Cleaning Robot Market Forecasts to 2028 – Global Analysis By Product (Pool-cleaning Robot, Lawn-cleaning Robot, Floor-cleaning Robot, Window-cleaning Robot and Other Products), Type (Professional cleaning robot and Personal cleaning robot), Operation Method (Remote Controlled and Self-driven), Connectivity Technology (ZigBee, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi), Distribution Channel (Offline and Online), Application and Geography
According to Stratistics MRC, the Global Cleaning Robot Market is accounted for $4.47 billion in 2022 and is expected to reach $16.50 billion by 2028 growing at a CAGR of 24.3% during the forecast period. A cleaning robot is an autonomous robot that has been used in mopping, UV sterilisation, and other domestic applications such as cleaning floors, windows, lawns, and so on. This robot has been intelligently trained to conduct manual operations using a remote control and self-drive mode without the need for human participation. It is specifically designed to reduce human effort and save time.
According to the 2021 statistics of the U.S. Bureau of Labor, the cost of cleaning laborers across commercial and residential spaces is USD 29,760 per year, while the one-time investment in a cleaning robot cost is nearly USD 25,000.
Adoption of automated products across the residential sectors
End-users in the residential sectors are primarily focusing on the adoption of automated products in order to save time and energy. With automated cleaners, there is a trend towards smart home technology, which projects well for market growth. However, with the development of new electronic technologies and their integration with previous systems, conventional building technologies and intelligent homes are increasingly becoming a real potential and attraction. Furthermore, the incorporation of air filters in automated equipment for allergy-prone consumers is projected to fuel the market.
Higher maintenance cost
A cleaning robot is costlier than a traditional vacuum cleaner, which makes it less affordable for residential use. People from emerging economies such as India and China still rely on professional services, labour or traditional vacuum cleaner machines for cleaning purposes. These vacuum cleaners are outfitted with high-tech automated systems comprised of numerous sensors and transmitters. Rough use of these machines reduces the equipment's lifespan, resulting in hefty maintenance expenditures. Because these vacuums are technologically integrated, they require extensive maintenance. This may cause consumers to switch to traditional vacuum cleaners, impeding the market's growth.
Proliferation of cleaning robots in industrial applications
Cleaning is done on a huge scale in the commercial and industrial sectors, and the cleaning robot market helps in saving labour costs, which in turn helps the organisations involved in these sectors cut down on operation costs. This will provide more opportunities for cleaning robot manufacturers to expand their reach into new markets, such as the industrial sector. These robots are now used in steel-cleaning tasks such as high-pressure washing and cleaning and hydro blasting. The robots can be used in the marine industry to clean/blast vessels, the oil and gas business to clean storage tanks, and industrial plants to clean metal structures. New developments would aid in the improvement of cleaning robots for new applications.
Lower penetration of obstacle avoidance technology in cleaning robots
Following the pandemic, there has been a significant surge in the demand for cleaning robots. One of the primary drivers for the industry has been the use of cleaning robots in the residential sector. These robots are outfitted with cutting-edge technologies and can perform a variety of tasks. However, they are obstructed by the most fundamental and basic impediments in houses. This is owing to the lesser penetration of obstacle avoidance technology in cleaning robots. As the market increases, the need for obstacle avoidance technology may increase, forcing manufacturers to offer this technology at higher prices. This is a market difficulty that is projected to have a minor impact and to be resolved within the next several years.
The COVID-19 outbreak boosted demand for cleaning robots. According to the International Federation of Robotics, the usage of professional cleaning robots grew by 92% during the global crisis due to higher cleanliness requirements. As a result, more than 50 service robot suppliers launched disinfection robots that employed UV light and disinfectant fluids to keep cleanliness at a high level. Even after the epidemic, there is a great potential for disinfection robots in healthcare facilities. Leading market players are focusing on R&D to introduce new advancements such as disinfecting the surfaces using robotic cleaners to kill the bacteria and viruses on aerosols instantly.
The floor-cleaning robots segment is expected to be the largest during the forecast period
The floor-cleaning robots segment is estimated to have a lucrative growth, due to the increasing demand for automated home appliances in conjunction with the increasing labour costs for households. The increased adoption of AI technology in commercial cleaning robots and emerging urban middle-class households in developing countries would create new business prospects for market participants. The vocal engagement capabilities that Amazon and Google have enabled for the robots have helped to boost their controllability. The increased attention of the leading companies on creating floor-cleaning robots is projected to drive the segment's growth.
The self-driven segment is expected to have the highest CAGR during the forecast period
The self-driven segment is anticipated to witness the fastest CAGR growth during the forecast period, due to the introduction of technology such as artificial intelligence, deep learning, and natural language processing to improve the performance of self-driving robots. The increased customer preference for automated equipment with high precision, energy efficiency, agility, and speech recognition is propelling the market for self-driving robots. These robots are outfitted with sophisticated and user-friendly consoles that enhance the user experience.
Region with largest share:
Asia Pacific is projected to hold the largest market share during the forecast period owing to the growing use of robot vacuum cleaners for domestic applications, the rise of foreign players, and the proliferation of cleaning robots for professional services in emerging countries. Japan, which is a rising hub for robotics and is projected to experience large demand for service robots in the near future, is also contributing significantly to the industry. Several foreign corporations are expanding their presence in Japan through strategic production and sales agreements.
Region with highest CAGR:
North America is projected to have the highest CAGR over the forecast period, owing to the increased knowledge of modern cleaning technology and the widespread use of cleaning robots for domestic use in nations such as the United States and Canada. Furthermore, the widespread availability of cleaning robots through various distribution channels such as retail stores, e-commerce websites, supermarkets, and hypermarkets is boosting market growth. Furthermore, the region's growing number of working households is driving up demand for robotic cleaners.
Key players in the market
Some of the key players profiled in the Cleaning Robot Market include Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Ecovacs Robotics, Neato Robotics, iRobot Corporation, Diversey, Inc., Pentair plc, Nilfisk Group, Milagrow Business and Knowledge Solutions (Pvt.) Limited, ILIFE Robotics Technology, LG Electronics, Maytronics, Intellibot Robotics, Dyson, bObsweep and Alfred Kärcher
In January 2021, Samsung Electronics launched the new JetBot 90 AI+. It is the world’s first Intel AI-powered smart robotic vacuum cleaner.
In September 2020, iRobot launched Roomba i3+, an advanced Roomba Vacuum Robot that offers intelligent navigation and self-emptying capability with Clean Base Automatic Dirt Disposal.
• Pool-cleaning Robot
• Lawn-cleaning Robot
• Floor-cleaning Robot
• Window-cleaning Robot
• Other Products
• Professional cleaning robot
• Personal cleaning robot
Operation Methods Covered:
• Remote Controlled
Connectivity Technologies Covered:
Distribution Channels Covered:
• Other Applications
• North America
Rest of Europe
• Asia Pacific
Rest of Asia Pacific
• South America
Rest of South America
• Middle East & Africa
Rest of Middle East & Africa
What our report offers:
- Market share assessments for the regional and country-level segments
- Strategic recommendations for the new entrants
- Covers Market data for the years 2020, 2021, 2022, 2025, and 2028
- Market Trends (Drivers, Constraints, Opportunities, Threats, Challenges, Investment Opportunities, and recommendations)
- Strategic recommendations in key business segments based on the market estimations
- Competitive landscaping mapping the key common trends
- Company profiling with detailed strategies, financials, and recent developments
- Supply chain trends mapping the latest technological advancements
Learn how to effectively navigate the market research process to help guide your organization on the journey to success.Download eBook