Global Sales of Domestic Service Robots

Proof Point

IFR estimates that global sales of domestic service robots reached 10.3 million in unit sales in 2018, growing 24% annually from 5.4 million in 2015

Global Sales of Domestic Service Robots

2015 – 2018F (million units)

Proof Point Findings

  • Domestic Service Robots – Personal robots accomplishing domestic tasks, including lawn-mowing and vacuum cleaning, as well as entertainment and leisure robots (e.g. toy robots, hobby systems, education and research)
  • Increasing Robot Sales – Domestic service robots sales grew 24% annually from 5.4 million 2015 to 10.3 million units in 2018, according to International Federation of Robotics (IFR)
  • Household vs Leisure – Household robots make up majority of domestic service robots, with more than two-thirds share, between 2015 to 2018
  • Key Drivers – Include convergence of robotics and AI, intensifying competition in robotics industry, proliferation of smart robots applications, and growing consumer demand for products or services that automate various tasks



Consumer Durables, Information Technology


Date Last Updated

March 1, 2019

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