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

Educational Robot Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product Type (Non-humanoid, Humanoid), By Application (Primary Education, Higher Education), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2023 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-4-68039-714-2
  • Number of Report Pages: 101
  • Format: PDF, Horizon Databook
  • Historical Range: 2018 - 2021
  • Forecast Period: 2023 - 2030 
  • Industry: Technology

Educational Robot Market Size & Trends

The global educational robot market size was valued at USD 1.03 billion in 2022 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 24.8% from 2023 to 2030. This growth is attributed to increasing adoption of educational robots as they form an interactive learning environment for students, allowing them to work with real-world problems. Robots play a key role in enhancing students’ communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving abilities. As a result, increased adoption of these robots in special-education institutes, schools, and universities is expected to transform the market outlook over the coming years. Furthermore, market growth is being propelled by ongoing technological advancements and widespread adoption of e-learning platforms.

U.S. educational robot Market size and growth rate, 2023 - 2030

Moreover, factors such as an increase number of companies manufacturing educational robots coupled with growing investments from non-government and government organizations are creating lucrative opportunities for market growth. For instance, in 2022, Ministry of National Education of France bought 1,750 robots from Blue Frog Robotics & Buddy to help hospitalized or homebound children to interact with their peers in classrooms remotely. In addition, ongoing trend of robotics education to teach students how to create, apply, analyze, and operate robots is positively impacting the educational robot market positively. Educational robots are expected to transform learning experiences by equipping students with valuable skills for their future careers.

As a result, both educators and parents are increasingly prioritizing the adoption of educational robots, which is anticipated to boost market growth. Global COVID-19 pandemic resulted in widespread lockdown measures, leading to temporary closure of schools and colleges. This disruption significantly impacted the educational industry and had adverse effects on the educational curriculum of students worldwide. However, industry recovered rapidly as restrictions on reopening educational institutions were elevated. A significant number of large-scale efforts were observed during the pandemic to use innovative technologies in support of remote learning. This trend is further expected to drive market growth over the forecast period.

Furthermore, educational robotics has become popular in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields due to their innovative ability to interact with students through human-like facial features and emotion-perceiving technology. According to National Education Association survey, around 55% of its members plan to leave the teaching profession early. In such times, teachers are projected to receive a much-needed boost from educational robots. Thus, educational robotics is expected to become an effective and inclusive tool for classrooms worldwide.

Market Dynamics


Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education is one of the drivers behind the exponential growth of educational robot market. It is an educational technology that uses robots and associated software solutions to facilitate teaching and learning of STEM subjects. Usage of robotics in STEM education helps kids improve their understanding of problem-solving techniques by overcoming their fear of failure. In addition, robotics in STEM enable the student’s collaborative, hands-on, and creative experiences that foster their critical thinking, problem-solving, and computational thinking skills.

In past few years, STEM learning has gained attention in global education sector. For instance, in December 2022, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) launched “The Raise the Bar: STEM Excellence for All Students” initiative to strengthen STEM education nationwide. Additionally, the department has made continuous investments in supporting STEM. High emphasis of U.S. and other countries on STEM education has led to increased use of robotics technology, which integrates all STEM subjects into one, which had been studied separately. This has been one of the prominent factors fueling the market’s growth.


Large student populations, increasing disposable incomes, and a growing focus on quality education have contributed to the increased government and non-government investment in the education industry transformation. Countries such as the U.S., U.K, China, India, Japan, and South Korea have invested significantly in educational technology to ensure enhanced learning outcomes and to prepare students for a digital future.

On the other hand, the COVID-19 pandemic boosted investments in the global education technology sector. For instance, as per Crunchbase, in 2020, $14.6 billion was invested in VC-backed education technology companies worldwide, up from $7 billion in 2019. Developing countries have particularly been seeing exponential growth in Ed-tech investments. According to the Oxford Business Group, Asia is home to over 600 million K-12 students and has become a prominent global center for education technology.

Product Insights

Non-humanoid segment accounted for the largest revenue share of over 58% in 2022 due to increased product adoption driven by rising demand for smart devices that imitate actions, recognize faces, and communicate with children. These devices also allow basic learning experiences, which is favoring segmental growth. Market players are developing innovative products to provide enhanced learning and creativity. For instance, in March 2023, Elephant Robotics launched ultraArm P340, a high-performance robotic arm for education applicationswith more user-friendly software. Furthermore, non-humanoid robots are often more affordable compared to their humanoid counterparts. This affordability makes them more accessible to educational institutions with limited budgets, enabling a broader adoption in classrooms and other educational settings, which is fueling the non-humanoid segment growth further.

Humanoid segment is expected to register the fastest growth rate of 26.1% from 2023 to 2030. This is owing to heightened product demand on account of its advanced features and wide range of applications in the education domain. Some of these applications comprise conducting classes, assisting teachers in classes, and assisting researchers in various projects with real-life implications. In addition, humanoid robots provide a dynamic experience in learning for students as they can stimulate facial expressions, gestures, and even speech, which allows them to communicate and interact with students naturally and engagingly. These factors are expected to drive segment’s growth over the forecast period.

Application Insights

Higher education segment accounted for the highest market share of over 40% in 2022 and is estimated to witness considerable growth by 2030. This is attributed to the increasing demand for robots in research and development projects involving real-life applications. Higher education institutions often collaborate with industry partners to enhance their curriculum and ensure graduates are job ready. Educational robots facilitate such collaborations by providing a platform for industry professionals to contribute to course content, offer internships, and engage in joint research projects, which is expected to augment segment growth.

Global educational robot Market share and size, 2022

Primary education is expected to register the fastest CAGR of 26.5% over the forecast period. This is attributed to the growing prominence of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM)-based education to children aged below 10 years. STEAM-based learning helps in developing a comprehensive approach to learning, independent thinking, and encouraging natural curiosity. Moreover, advancements in robotics technology, including sensors, artificial intelligence, and programming capabilities, have made educational robots more sophisticated and interactive, which allowed for more immersive and engaging learning experiences for primary school students. These technological advancements are expected to drive the primary education segment during the forecast period.

Regional Insights

North America dominated the market in 2022 with a revenue share of more than 36% and is expected to grow exponentially over the forecast period. Market growth is attributed to a strong presence of major companies in the region. Moreover, a greater inclination toward advanced technologies among educational institutes coupled with the growing significance of activity-based education is further favoring an expansion of the regional market.

Asia Pacific is estimated to observe significant growth over the forecast period owing to increasing investments from governments and Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) toward robotics.

educational robot Market Trends, by Region, 2023 - 2030

Moreover, awareness about benefits of educational robots is increasing among educators, parents, and students in the region. Demand for robots that can facilitate interactive and personalized learning experiences is rising, leading to the market's growth. This region is also known for technological advancements, facilitating the development and deployment of educational robots in the region, which further boosts the demand for educational robots.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The market is consolidated with the presence of various prominent players. They are engaged in new product launches, collaborations, partnerships, acquisitions, and mergers to gain a competitive edge in the market. For instance, in March 2023, Makeblock partnered with Douglas Stewart Company (DSC), an education-focused distributor in North America. This collaboration was aimed to bring Makeblock into the world of STEM solution providers as the STEM Robotics represented by DSC are internationally recognized and designed for K-12 STEM curricula. Some of the prominent players operating in the global educational robot market are:

  • Aisoy Robotics

  • Blue Frog Robotics

  • LEGO Systems A/S

  • Modular Robotics (including Cubelets)

  • PAL Robotics

  • Pitsco Education LLC

  • ROBOTIS Inc.

  • SoftBank Robotics Group

  • RM Educational Resources Ltd. (TTS)

  • Learning Resources

  • Educational Insights

  • Makeblock

  • Artec Co. Ltd.

  • Ozo EDU Inc.

  • Sphero Inc.

  • Wonder Workshop Inc.

  • VEX Robotics Inc.

  • Dobot

  • Thames & Kosmos

  • WowWee Group Ltd.

Recent Development

  • In April 2023, Dobot announced the opening its branch in Tokyo, Japan. The aim of this expansion is to provide local customers and Japanese market with full range of accelerating automation adoption.

  • In March 2023, LEGO Education released Hannah’s STEAM Heroes A Career Toolkit, a free classroom resource for teachers to inspire their students as they explore STEAM careers.

  • In March 2023, Makeblock partnered with Douglas Stewart Company (DSC), an education-focused distributor in North America. This partnership was aimed at bringing the Makeblock’s captivated and hands-on STEM solutions to North American schools to learn robotics and coding.

Educational Robot Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2023

USD 1.18 billion

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 5.55 billion

Growth rate

CAGR of 24.8% from 2023 to 2030

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2018 - 2021

Forecast period

2023 - 2030

Report updated

June 2023

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million/billion, and CAGR from 2023 to 2030

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Product type, application, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; MEA

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; UK; Germany; France; Italy; China; India; Japan; Brazil; Mexico

Key companies profiled

Aisoy Robotics; Blue Frog Robotics & Buddy; LEGO Systems A/S; Modular Robotics (including Cubelets); PAL Robotics; Pitsco Education LLC; ROBOTIS Inc.; SoftBank Robotics Group; RM Educational Resources Ltd. (TTS); Learning Resources; Educational Insights; Makeblock; Artec Co. Ltd.; Ozo EDU Inc.; Sphero Inc.; Wonder Workshop Inc.; VEX Robotics Inc.; Dobot; Thames & Kosmos; WowWee Group Ltd.

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Global Educational Robot Market Report Segmentation

This report forecasts revenue growth and provides an analysis of the latest trends in each of the sub-segments from 2018 to 2030. For this report, Grand View Research has segmented the global educational robot market report based on product type, application, and region:

  • Product Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Humanoid

    • Non-humanoid

  • Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Primary Education

    • Secondary Education

    • Higher Education

    • Others

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • UK

      • France

      • Italy

      • Rest of Europe

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • Japan

      • India

      • Rest of Asia Pacific

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

      • Rest of Latin America

    • Middle East and Africa

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