Consumers Want Robotics that Do Household Chores

Overview Robots excel at repetitive tasks, and U.S. consumers are keen on having robotics step in for some of the most dull and never-ending tasks: household chores.

Household application robotics — robotics that help with tasks around the home, such as vacuuming, cleaning floors or windows, and mowing lawns — have nearly universal consumer appeal, according to the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™ report Robotics: Current Landscape & Consumer Perceptions. And the CTA study cites global consumer market projections for household robotics that show an increase to an estimated $12.6 billion by 2025.

Common applications of robotics in the household are

  • Vacuums
  • Lawn mowers
  • Window cleaners

One of the first, most popular and most recognizable household robotics is the robotic vacuum.

Robotic vacuums have already revolutionized home care and cleanup, but only one in five adults who have some familiarity with robotics in general has used any household robotics.

The robotics research showed that consumers are both aware of household robotics and open to using them, citing convenience and time savings as key benefits.

Although cost is a concern, the most consumers surveyed perceived a positive impact from household robotics than they perceived for any other robotics category, such as health care or education. By reinforcing the time savings and convenience for consumers, product messaging can help lower the barrier of perceived high cost.

The desire for household robotics is clear: when asked unprompted what robot consumers would most welcome, 58% answered a robot that would help with household chores.


Learn About the Full Robotics Landscape

The Robotics: Current Landscape & Consumer Perceptions report includes

  • A broad overview of consumers’ perceptions and knowledge of robotics
  • Use of robotics across consumer applications
  • The future impact of consumer robotics
  • Key takeaways and recommendations for those in the robotics industry
  • A deep dive into five other robotic categories: healthcare and caregiving, mobility and delivery, leisure and recreation, retail and hospitality, and education and STEM
  • Demographic breakdown by category

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