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Cleaning Robot Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (In-house, Outdoor), By Charging Type, By Type, By Operation Mode, By Distribution Channel, By End-use, By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2023 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-3-68038-937-1
  • Number of Pages: 170
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Range: 2018 - 2021
  • Industry: Technology

Report Overview

The global cleaning robot market size was estimated at USD 4.19 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22.9% from 2023 to 2030. Factors such as changing lifestyles, a growing working population, and high disposable incomes, coupled with increased awareness regarding hygiene and cleanliness among people are driving the market growth. The product demand is being significantly impelled by the incidences of allergy and asthma caused by dust and dirt in residential, commercial, and industrial spaces. During the COVID-19 pandemic, people spent more time at home and became more conscious of hygiene under abnormal conditions, leading to an upsurge in the demand for floor and window cleaning robots.

U.S. Cleaning Robot Market size and growth rate, 2023 - 2030

The outlook of the market is being further enhanced by the introduction of automation and artificial intelligence in household applications. The AI-powered robots help identify the cleaning areas and distinguish between dirt and other objects in the area to be cleaned. Several market layers are focusing on launching innovative offerings to attract a larger customer base. In September 2022, iRobot Corporation launched Roomba Combo j7+, an advanced 2-in-1 Robot Vacuum and Mop with thoughtful iRobot OS 5.0. It vacuums and mops hard floors concurrently, saving time for users by cleaning the area in a single job.

The cleaning robots are used in important applications across industrial facilities, including fully automatic glass cleaning systems for large structures, wall climbing robots for boiler wall cleaning, vacuuming, mopping, and cleaning of industrial sites, building maintenance, polishing, and paint removal for vessels and tanks, etc. The rising demand from industrial facilities is urging the companies operating in the market to introduce dedicated cleaning robots built for industrial spaces. For instance, in April 2023, renowned cleaning robot manufacturer Avidbots launched a new robot the Neo 2W designed especially for manufacturing environments and warehouses. It features a Debris Diverter, Advanced Obstacle Detection (AOD), and a Bulk Navigator, allowing the robot to navigate around obstacles and pick debris off warehouse floors.

Type Insights

Based on type, the floor-cleaning robot segment held the largest revenue share of over 41.0% in 2022. In terms of demand, the segment held the largest volume share of 41.05% in 2022 and is estimated to register a CAGR of around 16.0% from 2023 to 2030. The growth can be credited to the increasing consumer demand driven by changing lifestyle patterns and busy schedules. Floor-cleaning robots help keep dust and dirt in check and provide a greater degree of autonomy at home with minimal effort. The segmental growth is being further driven by the technological advancements in these robots. For instance, in April 2023, Xiaomi launched the Robot Vacuum Mop 2i in India, which offers intelligent and innovative cleaning while maintaining hygiene standards.

The pool-cleaning robot segment is anticipated to grow at the fastest CAGR of over 24.0% over the forecast period. In terms of demand, this segment is estimated to capture a significant volume share of approximately 25.0% by 2030. These robots are highly efficient and are equipped with simple setup and programming features, making pool cleaning easy. The advancements in technology, coupled with the ongoing strategic initiatives by the market players are favoring the segmental growth further. For instance, in April 2023, Degrii, a prominent pool-cleaning technology provider, raised more than USD 350,000 for a robot pool cleaner– the Zima Pro, featuring smart ultrasonic mapping, a floating battery system, powerful suction, multi-surface cleaning modes, and remote control through the app.

Product Insights

In terms of product, the in-house segment held the largest revenue share of approximately 59.0% in 2022. In terms of volume, the segment captured nearly 60.0% of the market share in 2022. These robots help consumers wash floors and windows, among others. They are autonomous robots that are used in household chores. Most in-house robots are simplistic and are connected to Wi-Fi home networks or smart environments which makes the overall handling of this smart gadget easy for the users.

Based on revenue, the outdoor segment is anticipated to register the fastest CAGR of nearly 23.0% from 2023 to 2030. In terms of demand, the segment is estimated to register a CAGR of 22.6% over the forecast period. These robots are advantageous as they can help sweep large outdoor spaces, clean debris in pathways, and clean driveways by automating the process and completing the task quickly. They are being widely adopted for cleaning commercial spaces, stadiums, and parks, among others. They are environment-friendly, electrically powered, and produce zero emissions during operation. Outdoor cleaning tasks, such as sweeping sidewalks, mowing lawns, or cleaning large outdoor areas, can be time-consuming and labor-intensive.

Charging Type Insights

In terms of charging type, the automatic charging segment held the largest revenue share of approximately 63.0% in 2022. In terms of demand, this segment held a volume share of nearly 64.0% in 2022. The segment is expected to record notable growth over the forecast period owing to higher consumer preference. Automatic charging optimizes the functioning of robots based on battery levels. By avoiding the downtime for manual charging, robots can perform more tasks within a given timeframe, providing increased productivity. Automatic charging offers greater convenience in robotic applications as they can charge wirelessly through specially designed charging pads. These charging pads are manufactured from specialized materials that produce an electromagnetic field, providing electrical charge wirelessly to the device placed on top.

The manual charging segment is projected to grow at the fastest CAGR of over 23.0% over the forecast period. In terms of volume, the segment is estimated to witness a CAGR of over 17.0% from 2023 to 2030. This type of setting allows users to have the flexibility to charge the robot according to their convenience. It also requires minimal setup and maintenance as users only need to connect the robot to a power source, providing a simple charging process. Manual charging-type robots are generally more affordable compared to their counterparts. They offer a more budget-friendly option for individuals and businesses who want to introduce cleaning automation without a higher price tag associated with automated charging.

Operation Mode Insights

Based on operation mode, the self-drive segment held a revenue share of around 61.0% in 2022 and over 61.0% share in terms of volume. Self-drive cleaning robot helps smooth cleaning of heavily used floors, which is much easier compared to conventional methods while ensuring cost-effective and safe cleaning. They offload monotonous tasks, such as vacuuming, which help businesses redeploy their cleaning crews to complete thorough disinfection and sanitization tasks. The progress in AI algorithms and robotics technology has paved the way for the development of sophisticated cleaning robots. These robots can perceive their environment, analyze data in real time, and make intelligent decisions to perform cleaning tasks efficiently.

The remote-control segment is anticipated to register the fastest CAGR of nearly 23.0% from 2023 to 2030. It is anticipated to register around a 17.0% CAGR in terms of volume from 2023 to 2030 owing to significant consumer inclination toward these robots. This type of robot is controlled by a human operator using a controlling device, providing direct control over the robot’s movements and cleaning actions. It also allows the operator to adjust the robot’s movement, cleaning tools, and cleaning parameters according to the cleaning requirements or unexpected situations.

Distribution Channel Insights

In terms of distribution channel, the online segment held the largest market share of around 53.0% in 2022 and is expected to grow significantly over the forecast period with increasing consumer preference to buy electronic gadgets online. In terms of volume, the segment captured a share of nearly 54.0% in 2022. Online platforms or e-commerce portals offer greater flexibility and a convenient shopping experience. They provide detailed product descriptions, customer reviews, and ratings, enabling customers to make informed purchasing decisions. Moreover, they provide attractive offers and discounts, which, in turn, increase product demand through these distribution channels.

The offline segment is anticipated to register the fastest CAGR of over 22.0% from 2023 to 2030 in terms of revenue. Based on volume, the segment is estimated to record a growth rate of around 16.0% in 2022. Several consumers still prefer buying electronic gadgets from physical stores although online shopping is becoming increasingly popular. Visiting the store offers a hands-on experience to the consumers by providing a better understanding of the features, build quality, size, etc. Moreover, customers can also compare various products and make quick purchase decisions.

End-use Insights

Based on end-use, the residential segment held the largest revenue share of approximately 56.0% and a volume share of over 56.0% in 2022. It is projected to record a notable growth over the forecast period. Growing consumer interest in smart home gadgets, as they offer a convenient living experience, is favoring segmental growth. Cleaning robots provide a high level of convenience as they allow homeowners to autonomously navigate through the house, cleaning carpets, floors, and other surfaces without requiring constant supervision. In addition, cleaning can be a time-consuming chore, and with changing lifestyle patterns, busy schedules, and increasing disposable incomes, cleaning robots are witnessing increased demand in residential spaces.

Global Cleaning Robot Market share and size, 2022

The industrial segment is anticipated to witness the fastest CAGR of nearly 24.0%, in terms of revenue, from 2023 to 2030. The segment is estimated to witness a CAGR of over 17.0% in terms of demand by 2030. The cleaning robots such as autonomous floor scrubbing robots help maximize cleaning productivity with lesser human intervention. They serve as a dependable, cost-effective, and scalable solution for industries. They are cost-effective in the long run as automating the cleaning tasks can help companies reduce labor costs associated with appointing and training cleaning staff. Moreover, they are also energy efficient and can help address the carbon footprint in industrial spaces, which is expected to drive their demand further.

Regional Insights

North America held a revenue share of around 31.0% of the cleaning robot market in 2022. This can be credited to the increasing adoption of robotic technology, the rising need for automation and convenience in household chores, and growing awareness about smart home technologies. The convenience offered by the cleaning robots in the current busy lifestyle of users has increased its demand in the region. Moreover, the strong presence of several leading market players in the region is creating lucrative opportunities for the regional market.

Cleaning Robot Market Trends, by Region, 2023 - 2030

Asia Pacific is anticipated to register the fastest CAGR of around 23.0% from 2023 to 2030 with the increasing demand for cleaning services in residential, commercial, healthcare, hospitality, and manufacturing sectors driven by rapid urbanization and industrial growth. In terms of demand, the region held over 32.0% volume share of the market in 2022. Cleaning robots are efficient and cost-effective solutions to meet these demands. The advancement of robotics and artificial intelligence has enhanced the capabilities of cleaning robots, making them more intelligent, autonomous, and adaptable to different environments. These technological developments have boosted the adoption of cleaning robots in the region.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The key market players are focusing on developing innovative solutions to attract a large customer base and gain a competitive edge in the industry. In March 2023, a prominent service robotics company ECOVACS unveiled DEEBOT T10 OMNI, its all-in-one robot vacuum in the U.S. market. The latest cleaning assistant is equipped with the company's technology in artificial intelligence and deep-clean solutions, providing a hands-free cleaning experience, and allowing the users to focus on their day-to-day lives. Some prominent players in the global cleaning robot market include:

  • Ecovacs Robotics Inc.

  • ILIFE Robotics Technology

  • iRobot Corporation

  • LG Electronics

  • Maytronics

  • Milagrow Business and Knowledge Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

  • Neato Robotics Inc.

  • Nilfisk Group

  • Pentair Plc

  • Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.

Cleaning Robot Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2023

USD 4.96 billion

Revenue Forecast in 2030

USD 20.97 billion

Growth rate

CAGR of 22.9% from 2023 to 2030

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2018 - 2021

Forecast period

2023 - 2030

Report updated

August 2023

Quantitative units

Volume in thousand units, revenue in USD million/billion, and CAGR from 2023 to 2030

Report Coverage

Revenue & volume forecast, company ranking, 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; MEA

Country Scope

U.S.; Canada; Germany; UK; 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. Ltd.; Neato Robotics Inc.; Nilfisk Group; Pentair Plc; Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd 

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Global Cleaning Robot Market Report Segmentation

This report forecasts volume & 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 (MEA)

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