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Cleaning Robot Market Analysis Report By Type, By Product, By Charging Type, By Operation Mode, By Distribution Channel, By End Use, By Region And Segment Forecasts From 2019 To 2025

Report ID: MN17619860  |  Published: July 2020  |  No of Pages: 146
Format: Electronic (PDF)  |  Industry: Robotics

Industry Insights

The global cleaning robot market size was accounted for USD 2.5 billion, in 2018. It is projected to ascend with a CAGR of 14.6% over the estimated duration. Key functions of a cleaning robot are positioning the area which requires cleaning, selecting the shortest route to clean that area and, cleaning that particular area with an attached vacuum cleaner. A significant rise in the application of AI permits robots to select cleaning areas and differentiate between dirt and other objects at several spots. The increasing preference for automated technology for cleaning and the rising cost of labor are predicted to fuel the product demand.

The rapid adoption of AI and automation in residential applications is driving the product demand. The increasing workforce in developing nations has resulted in surging demand for cleaning devices that saves time. The growing adoption of innovative technologies such as AI, IoT, ML, and HAN has improved the overall performance of cleaning robots used by the household segment. Moreover, the rising penetration of the latest technologies such as RFID and barcodes for localization and self-positioning is accelerating the application of these systems in commercial and industrial applications.

U.S. cleaning robot market

The increasing demand and continuous innovation for compact cleaning robots over traditional robots are few factors proliferating the growth in the coming years. Further, increasing labor costs for cleaning have driven organizations to opt for these products. As per the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the cleaning expenses for laborers used in the commercial and residential segments amounted to USD 27, 000 every year. However, a cleaning robot's price is around USD 25000.

Cleaning robots are satisfying customer demands as they have become technically advanced owing to continuous innovations. Increasing safety requirements with regards to the use of chemicals, organizations such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Union (EU) have set regulations for using these chemicals. For example, the EU passed the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) in 1976 that prohibits the use of few hazardous chemicals in industrial and commercial applications. The ease offered by these robots promotes their usage. However, there are few factors that plummet the growth of the market. Such factors are power & battery issues, strict environmental laws, and the high cost of technically advanced robots.

Type Insights

Floor-cleaning robots led the market in 2018 due to increasing demand for mechanized home appliances and a significant rise in labor costs for residential. Further, the launch of cleaning robots with embedded air purifiers by organizations such as Panasonic Corporation, Neato Robotics, and iRobot Corporation has bolstered the product demand. For example, in 2017, iRobot Corporation introduced the brand new iRobot Roomba 614 with the pre-embedded air purifier. Moreover, the growing preference for robotics vacuums in the FMCG sector has proliferated the segment growth in the upcoming years.

The pool-cleaning robot category occupied a noticeable share in the market in 2018 and is projected to grow due to the innovation of technologies by several players in Europe and North America. Increasing undertakings by public safety officials for the deployment of strict rules for cleaning of pools are fueling the product demand. Moreover, the shifting inclination towards these robots for public swimming pools in developing nations such as South Korea and China has anticipated to augments the growth of the market over the forecast duration.

Product Insights

The in-house robots category held the largest share in 2018. Automated vacuums earned widespread acceptance from the household segment owing to features such as easy usage, lightweight, and compact. Technically, these robots are equipped with enhanced sensors for obstacle finding and spraying water. Additionally, the e-commerce segment is bolstering the market for in-house robots via various promotional strategies.

The outdoor robot division is anticipated to foresee the fastest CAGR owing to the growing preference for robotic machines for cleaning robots in developed nations. Moreover, the increasing number of outdoor parties has also resulted in surging demand for these robots. Also, a rapid surge in the usage of outdoor robots at various construction projects is predicted to bode well for the segment growth in the upcoming years. Further, the growing demand for snow-cleaning in nations such as Canada, Switzerland, and Russia are also bolstering product demand.

Charging Type Insights

Automatic charging is a key feature providing convenience to end-users. In self-charging, whenever the robot’s battery reduces below 25%, the machine moves towards the charging point. The rising demand for programmed cleaning in shopping malls, retail stores, and offices are predicted to bode well for the market growth from 2019 to 2025. Moreover, the expansion of inductive charging is anticipated to improve the overall performance of the robot.

A large number of customers still use manual charging due to its cost-effectiveness. Also, power failure and fluctuations of electricity are extensively pertinent that accelerate the demand for the product. Moreover, the demand for fast charging of these machines, where the compatibility for automatic charging is falling short, is anticipated to further drive the product demand in the coming years.

Operation Mode Insights

Depending on the operation mode, the cleaning robot market is classified into a remote control and self-drive. The self-drive division led the market in 2o18 owing to the use of the latest technologies. The combination of these latest technologies in mopping machines is improving the working of self-driven robots. Independent operations are highly preferred as the market foresees a significant increase in automation. Smart features such as precision, energy efficiency, agility, and voice recognition are driving the product demand. Easy to use consoles, used on robots to give an enhanced experience to customers.

The use of the latest technologies such as AI, IoT, and ML has resulted in to increase in demand for remote-controlled robots. The use of IoT enables end-users to give commands to robots from their mobiles, from any distant location. Companies are emphasizing the introduction of IoT-driven robots. For example, iRobot Corporation introduced the Roomba series that can function through smartphone applications wherein users can give commands and manage them from anywhere.

Distribution Channel Insights

Depending on the distribution channel, the market is categorized into offline and online. With the arrival of e-commerce, demand for robot-driven vacuums is surging online. The penetration of e-commerce in nations such as South Korea, the U.S., India, and China has augmented the expansion of online distribution channels. Moreover, lucrative discounts offered by e-commerce retailers such as eBay and Walmart have also boosted the product demand in the upcoming years. For example, iRobot Corporation product series robot priced at USD 54,500 on its portal. Whereas, the same product is sold at eBay at a cost of USD 49,000. Such cost advantage is predicted to bolster the market growth from 2020 to 2025.

The expansion of the offline channels is attributed to a shift in the preference for look and feel before purchasing consumer electronics. The increasing focus of producers on building alliances with distributors such as Snow Joe, LLC, and Robopolisis projected to propel the growth of the segment from 2019 to 2025. For example, iRobot Corporation developed a partnership with Robopolis for its robots distribution in Europe.

End-use Insights

The residential division led the market in 2018 owing to increasing demand for pet hair-cleaning and floor-cleaning robots. The surging demand for IoT-driven robots for household applications is predicted to bode well for the segment growth in the upcoming years. Various government undertakings for promoting the sale of residential robots such as subsidies on buying a robotic vacuum. For example, the South Korean Government in 2019, is giving subsidies on buying cleaning robots.

Europe cleaning robot market

The industrial division is predicted to grow rapidly from 2019 to 2025 due to the growing penetration of robots in various industries such as food & beverage, manufacturing, and automotive. The shifting inclination of producers towards the development of robot-driven vacuum cleaners for certain industries is projected to fuel the segment growth. Moreover, the growing acceptance of these machines in warehouses is also anticipated to bode well for the market growth from 2019 to 2025.

Regional Insights

The U.S. is witnessing significant demand for robots owing to increasing labor costs. Shifting preference for cleaning robots and extensive use of several distribution channels such as supermarkets, retail stores, online stores, and hypermarkets are few factors boosting the market growth over the estimated period. Moreover, the market showcasing good avenues such as surging demand for housekeeping and cleaning innovations which is also predicted to promote the product demand in the coming years.

Asia Pacific is expected to foresee the fastest CAGR as China occupies the largest share in the e-commerce market. The increasing demand for cleaning machines is predicted to bode well the market growth in the upcoming years. Japan is an emerging market with having major share in robotics. Japan held the fourth position in the production of robots. Several foreign companies are increasing their presence in Japan through sales partnerships or manufacturing partnerships.

Cleaning Robot Market Share Insights

The key players of the market are LG Electronics; Pentair plc; Neato Robotics, Inc.; Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.; ILIFE Robotics Technology; Maytronics; Nilfisk Group; Ecovacs Robotics, Inc.; Milagrow Business and Knowledge Solutions (Pvt.) Limited; and iRobot Corporation. Key players are emphasizing undertaking several initiatives such as M&A, building alliances, and product launches to acquire a larger market share. For example, iRobot Corporation in 2019, took over Root Robotics. This acquisition improved the company's offering and its global presence.

Leading players of the market are devising avenues to introduce and innovate new products and upgrade the old ones. These companies are spending on R&D activities extensively. For example, Neato Robotics in 2018, introduced the new cleaning robot – Botvac D7 Connected. The robot uses LiDAR technology to map and scan the efficient way of cleaning a room.

Report Scope



The base year for estimation


Actual estimates/Historical data

2014 - 2017

Forecast period

2019 - 2025

Market representation

Revenue in USD Million, Volume in Thousand Units and CAGR from 2019 to 2025

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East & Africa

Country Scope    

U.S., Canada U.K., Germany, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Brazil, Mexico

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Revenue & volume forecast, company share, competitive landscape, and growth factors and trends

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2012 to 2027. For the purpose of this study, Million Insights has segmented the global cleaning robot market report based on type, product, charging type, operation mode, distribution channel, end-use, and region:

• Type Outlook (Volume, Thousand Units; Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)
    • Floor-cleaning Robot
    • Pool-cleaning Robot
    • Window-cleaning Robot
    • Lawn-cleaning Robot
    • Others

• Product Outlook (Volume, Thousand Units; Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)
    • In-house
    • Outdoor

• Charging Type Outlook (Volume, Thousand Units; Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)
    • Automatic Charging
    • Manual Charging

• Operation Mode Outlook (Volume, Thousand Units; Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)
    • Self-drive
    • Remote Control

• Distribution Channel Outlook (Volume, Thousand Units; Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)
    • Online
    • Offline

• End-use Outlook (Volume, Thousand Units; Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)
    • Residential
    • Commercial
    • Industrial

• Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)
    • North America
        • U.S.
        • Canada
    • Europe
        • U.K.
        • Germany
    • the Asia Pacific
        • China
        • India
        • Japan
        • South Korea
    • Latin America
        • Brazil
        • Mexico
    • Middle East & Africa

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