30 million domestic robots are expected to sell between 2016 and 2019, according to a study by the International Federation of Robotics. The turnover of this sector could reach 13 billion dollars. 96% of these household robots are said to be vacuum cleaners and consoles for cleaning the floor. Next come the lawn mowers and robotic pool cleaners.
Entertainment robots are also set to experience a meteoric rise. In 2015, 1.5 million multimedia toys sold. The IFR estimates that between 2016 and 2019, their sales will exceed 11 million units.
Finally, personal assistance robots will also sell in larger quantities. Their sales will increase from 4,700 in 2015 to 37,500 between 2016 and 2019.
Today, the robot offer revolves around the same products: cleaning robots for floors and swimming pools, lawn mowers, etc. The IFR foresees a greater diversification of the products offered in the coming years. “Robotics in personal and household applications has experienced strong global growth with relatively few mass market products: floor cleaning robots, lawn mowers and educational breeding robots. They are mainly the ones who dominate the market. But the next generation of robots will have even more capabilities and open up to new fields of application”, Estimates Joe Gemma, president of the International Federation of Robotics.
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