GVR Report cover Cleaning Robot Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Cleaning Robot Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Type, By Product, By Charging Type (Automatic, Manual), By Operation Mode, By Distribution Channel, By End-use, By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2022 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-3-68038-937-1
  • Number of Pages: 131
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Range: 2018 - 2020
  • Industry: Technology

Report Overview

The global cleaning robot market size was valued at USD 3.6 billion in 2021 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of around 22.3% from 2022 to 2030. The growth can be attributed to the increasing adoption of cleaning robots in conjunction with the introduction of automation and artificial intelligence in household applications. The major functions of a cleaning robot are identifying the area that needs to be cleaned, determining the shortest path for it, and cleaning the required area through an attached vacuum cleaner. The AI-powered robots help in identifying the cleaning areas and distinguishing between dirt and other objects in the area to be cleaned.

U.S. cleaning robot market size, by type, 2020 - 2030 (USD Billion)

The growing working men and women populace in emerging economies has increased the demand for devices that can save time in residential cleaning. The advent of IoT and Home Area Networks (HAN) technologies is further increasing the residential application of cleaning robots. These systems are gaining popularity in commercial applications on account of increasing penetration of barcodes and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technologies for localization and self-positioning.

Apart from technological advancements, the rising labor costs for cleaning purposes have also instigated the adoption of cleaning robots across several organizations. 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.

The growing safety concerns about the usage of hazardous chemicals by the cleaning personnel and the establishment of stringent safety norms are expected to impel the demand for robotic vacuums in the coming years. The EU commission established the Toxic Substances Control Act (1976) to ban the usage of certain cleaning chemicals in industrial and commercial applications.  

COVID-19 Impact

The emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic positively influenced the demand for cleaning robots. According to the International Federation of Robotics, the adoption of professional cleaning robots increased by 92% during the global crisis with increasing hygiene requirements. As a result, over 50 service robot providers introduced disinfection robots that used ultraviolet light and disinfecting fluids to maintain hygiene. There is a high potential for disinfection robots in healthcare facilities even after the pandemic.

Type Insights

Floor-cleaning robots captured the largest revenue share of 42.0% in 2021 on account of the increasing demand for automated home appliances in conjunction with the increasing labor costs for households. Moreover, the introduction of cleaning robots integrated with air purifiers by various companies has also spurred product demand. For instance, in November 2021, Ecovacs Robotics announced the launch of Ecovacs Airbot Ava, its first robotic air purifier in Indonesia. The robotic air purifier provides an autonomous and intelligent solution for proactively detecting, tracking, and removal of indoor air pollutants, delivering four times better air than conventional purifiers.

The pool-cleaning robot segment was valued at USD 795.0 million in 2021 and is expected to reach over USD 5.0 billion by 2030 owing to the ongoing technological advancements. Moreover, the establishment of stringent regulations by various public safety agencies for cleaning swimming pools is offering ample growth opportunities for the segment. For instance, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has mandated regular cleaning of pools in hotels since 2005.

Product Insights

The in-house robots segment accounted for the largest revenue share of around 59.0% in 2021 as cleaning robotics provide greater convenience to humans by assisting them in cleaning tasks. In this regard, automated vacuums are becoming immensely popular among residential users as they are compact, lightweight, and easy to use. In-house robots can perform sweeping and mopping while maintaining a ledger of accomplished tasks. These robots are integrated with advanced sensors for water spraying and obstacle detection. Their demand is being further driven by the advent of e-commerce platforms and the marketing and promotional campaigns run by them.

The outdoor robot segment is estimated to record a CAGR of around 22.0% from 2022 to 2030 owing to the increased product application for cleaning streets, especially in the U.S. and Canada. In addition, outdoor robots are finding important applications in construction sites, enhancing the market space. The segmental growth is being further propelled by the increasing demand for snow-cleaning robots in countries, including Russia, Switzerland, and Canada.

Charging Type Insights

The automatic charging segment was valued at around USD 2.3 billion in 2021 and is expected to grow at more than 12.0% CAGR from 2022 to 2030 owing to increasing consumer preference for cleaning robots in this segment as they offer greater convenience. Cordless vacuum cleaners, for instance, are gaining massive traction across households as they are equipped with self-charging mode. In this mode, the machine immediately runs toward the charging station whenever the battery falls below 25%. Besides, increasing adoption in commercial buildings, including retail stores and offices is also impelling the demand for automatic charging.

The manual charging segment accounted for a sizeable share of around 36.0% in 2021 as several consumers prefer this charging mode owing to its cost-effectiveness. Moreover, the power outage and fluctuations further motivate the users to adopt robots featuring manual charging. In addition, the introduction of fast charging technology in robotic machines, where automatic charging is less feasible, will bode well with the manual charging segment.

Operation Mode Insights

The self-drive segment dominated the market in 2021 by capturing around 61.0% revenue share. This can be ascribed to the introduction of technologies, including artificial intelligence, deep learning, and natural language processing to enhance the performance of self-driven robots. The growing consumer preference for automated devices featuring high precision, energy efficiency, agility, and speech recognition is impelling the demand for robots with self-drive mode. These robots are integrated with sophisticated and easy-to-operate consoles that provide an improved experience for users.

The remote-controlled segment is also expected to observe considerable growth by the end of 2030 with the increased adoption of technologies, including wireless sensor networks and IoT. These technologies help users send commands to the cleaning robot through their smartphone from anywhere. For instance, in May 2022, Haier, Inc. launched its first two-in-one robot vacuum cleaner for dry and wet mopping, in India. The new product comprises 2.4 GHz WiFi and Google Home Assistant, facilitating smart management using its voice control, smart app, and remote control.

Distribution Channel Insights

The online segment is expected to witness notable growth by recording a substantial revenue of around USD 11.5 billion by 2030. The growth can be attributed to the advent of e-commerce, fueling the demand for robotic vacuums. The momentous growth of the e-commerce sector in the countries, including the U.S., India, China, and South Korea is strengthening the segment outlook. Moreover, attractive offers and discounts provided by the e-commerce companies, such as eBay and Walmart on robots will drive the market growth further.  

The offline distribution channel segment is estimated to record a growth rate of nearly 16.0% from 2022 to 2030 with the growing consumer interest in technologically advanced consumer electronics. Besides, the ongoing business expansion initiatives among the manufacturers, such as partnering with distributors are also supporting segmental growth.

End-use Insights

The residential end-use segment accounted for a revenue share of more than 55.0% owing to the increasing demand for pet hair-cleaning and floor-cleaning robots. The increased residential application of IoT-enabled robots is supporting segmental growth as the IoT framework is best suited to obtain accurate results from the sensors and perform the required tasks.

Global cleaning robot market share, by end-use, 2021 (%)

Besides, several favorable government initiatives aimed at promoting the adoption of residential robots, such as subsidies on the purchase of robotic vacuums are also creating lucrative opportunities for the segment.

Regional Insights

North America cleaning robot market was valued at USD 1.1 billion in 2021 and is expected to grow significantly by 2030 with the increased product adoption driven by high labor costs and growing preference for robotics in housekeeping services in the region. Moreover, the wide availability of cleaning robots through several distribution channels, including retail stores, e-commerce websites, supermarkets, and hypermarkets is also favoring the market expansion. In addition, the rising number of working households in the region is also instigating the demand for robotic vacuum cleaners.  

Cleaning Robot Market  Trends by Region

Asia Pacific is estimated to register a CAGR of witness the highest CAGR of around 23.0% from 2022 to 2030 with the expansion of e-commerce for robotic appliances, especially in China. The market is also recording substantial gains from Japan, which is a growing hub for robotics and is expected to witness enormous demand for service robots over the foreseeable future. According to a 2020 report by the International Federation of Robotics, Japan ranks third in terms of robot density. Several foreign companies are strengthening their foothold in Japan through strategic alliances for production and sales.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The key companies are engaged in new product launches, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic alliances to gain a competitive edge in the market. For instance, in October 2021, Neato Robotics, Inc. announced the global availability of Neato D9 and D10, the second and third models from its premium D-series of intelligent robot vacuums These new machines have been designed to clean large and medium-sized houses respectively. Some prominent players in the global cleaning robot market include:

  • Ecovacs Robotics, Inc.

  • ILIFE Robotics Technology

  • iRobot Corporation

  • LG Electronics

  • Maytronics

  • Milagrow Business & Knowledge Solutions (Pvt.) Limited

  • Neato Robotics, Inc

  • Nilfisk Group

  • Pentair plc.

  • Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd

Cleaning Robot Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2022

USD 4.19 billion

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 20.97 billion

Growth rate

CAGR of 22.3% from 2022 to 2030

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2018 - 2020

Forecast period

2022 - 2030

Quantitative units

Volume in thousand units, revenue in USD million, and CAGR from 2019 to 2025

Report coverage

Volume forecast, revenue forecast, company share, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Type, product, charging type, operation mode, distribution channel, end-use, region

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

Key companies profiled

Ecovacs Robotics, Inc.; ILIFE Robotics Technology; iRobot Corporation; LG Electronics; Maytronics; Milagrow Business and Knowledge Solutions (Pvt.) Limited; Neato Robotics, Inc.; Nilfisk Group; Pentair plc; Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

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Global Cleaning Robot Market Segmentation

This report forecasts the volume and revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2018 to 2030. For this study, Grand View Research 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 Billion, 2018 - 2030)

    • Floor-cleaning Robot

    • Pool-cleaning Robot

    • Window-cleaning Robot

    • Lawn-cleaning Robot

    • Others

  • Product Outlook (Volume, Thousand Units; Revenue, USD Billion, 2018 - 2030)

    • In-house

    • Outdoor

  • Charging Type Outlook (Volume, Thousand Units; Revenue, USD Billion, 2018 - 2030)

    • Automatic Charging

    • Manual Charging

  • Operation Mode Outlook (Volume, Thousand Units; Revenue, USD Billion, 2018 - 2030)

    • Self-drive

    • Remote Control

  • Distribution Channel Outlook (Volume, Thousand Units; Revenue, USD Billion, 2018 - 2030)

    • Online

    • Offline

  • End-use Outlook (Volume, Thousand Units; Revenue, USD Billion, 2018 - 2030)

    • Residential

    • Commercial

    • Industrial

  • Regional Outlook (Volume, Thousand Units; Revenue, USD Billion, 2018 - 2030)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • U.K.

      • Germany

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

      • Japan

      • South Korea

    • Latin America

      • Mexico

      • Brazil

    • Middle East and Africa

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