Construction Robot Market Research Report – Forecast to 2027

Global Construction Robot Market, By Design Type (Traditional Robot, Robotic Arm), Automation (Fully Autonomous and Semi-Autonomous), Function (Demolition, Bricklaying), Vertical (Public Infrastructure, Commercial and Residential Buildings), Industry - Forecast till 2027

ID: MRFR/ICT/4844-HCR | February 2021 | Region: Global | 100 pages

Construction Robot Market Synopsis:


The construction industry is embracing automation for commercial construction, renovation, and demolition which is leading the way for construction robots market. Construction takes place in a disorganized environment and can pose various threats to workers. Construction robots offer various advantages like improvement in safety, quality, and productivity. Many types of construction robots are ready to break into the construction robot market to perform various construction related activities and tasks. A 3D-printing robot is used for designing prototypes for buildings and 3D models for bridges which simplifies the construction of complex design structure and allows construction companies to save time and costs.


Moreover, the combination of 3D printing and industrial robots proves to be the growing trend in the construction industry. With the drive to improve operational efficiency on construction sites, the adoption of autonomous construction vehicles like bulldozers, tractors, cranes, and excavators is gaining momentum. Other construction robots for brick-laying and masonry enhance speed and quality of construction work. Demolition robots are another type of construction robots which are gaining popularity in the mainstream applications for demolishing concrete and structural components of a building at the end of its life cycle.


Advancements in industrial robotics have resulted in implementation on UAV (unmanned aerial vehicles) in the construction industry which is also known as drones. UAVs are mostly used for health and safety inspections, site surveying, capturing accurate data for large sites, and accessing hazardous zones. Exoskeleton products are also expected to impact the global construction industry. Exoskeletons include wearable mechanical suits which are worn outside the clothing by the workers to help with the lifting of heavy equipment, machinery, and supplies. These suits are designed to augment human capacity and overcome physical weaknesses and assist the workers in their tasks. According to a study, around 40 companies are manufacturing exoskeletons worldwide to deploy them on their respective construction sites.


Growth in skyscrapers and mixed-use building projects, adoption of automation by construction companies, and lack of workforce in the developed countries are some of the factors driving the growth of the global construction robot market. However, high initial costs and reluctance to adopt robotic solutions and automation by construction companies due to high investments in R&D are some of the challenges for the global construction market.


Construction Robot Market Segmentation:


  • By design type, the market is segmented into traditional robot, robotic arm, exoskeleton.

  • By automation, the market is segmented into fully autonomous and semi-autonomous.

  • By function, the market is segmented into demolition, bricklaying, 3D printing, concrete structural erection, finishing work, doors and windows installation and others.

  • By vertical, the market is segmented into public infrastructure, commercial and residential buildings, nuclear dismantling and demolition, and others (road and tunnel construction).


The global market for construction robots is estimated to reach a market value of USD 165 million by 2023 growing at a 17% CAGR during the forecast period 2018–2023.


Construction Robot Market Regional Analysis:
The global market for global construction robot is estimated to grow at a significant rate during the forecast period from 2018 to 2023. The geographical analysis of user activity monitoring market is studied for North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the rest of the world.


At present, Asia-Pacific region is dominating the global construction robot market due to the adoption of automation in mining and construction industries in countries like Australia, China, India, Malaysia, and Vietnam. Moreover, Japan is a pioneer in the application of robots as it has been implementing automation in construction activities since 1980s. European construction robot market is expected to grow due to the increasing demand for construction and demolition robots in various facilities, increasing number of government regulations, and growth in residential and non-residential construction projects.


Also, construction robot market is expected to attain sustainable growth in North America during the forecast period due to shortage of skilled labor, need for cost and waste reduction, need for precision and efficiency in production, increased worker safety, and use of drones on construction sites.


Construction Robot Market Key Players:
The prominent players in the market of Global Construction robot  are – Brokk AB (Sweden), Husqvarna (Sweden), Esko Bionics (U.S.), Komatsu (Japan), Conjet AB (Sweden), TopTec Spezialmaschinen GmbH (Germany), Construction Robotics (U.S.) Fastbrick Robotics (Australia), Autonomous Solutions (US), Apis Cor (Russia), nLink (Norway), Yingchuang Building Technique Co. (WinSun) (China), Advanced Construction Robotics (US), MX3D (Netherlands), CyBe Construction (Netherlands), Cyberdyne (Japan), Giant Hydraulic Tech (China), Alpine Sales and Rental (US) and Beijing Borui Intelligent Control Technology (China).


The prominent players keep innovating and investing in research and development to present a cost-effective product portfolio. There has been recent mergers and acquisitions among the key players, a strategy the business entities leverage to strengthen their reach to the customers.


Intended Audience:



  • Global Construction robot Providers

  • Raw material suppliers

  • Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs)

  • Technology providers

  • Solutions providers

  • Intellectual property license providers

  • Government and regulatory bodies

  • Research institutes and organizations

  • Construction robots distributors

  • Technology Investors



Report Scope:
Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   USD 165 Million (2023)
  CAGR   17% (2018-2023)
  Base Year   2019
  Forecast Period   2020-2027
  Historical Data   2018
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Million)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   By Design Type, Function
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   Brokk AB (Sweden), Husqvarna (Sweden), Esko Bionics (U.S.), Komatsu (Japan), Conjet AB (Sweden), TopTec Spezialmaschinen GmbH (Germany), Construction Robotics (U.S.) Fastbrick Robotics (Australia), Autonomous Solutions (US), Apis Cor (Russia), nLink (Norway), Yingchuang Building Technique Co. (WinSun) (China), Advanced Construction Robotics (US), MX3D (Netherlands), CyBe Construction (Netherlands), Cyberdyne (Japan), Giant Hydraulic Tech (China), Alpine Sales and Rental (US) and Beijing Borui Intelligent Control Technology (China).
  Key Market Opportunities   Growth in skyscrapers and mixed-use building projects, adoption of automation by construction companies, and lack of workforce in the developed countries are some of the factors driving the growth of the global construction robot market.
  Key Market Drivers   The drive to improve operational efficiency on construction sites, the adoption of autonomous construction vehicles like bulldozers, tractors, cranes, and excavators is gaining momentum.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :


TopTec Spezialmaschinen GmbH (Germany), Conjet AB (Sweden), Autonomous Solutions (US), Construction Robotics (U.S.) Fastbrick Robotics (Australia), Yingchuang Building Technique Co. (WinSun) (China),Apis Cor (Russia) and nLink (Norway) are the notable competitors in the market.

The segments of public infrastructure, commercial, and residential buildings have a considerable pull on the global market.

USD 165 million approx. is expected to be garnered by the market by 2023.

The APAC region shows the potential for unparalleled market growth.

A 17% CAGR is expected to induce favorable development of the market.