range of companies developing technology and systems that enable machines to operate independently or semi-autonomously.

This growing sector includes companies specialising in robotic mobility and integration, as well as those focused on developing robot AI and technology that enable machines to gather and interpret data.

Robots and semi-autonomous machines are currently being utilised across a diverse spectrum of applications, driving innovation in security, space exploration, agriculture, healthcare, the military and manufacturing.

Autonomy and Robotics sector summary

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Here are the key facts about the Autonomy and Robotics sector. The sector has a turnover of £3.9bn currently, has received £668.4m of investment and the sector is growing at 4.6% per year.


Autonomy and Robotics verticals

Our industry data goes deep. See the top verticals and specialisms making waves in the UK Autonomy and Robotics industry today.

Our Autonomy and Robotics RTIC is made up of 6 individual verticals. The top verticals in this sector include Sensing and Perception, and Robotic Integration. You can find out more about the verticals by downloading our RTIC report, or by signing up for a free trial of The Data City platform.

  • Sector Code Description Records
  • RTIC0080 Autonomy and Robotics 913 companies

    Companies developing technology and systems that enable machines to operate independently or semi-autonomously.

    • Autonomy and Robotics: Collaboration and Integration

      Companies focused on seamlessly merging robotic systems, artificial intelligence, and human interactions to enhance efficiency and functionality.

      118 companies
    • Autonomy and Robotics: Reasoning and Acting

      Companies focused on developing systems that can autonomously reason, percieve, and act, enabling machines to operate intelligently and independently.

      150 companies
    • Autonomy and Robotics: Robotic Integration

      Companies focused on designing and implementing systems that seamlessly incorporate robots into various industries, enhancing efficiency and automation.

      346 companies
    • Autonomy and Robotics: Robotic Manipulation

      Companies focused on developing advanced robotic systems capable of percise and versatile object handling and manipulation tasks.

      181 companies
    • Autonomy and Robotics: Robotic Mobility

      Companies focused on developing advanced technologies enabling self-driving capabilities for various applications, from autonomous vehicles to robotic platforms.

      288 companies
    • Autonomy and Robotics: Sensing and Perception

      Companies focused on developing advanced technologies that enable machines to gather and interpret data from their surroundings for intelligent decision-making and navigation.

      487 companies

Autonomy and Robotics industry growth

Based on a growth rate of 4.6%, we expect that this sector could be worth £4.2bn by 2024. Below you can see our forecast of the growth of the sector.

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