Delivery Robots Market

Global Delivery Robots Market Research Report: By Solution (Hardware and Software), By Number of Wheels (2-wheel robots, 3-wheel robots, 4-wheel robots, and 6-wheel robots), By End-Use (Food & beverage, Retail, Healthcare, Postal service, and Others), and Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World) Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Regional Analysis, Competitor Analysis and Forecast 2023-2031.

Electronics & Semiconductor | September 2023 | Report ID: EMR0091 | Pages: 217

The Global Delivery Robots Market was valued at USD 0.45 million in 2022, and is predicted to reach approximately USD 3.48 million by 2031, at a CAGR of 25.5% from 2023 to 2031. Delivery robots are self-governing devices engineered to move items from one place to another without requiring human involvement. These robots provide a practical and effective answer for transporting goods over short distances, particularly in city areas. Equipped with sensors, cameras, and navigation systems, they can successfully navigate through sidewalks, streets, and other public areas. Delivery robots are available in various types, such as wheeled robots, drones, and even humanoid robots. Their adaptability allows them to accommodate packages of different sizes and shapes, catering to a wide array of delivery requirements. With the ability to operate nonstop, these robots significantly reduce delivery times and enhance the overall efficiency of the delivery process.




Report Attribute


Estimated Market Value (2022)

0.45 Bn

Projected Market Value (2031)

3.48 Bn

Base Year


Forecast Years

2023 - 2031

Scope of the Report

Historical and Forecast Trends, Industry Drivers and Constraints, Historical and Forecast Market Analysis by Segment- By Solution, By Number of Wheels, By End-Use, & Region

Segments Covered

By Solution, By Number of Wheels, By End-Use, & Region

Forecast Units

Value (USD Billion or Million), and Volume (Units)

Quantitative Units

Revenue in USD million/billion and CAGR from 2023 to 2031

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa, and Rest of World

Countries Covered

U.S., Canada, Mexico, U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Brazil, Argentina, GCC Countries, and South Africa, among others

Report Coverage

Market growth drivers, restraints, opportunities, Porter’s five forces analysis, PEST analysis, value chain analysis, regulatory landscape, market attractiveness analysis by segments and region, company market share analysis, and COVID-19 impact analysis.

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Global Delivery Robots Market Dynamics

The rising need for effective solutions in delivering goods over short distances in urban areas plays a vital role. Delivery robots present a cost-efficient and time-saving substitute for traditional delivery methods, effectively addressing challenges like traffic congestion and limited parking spaces. Furthermore, the flourishing e-commerce industry and the surge in online shopping have generated a demand for quicker and more adaptable delivery options, which can be met by delivery robots. Furthermore, environmental concerns and the drive towards sustainable practices have further accelerated the adoption of delivery robots, as they diminish carbon emissions and reduce dependence on fossil fuels. The progress in robotics and artificial intelligence technologies has significantly enhanced the capabilities of these robots, empowering them to maneuver through complex environments and interact with humans safely.

Global Delivery Robots Market Drivers


  • Technological Advancements

The advancements in robotics and artificial intelligence technologies have significantly improved the capabilities of delivery robots. These robots can now navigate complex environments, including sidewalks and streets, and interact with humans safely. The continuous development of these technologies is driving the expansion and effectiveness of the delivery robots market.

  • Increasing Demand for Last-Mile Delivery Solutions



  • Regulatory and Legal Challenges

The use of delivery robots in public spaces raises regulatory and legal challenges. Issues related to safety, privacy, and liability need to be addressed to ensure smooth integration of delivery robots into existing infrastructures.

  • High Initial Costs



  • Integration with Other Technologies

Delivery robots can be integrated with other emerging technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT) and 5G connectivity, enabling real-time tracking, remote monitoring, and enhanced communication capabilities. This integration can further optimize the delivery process and provide valuable data insights.

  • International Market Penetration


Segment Overview

By Wheels

Based on the wheels, the global delivery robots market is segmented into 2-wheel robots, 3-wheel robots, 4-wheel robots, and 6-wheel robots. The 2-wheel robots segment is dominating the market with the largest revenue share of around 40.2% in 2022. 2-wheel robots provide a versatile and nimble solution for efficient package delivery in urban settings. With their small size and agility, they can effortlessly navigate through sidewalks, streets, and other pedestrian areas, making them highly suitable for last-mile delivery. Moreover, 2-wheel robots are often cost-effective compared to other types of robots, making them an appealing option for businesses seeking affordable delivery solutions. Additionally, the increasing demand for same-day and on-demand deliveries in the e-commerce industry has further accelerated the adoption of 2-wheel robots, as they provide the speed and flexibility required to meet these evolving customer expectations.


By Solution

The delivery robots’ market has been segmented into hardware and software. The software segment is dominating the market with the largest revenue share of around 73.5% in 2022. The hardware component forms a crucial and fundamental aspect of delivery robots, encompassing sensors, power sources, navigation systems, and other vital elements. As the capabilities of delivery robots continue to advance and become more sophisticated, there is a growing demand for advanced and dependable hardware components. The hardware segment comprises various robot types, including wheeled robots, drones, and humanoid robots, each designed to cater to diverse delivery requirements and environments. Moreover, innovations in hardware drive the overall performance and capabilities of delivery robots, empowering them to navigate complex terrains, handle packages of varying sizes, and interact effectively with their surroundings.


By End-Use

Based on end-use, the global delivery robots market is segmented into food & beverage, retail, healthcare, postal service, and others. The food & beverage segment is dominating the market with the largest revenue share of around 27.5% in 2022. The surge in online ordering platforms, food delivery services, and ghost kitchens has amplified the need for dependable and efficient delivery solutions within the food and beverage industry. Delivery robots present a convenient and cost-effective method to transport food orders, guaranteeing timely deliveries and elevating customer satisfaction


Global Delivery Robots Market Overview by Region

By Region, the global Delivery Robots Market has been divided into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. North America held the largest market share, of around 43.8% in 2022. The region comprises technologically advanced nations such as the United States and Canada, known for their emphasis on innovation and the adoption of state-of-the-art technologies. This conducive environment has fostered the growth and implementation of restraint robots across diverse industries in the region. In North America, the healthcare sector is particularly robust, and restraint robots are widely employed in hospitals and medical facilities to manage patients and ensure the safety of staff members. Additionally, the region boasts a well-developed law enforcement infrastructure where restraint robots are utilized to handle potentially hazardous situations, minimizing risks and optimizing operational efficiency.



Global Delivery Robots Market Competitive Landscape

In the global delivery robots market, a small number of prominent players hold significant market dominance and have established a strong regional presence. These key participants are committed to ongoing research and development initiatives. Additionally, they actively engage in strategic growth endeavors such as product development, product launches, joint ventures, and partnerships. By pursuing these strategies, these companies aim to strengthen their market position and expand their customer base to capture a substantial share of the market.

Some of the prominent players in the global delivery robots market include, Relay Robotics, Kiwibot, Nuro Inc., ST Engineering, Alibaba Group, Starship Technologies, Boston Dynamics, Eliport, Ottonomy, Panasonic Holding Corporation, and various other key players.


Global Delivery Robots Market Recent Developments

In March 2023, Suzuki Motor Corporation and LOMBY Inc. have collaborated to build self-driving delivery robots. Suzuki will be in charge of the creation and design of the robot's basis in this joint project, while LOMBY will be in charge of manufacturing the prototype, making required revisions, and developing a delivery system. They will also undertake demonstration testing to demonstrate the autonomous delivery robot's capabilities.


Scope of the Global Delivery Robots Market Report

Delivery Robots Market Report Segmentation



By Solution

  • Hardware
  • Software


By Wheels Type

  • 2-wheel robots
  • 3-wheel robots
  • 4-wheel robots
  • 6-wheel robots


By End-Use

  • Food & beverage
  • Retail
  • Healthcare
  • Postal service
  • Others


By Geography

  • North America (USA, and Canada)
  • Europe (UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe)
  • Asia Pacific (Japan, China, India, Australia, Southeast Asia and Rest of Asia Pacific)
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America)
  • Middle East & Africa (South Africa, GCC, and Rest of Middle East & Africa)

Customization Scope

  • Available upon request


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Objectives of the Study

The objectives of the study are summarized in 5 stages. They are as mentioned below:


  • Global Delivery Robots Market Size and Forecast:

To identify and estimate the market size for the global delivery robots market segmented by solution, by number of wheels, by end-use, region and by value (in U.S. dollars). Also, to understand the consumption/ demand created by consumers of delivery robots between 2019 and 2031.


  • Market Landscape and Trends:

To identify and infer the drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges for the global delivery robots market


  • Market Influencing Factors:

To find out the factors which are affecting the sales of delivery robots among consumers


  • Impact of COVID-19:

To identify and understand the various factors involved in the global delivery robots market affected by the pandemic


  • Company Profiling:

To provide a detailed insight into the major companies operating in the market. The profiling will include the financial health of the company's past 2-3 years with segmental and regional revenue breakup, product offering, recent developments, SWOT analysis, and key strategies.


Intended Audience

  • Delivery Robots Manufacturers
  • Raw Material Suppliers
  • Retailers, Wholesalers, and Distributors
  • Governments, Associations, and Industrial Bodies
  • Investors and Trade Experts

Research Methodology

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Primary Research

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Market Analysis & size Estimation

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Frequently Asked Questions

The global delivery robots market forecast period is 2023 - 2031
According to delivery robots market research, the market is expected to grow at a CAGR of ~25.5% over the coming years.
Asia-Pacific is expected to register the highest CAGR during 2023 - 2031
North America held the largest share in 2022
The major companies operating in the global delivery robots market include, Relay Robotics, Kiwibot, Nuro Inc., ST Engineering, Alibaba Group, Starship Technologies, Boston Dynamics, Eliport, Ottonomy, Panasonic Holding Corporation, and others.

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