Humanoid Robots Market Research Report – Forecast to 2027

Humanoid Robots Market Research Report, by Component (Actuator, Control System, Power Source, Sensor), Motion (Bipedal), Application (Education & Entertainment, Personal Assistance, Public Relation, Research & Space Exploration) — Forecast till 2027

ID: MRFR/SEM/5097-HCR | February 2021 | Region: Global | 100 pages

Humanoid Robots Market Scenario


Market Research Future (MRFR), in its latest report on the Humanoid robots market 2020, explains the causes that are likely in impact the market across the assessment period. Humanoid robots are anthropomorphized robots with human like senses. Humanoid robot developers work on solving issues which include bipedal locomotion, dexterous manipulation, audio-visual perception, human-robot interaction, adaptive control and learning, targeted for the application in humanoid robots. The humanoid robot development industry constantly works on making robots that can work in close cooperation with humans in the same environments which are designed to suit human needs. The successful implementation of specialized industrial robots for industrial mass production has led to the development of general-purpose humanoid robots for a new set of applications. Humanoid robots are designed based on human-centered body design for it to have human like movements to adapt to a world designed for humans. Development in humanoid robots is moving in a direction to make them capable of having intuitive communication with human by analyzing and synthesizing speech, eye-movements, and mimicking gestures, and body language. Humanoid robots market have a variety of applications in education and entertainment, research & space exploration, search and rescue, retail, public relations, and personal assistance & caregiving among others. Humanoid robots market in retail deal with customer care and distribution process. Humanoid robots can have crucial applications in military search and rescue operations as their motion and durability can allow them to reach where humans cannot. Humanoid robots in public relations can answer customer queries and guide them to improve overall customer experience.


Development in artificial intelligence, machine learning, IoT, machine vision through AI, natural language processing is driving the growth of humanoid robots market as the entire working of humanoid robots is based on these technologies. The functions of humanoid robots that are still in development stage include bipedal locomotion, perception, dexterous manipulation, human-robot interactions and robot learning and adaptive behavior. Increasing demand to enhance customer experience, declining costs of hardware components used in robots, increasing adoption of humanoid robots in education and healthcare and surge in applications of humanoid robots for military and defense are the factors currently driving the humanoid robots market. However, high R&D budgets required for the development of humanoid robot technology is a restraining factor for the growth of humanoid robots market. High initial cost of humanoid robots and technical challenges in bipedal motion and human-robot interactions can also hamper the growth of humanoid robot market.


By Segments


The humanoid robots market is segmented based on component, motion, application, and region.


By component, the global humanoid robot market is segmented into software and hardware. The hardware segment is further sub-segmented into sensor, actuator, power source, control system and others.


By motion, the humanoid robot market is segmented into bipedal and wheel drive.


By application, the humanoid robot market is segmented into education and entertainment, research & space exploration, search and rescue, public relations, retail, personal assistance & caregiving and others.


Key players


The key players in humanoid robot market are DST Robot Co., Ltd (South Korea), Engineered Arts(UK), Hajime Research Institute(Japan), Hanson Robotics(Hong Kong), Honda Motor Co., Ltd.(Japan), Istituto Italiano Di Tecnologia(Italy), Kawada Robotics (Japan), Pal Robotics(Spain), Qihan Technology Co.(China), Robo Garage Co.(Japan), Samsung Electronics(South Korea), Toshiba (Japan), Ubtech Robotics(US), WowWee Group Limited(Hong Kong), SoftBank Robotics Corp. (Japan)., ROBOTIS(Republic of Korea) , Willow Garage(US) , Toyota Motor Corporation(Japan) .


The prominent players keep innovating and investing in research and development to present a cost-effective product portfolio. There have been many key developments in the products that the key players offer in terms of database automation.


Regional analysis


The regional analysis for humanoid robot market is done for North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and rest of the world.


Asia-Pacific dominates the humanoid robot market. The increasing demand for enhancing customer experience in countries like China and Japan is driving the growth of humanoid robot market in this region. Presence of majority of key players of the global humanoid robot market in the region is also driving the growth of Humanoid Robots Market in Asia-Pacific.


Europe contributes significantly to the humanoid robot market. The presence of key players along with technological advancement and growth in development of artificial intelligence in the region is driving the growth of humanoid robots market.  


Intended Audience



  • Robotics solution providers

  • OEMs

  • Software integrators

  • Technology investors

  • Regulatory industries

  • Artificial intelligence developers

  • Associations and forums related to Humanoid robots

  • Government bodies

  • Market research firms



Report Scope:
Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   Significant Value
  CAGR   Substantial CAGR
  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   Component, Motion, Application
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   DST Robot Co., Ltd (South Korea), Engineered Arts(UK), Hajime Research Institute(Japan), Hanson Robotics(Hong Kong), Honda Motor Co., Ltd.(Japan), Istituto Italiano Di Tecnologia(Italy), Kawada Robotics (Japan), Pal Robotics(Spain), Qihan Technology Co.(China), Robo Garage Co.(Japan), Samsung Electronics(South Korea), Toshiba (Japan), Ubtech Robotics(US), WowWee Group Limited(Hong Kong), SoftBank Robotics Corp. (Japan)., ROBOTIS(Republic of Korea) , Willow Garage(US) , Toyota Motor Corporation(Japan)
  Key Market Opportunities   The rise in deployment of artificial intelligence, machine vision through AI, and machine learning, and IoT can support the expansion of the humanoid robot market
  Key Market Drivers

  • Increasing demand to enhance customer experience.
  • Declining costs of hardware components used in robots.
  • Increasing adoption of humanoid robots in education and healthcare.
  • Surge in applications of humanoid robots for military and defense.


  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :


    Humanoid robots are anthropomorphized robots having human like senses.

    APAC region will dominate the humanoid robots market.

    Humanoid robots have wide applications in personal assistance and caregiving, retail, public relations, search and rescue, research and space exploration, education and entertainment, and others.

    Key players profiled in the humanoid robots market include Toyota Motor Corporation (Japan), Willow Garage (US), ROBOTIS (Republic of Korea), SoftBank Robotics Corp. (Japan), WowWee Group Limited (Hong Kong), Ubtech Robotics (US), Toshiba (Japan), Samsung Electronics (South Korea), Robo Garage Co.(Japan), Qihan Technology Co.(China), Pal Robotics(Spain), Kawada Robotics (Japan), IstitutoItaliano Di Tecnologia (Italy), Honda Motor Co., Ltd.(Japan), Hanson Robotics(Hong Kong), Hajime Research Institute(Japan), Engineered Arts(UK), and DST Robot Co., Ltd (South Korea).

    Key strategies incorporated by key players to stay ahead in the competition include mergers, acquisitions, new product launches, joint ventures, partnerships, and others.