Key Market Overview:
Residential robotic vacuum cleaner market was valued at USD 2.60 Billion in 2022, with a CAGR of 14.8 % during the forecast period (2023-2030), and the market is projected to be worth USD 8.12 Billion by 2030.
A residential robotic vacuum cleaner is a cleaning device that uses artificial intelligence and navigation technology to automatically clean homes without human intervention. The device is equipped with sensors that allow robotic vacuum cleaners to navigate around obstacles and furniture, and a suction mechanism to pick up dirt and debris from floors. Residential robotic vacuum cleaners are designed for household use and are becoming increasingly popular as people are becoming more health conscious. The growing demand for home cleaning solutions that helps to maintain a hygienic living environment is fueling the demand for residential robotic vacuum cleaners globally.
Most residential robotic vacuums use sensors and algorithms to navigate around a room, mapping out the space as they clean and avoiding obstacles like furniture and pet bowls. Residential robotic vacuums are equipped with powerful suction mechanisms that allow the vacuum cleaners to pick up dirt, debris, and pet hair from floors. For instance, in November 2021, Anker innovations launched Eufy RoboVac X8 Hybrid, the most advanced version of the robotic vacuum cleaner in India. Eufy Robovac X8 Hybrid is a laser navigation robotic vacuum cleaner with highsuction power for increased pet hair cleaning.. Overall, residential robotic vacuums offer a convenient solution for keeping homes clean and are poised for continued growth in the near future.
Residential robotic vacuum cleaner Report Coverage
|Report Attributes||Report Details|
|Market Size in 2030 (USD Billion)||8.12|
|CAGR (2022-2030)||14.8 %|
|By Type||Floor, Window, and Pool|
|By Charging||Manual charging and Auto-battery charging|
|By Operation||Self-drive and Remote Control|
|By Distribution Channel||Online and Offline|
|By End Use||BFSI, Government, Healthcare, IT and Telecommunications, Retail, and Others|
|By Geography||Asia-Pacific [China, Southeast Asia, India, Japan, Korea, Western Asia] |
Europe [Germany, UK, France, Italy, Russia, Spain, Netherlands, Turkey]
North America [United States, Canada, Mexico]
Middle East & Africa [GCC, North Africa, South Africa]
South America [Brazil, Argentina, Columbia, Chile, Peru]
|Key Players||iRobot Corporation, Neato Robotics, Ecovacs Robotics, Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics, Xiaomi, SharkNinja, Dyson Ltd., Matsutek Enterprises Co. Ltd., Sharp Corporation|
The technological advancements in the field of robotic vacuum cleaners to improve functionality and performance are driving the growth of the market. The advancement in navigation systems such as lasers, cameras, and sensors, to map out the environment and avoid obstacles leads to more efficient and effective cleaning. Also, the improvement in suction technology such as advanced brush systems, including dual brushes or tangle-free brushes to improve cleaning performance and reduce maintenance requirements is boosting the market growth. For instance, in September 2020, Neato Robotics announced the launch of new range of smart robot vacuum cleaners at IFA 2020 namely the Neato D8, D9, and D10. The Neato D10 captures up to 99.97 percent of allergens and particles such as dust and dander.
Residential robotic vacuum cleaners have a short battery life and the batteries degrade over time as compared to the traditional vacuum cleaners that consume AC or DC power sources. Also, the cost of replacement of batteries is high which in turn hampers the adoption of robotic vacuum cleaners.
The integrated approach of using residential robotic vacuum cleaners with smart home technology to create a more convenient and efficient cleaning experience is expected to create lucrative opportunities for market growth. The integration allow users to control the robotic vacuums using voice commands, through a mobile app, or even through smart home devices including Amazon Alexa and Google Home. Further, the integration also allows users to control a wide range of features including starting or stopping the vacuum, scheduling cleaning times, and adjusting suction power.
Residential robotic vacuum cleaner Market Segmentation:
The type segment is separated into floor, window, and pool. The floor segment dominates the market and generates the highest revenue in 2021. Hard floorings such as tiles and hardwood are becoming increasingly popular in homes, making floor robotic vacuum cleaners more relevant, especially for people with a busy lifestyle. For instance, in February 2020, LG Electronics USA announced additions to its vacuum portfolio to offer powerful, convenient cleaning options for every lifestyle. For hands-free housework, the LG CordZero ThinQ Robotic Vacuum (model R975GM) was launched to deliver deep cleaning with powerful suction,
The window type is expected to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period. The growing adoption of large and aesthetically appealing windows in homes, resulting in the need for effective and convenient window cleaning, which in turn increases the demand for window robotic vacuum cleaners. Also, window vacuums eliminate the need for manual cleaning, which is dangerous, especially for windows located in high-rise buildings.
The charging segment is bifurcated into manual charging and auto-battery charging. The manual segment contributes the largest share in terms of revenue to the market growth. The manual charging requires manual intervention to charge the battery by removing the vacuum from the docking station and plugging into a wall outlet. Such a charging method is simple and reliable and does not offer any complex charging dock or sensors as seen in auto-battery charging. Also, with manual charging, consumers have the option to fully charge the battery before each use that results in longer battery life.
The auto-battery charging segment is expected to register the fastest CAGR during the forecast period owing to the changing lifestyle especially the working individuals who prefer automatic charging of vacuum cleaners. The adoption of smart home technology has also increased the demand for auto-charging robotic vacuum cleaners that are controlled and monitored remotely using a smartphone app or smart home assistant. Such adoption allows the user to schedule cleaning sessions, monitor the vacuums progress, and receive notifications when the battery is low and needs to be charged.
The operation segment is divided into self-drive and remote control. The remote control segment generated the maximum revenue in 2021 and dominates the market. Remote control robotic vacuum cleaners are operated via remote control or a smartphone app and allow users to schedule cleaning sessions, control the movements of the robot, and monitor the cleaning progress from a distance. Remote control vacuums are ideal for individuals who prefer to have more control over the cleaning process and want the ability to spot clean specific areas.
The self-drive segment is projected to register the fastest CAGR during the forecast period due to minimal human intervention, making self-drive vacuums convenient for busy individuals who want a hands-free cleaning solution. Also, the technology used in self-drive robotic vacuums such as navigation systems, sensors, and algorithms to navigate through the home, map the space and clean thoroughly has improved dramatically in recent years. For instance, in April 2022, Ecovacs Robotics launched Deebot X1 Omni, a self-drive robotic vacuum cleaner that segregates sewage and clean water, allows the automatic washing & drying of mop cloths, and replenishes clean water itself.
By Distribution Channel
The market can be segmented by distribution channel into offline and online. The offline channel dominates the market in terms of revenue as the product is available in a wide range of retail stores including electronics stores, department stores, and home appliance stores. The offline channel holds a significant advantage as customers exhibit a preference for physical product testing before purchase, particularly for expensive items such as robotic vacuum cleaners. Offline stores provide the opportunity for customers to interact with the product, understand product features and functionality, and make informed decisions.
The online segment is expected to register the fastest CAGR during the forecast period. This is attributed to the shift in customer behavior of shopping online through e-commerce websites, online marketplaces, and mobile applications and having the product delivered to the door. Also, the advent of the pandemic surged an increase in the online sales of residential robotic vacuum cleaners due to the rising demand for hygiene and home sanitation to prevent the spread of the virus. For instance, residential robotic vacuums are marketed globally through e-commerce platform such as Amazon and Alibaba.
North America dominates the market and contributes to generating maximum market share. The growing awareness of health and wellness leads to an increased demand for home cleaning products, which in turn promotes the growth of robotic vacuum cleaners. Also, the growing adoption of technology in North America has led to the development of more advanced and feature-rich residential robotic vacuum cleaners. For instance, many manufacturers now offer robotic vacuum equipped with mapping technology that allows the device to navigate around furniture and other obstacles, ensuring that it covers the entire floor.
Asia-Pacific is expected to be the fastest-growing region in the residential robotic vacuum cleaner market registering the fastest CAGR. The growth is attributed due to the presence of key companies including ECOVACS, Samsung, LG Electronics, and Panasonic Corporationamong others in the region. The companies uses strategic partnerships, product launches and acquisition to strengthen the position in the market. For instance, in June 2021, Samsung Electronics announced the global launch of its new robot vacuum cleaner, Jet Bot AI+ to offer consumers innovative and intelligent solutions to optimize home cleaning routines.
Residential robotic vacuum cleaner Market Competitive Landscape:
The competitive landscape of the market is characterized by the presence of several global and regional players operating in the industry. These players have adopted various strategies such as partnerships, collaborations, product innovation, various business strategies, and applications to increase their market share and expand their geographical presence. Crucial players in the market include-
• iRobot Corporation
• Neato Robotics
• Ecovacs Robotics
• Samsung Electronics
• LG Electronics
• Dyson Ltd.
• Matsutek Enterprises Co. Ltd.
• Sharp Corporation
• In February 2023, TAPO RV10 Robot Vacuum is launched by TP-Link and integrated with smart assistants Alexa and Google Assistant for hands-free control and automation setups.
• In August 2022, Amazon acquired iRobot maker of robotic vacuum cleaner Roomba, in an all-cash deal pegged at USD 1.7 billion, in the latest push by the worlds largest online retailer to expand its stable of smart home devices.