Autonomous Delivery Robots Market Size & Share, by Type (Semi-Autonomous, Fully Autonomous Robots); Load Carrying Capacity (Less than 10kg, 10kg-50kg, More than 50kg); End-user (Healthcare, Hospitality, Retail & Logistics) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2023-2035

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  • Published Date: Aug 02, 2023
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Global Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2023 - 2035

Autonomous Delivery Robots Market size is expected to surpass around USD 10 Billion by the end of 2035, witnessing around 35% CAGR during the forecast period, i.e., 2023 – 2035. In the year 2022, the industry size of autonomous delivery robots was USD 2 Billion. The growth of the market can be attributed to the autonomous delivery robots (ADRs) attractive potential owing to rising consumer expectations for quicker and more convenient deliveries. Furthermore, China’s Alibaba Group delayed an autonomous robot for logistics help in September 2020 wherein 500 packages can be delivered by the robot per day.

In addition to these, factors that are believed to fuel the market growth are the increased number of internet users has propelled the population towards online shopping, which in turn is expected to increase the demand for autonomous delivery robots. As per a recent report, the number of internet users rose from almost 4 billion in 2018 to 5 billion in 2021 all over the world.

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Autonomous Delivery Robots Market: Key Insights

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Base Year Market Size (2022)

~ USD 2 Billion

Forecast Year Market Size (2035)

~ USD 10 Billion

Regional Scope

  • North America (U.S., and Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
  • Asia-Pacific (Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, NORDIC, Rest of Europe)
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC North Africa, South Africa, Rest of the Middle East and Africa)

Autonomous Delivery Robots Sector: Growth Drivers and Challenges


Growth Drivers

  • Increasing Adoption of Robotic Automation Process– Introducing IoT and AI in delivering sector for optimizing business operations is anticipated to result in smoother workflows and increased customer support. As a result, many businesses are expected to incorporate robotics in their functions which are forecasted to be lucrative growth opportunities in the autonomous delivery robots market. For instance, by the end of 2023, more than 30% of operational warehouses are estimated to be supplemented by collaborative robots that increase worker efficiency and reduce operational time.
  • Growing Marketing Automation– For instance, in 2019, more than 50% of companies globally were known to be using marketing automation technologies and about 55% of B2B companies were further planning to adopt the automation technology.
  • Increased Investments in Robotics – A recent news stated that more than USD 15 billion was invested in robotic startups in 2020 globally.


  • Concern Related to High Investments- Road automatic delivery robots (RADRs) significantly costs low in a variety of situations, but they always come at a cost of much more vehicle miles driven per client served. The cost provided by the Out water and Kitchen, excluding labor expenses, is used to calculate the USD 30/hrs running cost of a RADAR. The cost is ten increased by 15% to account for the more expensive autonomous vehicle technology
  • Low Awareness About Robots in Developing Countries
  • Absence of High Technology

Autonomous Delivery Robots Segmentation

End User (Healthcare, Hospitality, Retail & Logistics)

The retail & logistics segment is attributed to garner the highest market gain by 2033. The increasing trend towards e-commerce and online shopping is expected to drive the growth of the global autonomous delivery robots market across all geographies. As specified above the increasing online retail and online shopping would give rise to the production of autonomous delivery robots. E-commerce in India is expected to be worth more than USD 150 billion by 2025.

Type (Semi-Autonomous, Fully Autonomous Robots)

The fully autonomous robots had the largest market share of 60 % in 2022 and it is also expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. Fully autonomous robots are automatic delivery robots that would not include robotic automation process, or any interference from humans and will automatically perform the delivery tasks. These robot systems will be well installed, they would include cameras, ultrasound sensors, and GPS trackers in their systems and they could deliver any item from one place to another safely. Also, they could also be used for room service with the help of them the delivery system would become really easy and convenient.

Our in-depth analysis of the global market includes the following segments:


  • Semi-Autonomous
  • Fully Autonomous Robots

          Load Carrying Capacity

  • Less than 10kg
  • 10kg-50kg
  • More than 50kg

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Autonomous Delivery Robots Industry- Regional Synopsis

North American Market Forecast

The market share of autonomous delivery robots in North America, is set to be the largest with a share of about 35% by the end of 2035. The growth of the market can be attributed majorly to the numerous start-ups and manufacturers that are also located in the area and are attempting to advance robotic delivery systems. Delivery robots are assisting hospitality facilities to obtain significant attention from the media, which is an essential channel in the region. According to the E-commerce Foundation, North America’s e-commerce business is being driven by the world’s greatest rate of social network adoption.

APAC Market Statistics

The Asia Pacific autonomous delivery robots market is predicted to be register a share of about 24% by the end of 2035. The growth of the market can be attributed majorly to the increasing number of e-shoppers in the region. The Southeast Asia region was evaluated to add about 60 million online shoppers since the beginning of the pandemic. Also, the total number of online shoppers is estimated to reach more than 350 million by the end of 2026.

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Companies Dominating the Autonomous Delivery Robots Landscape

    • Marble Robot Inc.
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      • Financial Performance
      • Key Performance Indicators
      • Risk Analysis
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      • Regional Presence
      • SWOT Analysis
    • Aethon Inc.
    • Aitonomi AG
    • Boston Dynamics Inc.
    •, Inc.
    • Kiwi Campus SAS
    • Nuro Inc.
    • Piaggio & C. Spa
    • Postmates Inc.
    • Caterpillar Inc.


In The News

  • Aethon Inc. has announced its entry into the hospitality market with the launch of its new robot. Through this, the company expects to double its revenue by moving into hotels.
  • Caterpillar Inc. has signed an agreement to acquire Marble, a startup company that makes delivery robots. This acquisition is expected to bring solutions to meet the changing needs of construction, quarry, industrial, and waste industries.

Author Credits:  Abhishek Verma, Hetal Singh

  • Report ID: 3857
  • Published Date: Aug 02, 2023
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Increasing affordability and return on investment in infrastructure-light robots, and continued growth in the e-commerce industry are the major factors driving the market growth.

The market size of autonomous delivery robots is anticipated to attain a CAGR of around 35% over the forecast period, i.e., 2023 – 2035.

The major players in the market are Aethon Inc., Aitonomi AG, Boston Dynamics Inc.,, Inc., Kiwi Campus SAS, Nuro Inc., Piaggio & C. Spa, Postmates Inc., and Caterpillar Inc.

The retail & logistics segment is anticipated to garner the largest market size by the end of 2035 and display significant growth opportunities.

The market in the North American region is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2035 and provide more business opportunities in the future.
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