Nearly 100 million consumer robots will be sold in next 5 years
This is a cumulative total of 96.7 million consumer robots shipped during that period. Tractica anticipates that household robots will remain the largest segment of the market over the next several years, but the fastest growth will occur in robotic personal assistants, a category that is nascent today.
Tractica’s research finds that consumer robotic companies are charting a new course using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to make their robots smarter, with the possibility of extending their capabilities and integrating with other smart home devices in the future.
Meanwhile, machine vision, voice recognition, tactile sensors, and gesture recognition are all being incorporated into consumer robots, as well, as the consumer market benefits from technology innovations originally created for enterprise and industrial markets. ■