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|21 December 2016|


The number of domestic household robots working for humans will top 31 million worldwide by 2019, according to a new report.

In its 2016 World Robotics Report: Service Robots, the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) revealed the sales value of robots – which will be cleaning floors, mowing lawns, and cleaning swimming pools – will also grow to about 13 billion US dollars worldwide over the next three years.

“Robotics in personal and domestic applications has experienced strong global growth with relatively few mass-market products: floor cleaning robots, lawn mowers and edutainment robots are dominating the market,” says Joe Gemma, President of the International Federation of Robotics. “But the next generation of robots will have even greater capabilities and will open up new fields of application.”

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