Residential robotic vacuum cleaner is also known as robovac. A robovac is a type of vacuum cleaner that is programmed to clean without requiring any type of human intervention. All of such type of robots use the concept of vacuum to clean and some of the robovacs utilize additional features such as spinning brushes, UV sterilization and mopping. Some of the robovacs have additional features installed in them like security cameras, intercom systems and other various type of functionalities and therefore are more than just vacuum cleaners.
A brief history of the evolution of robotic vacuum cleaners
The first robotic vacuum cleaner was introduced in the market in 1996. This robovac was manufactured was manufactured by Electrolux, a Swedish company, and was named as ‘Trilobite’. Since this was a revolutionary and a trailblazing product the ‘Trilobite’ robovac was featured even on the BBC and received widespread media coverage. This robovac was good at its function of cleaning but it encountered some problems like getting collided with objects. Also, this robovac stopped a short distance from the walls and other objects and hence small areas were out of reach of Trilobite and it couldn’t clean them. Its production is presently discontinued.
A British technology company called Dyson launched their variant of robovac in the market in 2001. However, this model was too costly and hence it was never mass produced. After just a year, in 2002, an American company called iRobot introduced the Roomba robovac in the market. Roomba was an improved version of robotic vacuum cleaners and is able to change its direction when it encounters obstacles. Roomba is also able to detect dirty regions on the floor and can discover steep drops, which prevents it falling down the stairs. Roomba, due to its versatility, become quite popular in a short duration and inspired other companies to introduce their versions of robotic vacuum cleaners. Presently, Roomba has more than 40 models in different price ranges in the market. In addition, Neato Robotics has introduced a XV-11 robotic vacuum cleaner that makes use of laser vision instead of the conventional ultrasound. Also, Dyson Company has introduced a robovac that utilizes a vision system fitted with cameras for the purpose of navigation.
Advantages and drawbacks of using robotic vacuum cleaners
Robotic vacuum cleaners have their advantages and disadvantages. As far as their advantages are concerned, robovacs produce less noise as compared to standard vacuum cleaners. As they can work independently, they save our time and energy. Robovacs just need to be placed in a particular room that needs to be cleaned, and then after they are switched on and a program is selected, they are out there on their own. Some type of robovacs need to be recharged after they have worked for a certain span of time while other types are able to find their docking station and are able to recharge on their own. Also, robotic vacuum cleaners require much less maintenance than the conventional vacuum cleaners. In addition, robovacs are smaller in size and occupy less space. Also, due to their small size, they can easily access spaces under the beds, cabinets and tables without any effort. As the robovacs are fitted with sensors, they are able to protect themselves from hitting other objects or falling down the stairs. Due to all such advantages of residential robotic vacuum cleaners, the global residential robotic vacuum cleaner market is poised to grow at a robust CAGR of 9.2% during the forecast period 2017-2021.
As far as their disadvantages are concerned, robotic vacuum cleaners need more time to perform cleaning operations than the conventional vacuum cleaners. In addition, they cannot clean the entire house at a single go. Also, robovacs are costly as compared with traditional vacuum cleaners. Robotic vacuum cleaners can just work on flat surfaces, which is one of their major drawbacks. They also encounter problems when working on thicker carpets and cannot clear stairs. Also, some of the robovacs like Roomba have expensive replacement batteries. Also, many times, the sensors in a robovac don’t perform as they should and hence the robovac can get stuck in some places and need to be manually unstuck from such objects. In addition, robovacs cannot vacuum the rooms as strongly as conventional vacuum cleans are able to do. However, manufacturers are working on these types of drawbacks and it is likely that they will be overcome soon.
This Persistence Market Research report examines the global residential robotic vacuum cleaner market for the period 2017–2021. Robotic vacuum cleaners commonly called robovacs, are mainly used for cleaning residential spaces, such as floors, pools, and gutters etc. Units comprise mobile base, cleaning system, programming software, batteries, and other accessories. Robovacs use intelligent sensors to clean tight corners and hard-to-reach surfaces. Robovacs are equipped with various advanced features such as laser vision, room mapping, self-charging and others to offer convenience to users.
A well-defined report structure for getting enhanced clarity
In order to have an ease of understanding and for the better organization of the report, the report on global residential robotic vacuum cleaner market has been divided into four distinct parts. The first part of the report contains the introduction section that contains the executive summary of the report along with the market taxonomy and the definition of residential robotic vacuum cleaners. This valuable section of the report also contains information on the value chain analysis of the global residential robotic vacuum cleaner market. In addition, the macroeconomic factors affecting the global residential robotic vacuum cleaner market along with the opportunity analysis for this market are also provided in this section of the report. Also, in this section of the report, the market dynamics of the global residential robotic vacuum cleaner market in the form of drivers, restraints and trends are given to offer a deep understanding of this market.
The second part of the report contains the global residential robotic vacuum cleaner market analysis and forecast by robot type, by mode of charging and by region. This section of the report contains important market numbers in the form of market attractiveness index, incremental dollar opportunity and basis point share analysis. The third part of the report contains the regional residential robotic vacuum cleaner market analysis and the regions are chosen as per the market taxonomy. In this section of the report, the regional market numbers are discussed in great detail.
Competitive intelligence aids both the established and new players in this market
Another part of the report features the competition landscape of the global residential robotic vacuum cleaner market and has information on the key players operating in this market. The competition landscape contains detailed information on the important companies operating in the global residential robotic vacuum cleaner market in the form of company description, product overview, key developments, strategic overview and key financials of each of the featured companies along with the SWOT analysis of the companies. This competition landscape is a valuable part of the report as it contains all the necessary information to study the leading companies operating in the global residential robotic vacuum cleaner market in detail and also reveals how they implement their strategies and vision to stay at top in this highly competitive market.
A formidable and an extensive research methodology for accurate results
Overall market size has been analysed through historical data, primary responses, and public domain data. Revenue of companies in the global residential robotic vacuum cleaner market has been benchmarked to ascertain the market size for the base year. Macroeconomic indicators such as GDP and industry growth have been considered to forecast the market size over the forecast period. The historical growth trend of end-use industries, market participants’ performance, as well as the present macro-economic outlook has been taken into consideration for estimating the overall market trend forecast. This data is then validated using the triangulation method and is extensively scrutinised using advanced tools to garner quantitative and qualitative insights into the global residential robotic vacuum cleaner market.
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