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Robotic Air Purifier Market Size, Share & COVID-19 Impact Analysis, By Product Type (HEPA, Active Carbon, Electrostatic Precipitator, Ion & Ozone Generator, and Others), By End-user (Residential and Commercial), and Regional Forecast, 2022-2029

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The global robotic air purifier market size was valued at USD 280.1 million in 2021 and is projected to grow from USD 302.0 million in 2022 to USD 535.1 million by 2029, exhibiting a CAGR of 8.5% during the forecast period. 

The air purification robot adopts a mobile robot equipped with air filtration techniques such as active carbon, High-efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA), and others. It is assembled with HEPA filters. HEPA filters are designed with fiberglass of 0.5 mm to 0.2 mm. The robotic self-navigation technology, AI, and environment recognition technology are applied to operate a robotic air purifier. The air purification robot has the ability to remove or minimize gaseous pollutants, cigarette odor, airborne allergens, and other chemical pollutants from the air. Benefits associated with a product are easy installment, enhanced customer experience, simple design, and high operational efficiency.

A robotic air purifier generally has four components, such as air filter module, renewable energy generation module, sensory module, and data analytics module, which help in identifying the location of where air purification is to be done. There has been an increase in the adoption of these products in smart homes and residential homes for the air purification process. There is a rise in the adoption of these products for the purification of air. According to the World Health Organization, air pollution is the cause of death, i.e., 46% die due to ambient air pollution and 54% die due to household air pollution. A rise in the emergence of these products has popularized the robotic air purifier, thereby increasing the demand for the product.Based on global robotic air purifier market analysis, this market exhibited an average growth of 7.4% in 2020 as compared to 2019.


Rapid Growth of Market Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

The outbreak of COVID-19 is expected to have a positive impact on the market during the forecast period. Increased indoor time spent by consumers has provided considerable increment in the sales of these products across the globe. The net sales of iRobot Corporation grew by 18% in 2020 as compared to 2019.

Lockdown implementation in several countries, such as India, the U.S., Africa, and others, and social distancing rules enforced to stop the spread of coronavirus led to the sudden closure of manufacturing facilities and also restrained the operations in public spaces. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected and delayed our effort to fully diversify the supply chains into Malaysia, China, and Africa, among others during the fiscal year 2021. In addition, an increase in net sales of major companies is expected to register the highest growth in the market. For instance, the net sales of Ecovacs Robotics grew by 36.1% in 2020 as compared to 2019.

Moreover, in the long term, the COVID-19 pandemic is anticipated to have an affirmative impact on the global market. As per various secondary resources, from the second quarter of 2020, the demand for air purifier robots witnessed considerable traction and is projected to bolster further over the slated period of time. Furthermore, major players are focusing on spending on research & development activities and new advancements in robotic air purifiers, which is projected to provide long-term market growth.


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Adoption of Smart Automated System and Technological Advancement in the Product to Positively Influence the Market Growth

There has been a transformation of air purifier robot with the integration of innovative technologies such as sensors, Artificial Intelligence (AI) features, Internet of Things (IoT), and smart home technology. An inclination toward smart home technology, with automated air purifier products, is driving the growth of the market. Furthermore, assembling various air filters in robot devices for consumers to avoid allergies fuels the growth of the market. The inclusion of smart sensors to increase the effectiveness of the systems attracts a wide range of customers toward the market. Moreover, the rising disposable income of individuals in developing countries, such as India, Brazil, Africa, and other countries globally, has enormously increased the demand for smart devices, such as robotic air purifiers, thereby driving the market growth.


Rising Awareness Regarding Indoor Air Quality Globally to Boost Market Growth

Increasing urbanization and overcrowding across urban areas have increased the amount of air pollution and substantially degraded the air quality index across major cities of prominent economies. The application of air purifiers across residential and commercial facilities to have an increment in air quality has registered noteworthy increment across countries such as India, Brazil, the U.S., and others. There is increasing awareness regarding the use of these products to reduce air pollution. Increasing pollution globally, increases concerns for health safety and surges the demand for such products to improve indoor air quality, thereby boosting the growth of the market.


High Product and Maintenance Cost Hampers Market Growth

The extended benefits of air purifier robots are either standalone or integrated with robotic vacuum cleaners. These products have high cost compared to traditional air purifiers, which hampers the growth of the market. For instance, one air purifier robot has a price range of USD 499 - USD 1,299, and traditional air purifiers have prices ranging from USD 120 - USD 900. These air purifiers are integrated with the latest technology, thereby requiring high maintenance costs. This is expected to restrain market development and propel them to use traditional air purifiers, which hampers the market growth.


By Product Type Analysis

HEPA Segment Set to Observe Significant Growth of Market

By product type, the market is classified into HEPA, active carbon, electrostatic precipitator, ion & ozone generator, and others (anion purification layer and palmer purification layers). The HEPA segment dominates the market. The electrostatic precipitator segment is set to exhibit the highest CAGR of 9.7% during the forecast period (2022-2029).

The High-efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) segment is largely adopted in air purifiers robots, owing to its high efficiency, ability to provide purified air, efficient dust removal, and elimination of particulate matter. It is best suitable for residential as well as commercial properties. Such factors are anticipated to boost the growth of the market.

The active carbon segment has decent growth during the forecast year, owing to benefits associated such as absorbing many dust particles, compact and robust design, and cost-effective availability of the product.

The electrostatic precipitator segment has the highest CAGR of 9.7% during the forecast period, owing to features such as long durability. It can be used for a collection of both wet impurities and dry impurities as well as low operating costs and high collection efficiency.

The ion & ozone generators and others (anion purification layer and palmer purification layer) segment are having decent growth during the forecast period due to increase in adoption of this type of filter in the market.   

By End-user Analysis

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Residential Segment to Display Higher CAGR for Market

By end-user, the market is categorized into residential and commercial.

The residential segment is predicted to perceive strong growth of 8.9% during the forecast period, owing to the use of these products in homes.

Rise in the adoption of such products in residential homes for the removal of dust, toxic fumes, oil mist, harmful odor, and cigarette odor is boosting the growth of these products for residential homes.

A robotic air purifier is used in commercial properties such as offices, restaurants, pubs, and hotels. There is a rise in the use of these products in the commercial sector, owing to the removal of dust, smoke, and bad odor.


Asia Pacific Robotic Air Purifier Market Size, 2021 (USD Million)

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The global market is studied across North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East & Africa, and Latin America.

According to the research report, the Asia Pacific region is estimated to hold a dominating share in the global market, owing to sturdy financial growth in China, India, Japan, and others. This gives an opportunity to the investment plans of prominent players for these products. In addition, the increasing urban population across the globe increased the demand for robotic air purifier to improve the quality of air. In addition, in the Asia Pacific region, consumers are rapidly adopting such products that are used in the household sector.

China to Witness Fastest Growth Attributed to Adoption of Technological Advancement in Robotic Air Purifier

China is considered as one of the biggest markets for these products across the globe. An increase in health awareness contributes to the growth of the market. There has been an increase in infectious diseases and pathogens, which, in turn, provided a rise in awareness of the importance of maintaining hygiene in residential and commercial spaces, which are the growth drivers for the market.

North America is projected to grow with the highest growth rate, owing to a rise in stringent regulation and rise in awareness about indoor air quality, driving the growth of the market. In addition, North America is expected to witness a significant growth owing to rapid adoption of innovative technologies throughout the region. Major players, such as iRobot Corporation and Unilever Plc, have a presence in North America to expand the product portfolio of such products.

In Europe, owing to larger household spaces in residential as well as commercial spaces, the demand for air purifier robot is increasing. Also, the installation of comprehensive ambient air quality management and creating awareness among people drive the robotic air purifier market growth in the European region.

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Latin America and the Middle East & Africa are expected to witness moderate growth due to government focus on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) from regions such as North America and Europe.   


Prominent Players are holding a considerable Market Share in Terms of Revenue

Key players, such as Ecovacs Robotics and iRobot Corporation, are engaged in providing air purifier robots globally due to their capability of enhancing robotic technology among many other types of robotic technologies products such as robotic vacuum cleaners, air purifier robot, and others.

Major players adopted famous air filters, such as High-efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) and active carbon filters, to improve the quality of indoor air and increase the efficiency of these devices. Such factors boost the growth of the market.

Ecovacs Robotic has its head office in China with a huge presence in China and is projected to increase its geographical presence and revenue globally. In addition, the adoption of technological advancements in air purifier robot, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and smart sensors, is expected to maintain a sustainable position in the competitive market.


  • iRobot Corporation (U.S.)

  • ROVACS (China)

  • Diqee Intelligent Corp Ltd (China)

  • Ecovacs (China)

  • Fakir Hausgerate GmbH (Germany)

  • Aier Environment Technology Co Ltd (China)

  • Shenzhen Global New Intelligence Technology Co Ltd (China)

  • JETS Air Pro (U.S.)

  • MTG GmbH (Germany)

  • Prosenic (China)


  • November 2019 – Ecovacs Robotics presented a paper on 3D simultaneous localization and Mopping (SLAM) in service robotics technology at the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) 2019. This paper helps to involve robotics technology in air purifier products.   

  • May 2022 – iRobot Corporation introduced iRobot OS, a genius home intelligence platform. It provides a new level of customer experience for smart homes and cleaning homes. This new OS is designed to improve the performance of products.

  • April 2022- AIRROBO launched a new AR400 air purifier for residential and commercial spaces. It is focused on Artificial Intelligence (AI) based technologies, Tres Air Filtration technology, and three lines of defense, thereby giving fresh and purified air.


An Infographic Representation of Robotic Air Purifier Market

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The report covers leading regions across the globe to offer a better understanding to end-users. Moreover, the report offers insights into the industry dynamics and analyzes technologies utilized at a rapid pace across the world. It also displays some of the key factors and restraints to help the readers gain in-depth knowledge about the market of robotic air purifier.

Report Scope & Segmentation



Study Period

2018 – 2029

Base Year


Estimated Year


Forecast Period

2022 – 2029

Historical Period

2018 – 2020


Value (USD million)


By Product Type, End-user, and Region

By Product Type

  • HEPA

  • Active Carbon

  • Electrostatic Precipitator

  • Ion & Ozone Generator

  • Others (Anion Purification Layer and Palmer Purification Layer)

By End-user

  • Residential

  • Commercial

By Region

  • North America (Product Type, End-user, and Country)

    • U.S. (By End-user)

    • Canada (By End-user)

    • Mexico (By End-user)

  • Europe (Product Type, End-user, and Country)

    • Germany (By End-user)

    • Italy (By End-user)

    • France (By End-user)

    • U.K. (By End-user)

    • Russia (By End-user)

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia Pacific (Product Type, End-user, and Country)

    • China (By End-user)

    • India (By End-user)

    • Japan (By End-user)

    • South Korea (By End-user)

    • Rest of Asia Pacific

  • Middle East and Africa (Product Type, End-user, and Country)

    • South Africa (By End-user)

    • GCC (By End-user)

    • Israel (By End-user)

    • Rest of Middle East and Africa

  • Latin America (Product Type, End-user, and Country)

    • Brazil (By End-user)

    • Argentina (By End-user)

    • Rest of Latin America

Frequently Asked Questions

Fortune Business Insights says that the market stood at USD 280.1 million in 2021.

Fortune Business Insights says that the market will reach USD 535.1 million in 2029.

Registering a CAGR of 8.5%, the market will exhibit strong growth during the forecast period.

An integration of robotic air filters with robotic vacuum cleaner and rising awareness about regarding indoor quality globally are expected to drive market growth.

Irobot Corporation, Diqee Intelligent Corp Ltd, and Ecovacs are the top companies in the global market

The HEPA segment is expected to capture the highest CAGR in the market.

The residential segment is expected to capture the highest CAGR in the market.

North America is expected to capture the highest CAGR in the market.

High product cost and high maintenance cost are anticipated to restraint the growth of the market.

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