Nearly 100 Million Consumer Robots Will be Sold During the Next 5 Years, According to Tractica

Household Robots to Lead in Adoption, with Strong Growth in Robotic
Personal Assistants, Robotic Toys, and Educational Robots

BOULDER, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Consumer robots have been a mainstay of popular culture for more than 50
years, fueling the notion that, eventually, robots would be an important
part of our daily lives. While the vision of robotic companions and
servants has remained largely unfulfilled, the industry is now in a
period of renewed interest in consumer robotics, as the market evolves
beyond the traditional realm of household cleaning robots and into an
era that will be filled with increasingly capable toy and educational
robots, robotic personal assistants, and family companions.

According to a new report from Tractica,
annual shipments of consumer robots will increase from 6.6 million units
in 2015 to 31.2 million units worldwide by 2020, with a cumulative total
of 96.7 million consumer robots shipped during that period. The market
intelligence firm anticipates that household robots will remain the
largest segment of the market over the next several years, but the
fastest growth will occur in robotic personal assistants, a category
that is nascent today.

“The next phase of the consumer robotics revolution is well and truly
underway,” says research director Aditya Kaul. “The next 5 years will
set the stage for how these robots could fundamentally transform our
homes and daily lives.”

Tractica’s research finds that consumer robotic companies are charting a
new course using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to
make their robots smarter, with the possibility of extending their
capabilities and integrating with other smart home devices in the
future. Meanwhile, machine vision, voice recognition, tactile sensors,
and gesture recognition are all being incorporated into consumer robots,
as well, as the consumer market benefits from technology innovations
originally created for enterprise and industrial markets.

Tractica’s report, “Consumer
, covers the market for consumer robotics, which includes
household robots like vacuum cleaning robots, pool cleaning robots,
robot lawn mowers, and personal assistant robots, as well as toy and
educational robots. The report includes coverage of the market drivers
and barriers, the technology issues, profiles of the key companies in
the space, and market forecasts for consumer robotics during the period
from 2015 through 2020. An Executive Summary of the report is available
for free download on the firm’s website.

About Tractica

Tractica is a market intelligence firm that focuses on human interaction
with technology. Tractica’s global market research and consulting
services combine qualitative and quantitative research methodologies to
provide a comprehensive view of the emerging market opportunities
surrounding User Interface Technologies, Biometrics, Digital Health,
Wearable Devices, and Automation & Robotics. For more information, visit
or call +1.303.248.3000.


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