One in 10 U.S. homes may have a robot by 2020
Don’t have a robot working in your home? In a few years, you just might.
At least one in 10 U.S. homes will have a consumer robot by 2020, according to a study from Juniper Research. That number is up considerably from the one robot in 25 homes this year.
We’re not quite ready to have a Rosie the robot, like the one on The Jetsons, working in homes as maids and cooks, but the first robots to enter our homes likely will be task oriented, doing basic household chores like mowing the lawn or vacuuming.
That means while some hotels and businesses are starting to use robots as butlers or guides, the vast majority of people are likely to start by bringing a simpler machine, like an iRobot’s Roomba, into their household.