DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Autonomous
Delivery Robots Market – Growth, Trends and Forecasts (2019 – 2024)”
report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s
The autonomous delivery robots market is expected to register a CAGR of
over 49.5% during the forecast period, 2019 – 2024
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an hour in a day, and send it to the supplier.
The last mile in supply chain management and transportation planning
describes the movement of goods from a transportation hub to the final
delivery destination. Delivery is typical to a personal home/residence
and can involve big and bulky items that require setup or assembly
inside a home or office. Consumers are becoming increasingly
sophisticated in what they demand from last-mile delivery. About 20% to
25% of consumers would pick same-day or instant delivery if it were
available at low prices. Moreover, the e-commerce industry is growing
without cessation and does not show any signs of stopping, more so as
developing countries jump on the bandwagon.
This has led to the continued growth of courier, express, and parcel
services across different regions of the world, as home delivery has
grown to be the most preferred package delivery method, especially among
the millennial population. In addition, municipalities are looking at
regulating the use of these robots on city sidewalks in some countries.
For instance, in December 2017, the city of San Francisco banned
delivery robots from most of its sidewalks, forcing companies to test
their robots in other cities.
Autonomous delivery robots began toting food to waiting for customers in
San Francisco earlier in 2017 after Marble partnered with Yelp Eat 24 to
test its flagship delivery bot. The four-wheeled robot is the size of an
office copy machine. However, some pedestrians in San Francisco have
complained that they crowd sidewalks and present a hazard to humans.
Therefore, in May, shortly after Marble’s first bot rolled down the
sidewalk, San Francisco Supervisor Norman Yee proposed a ban on the use
of the technology in the city, citing public safety concerns. These
challenges, among others, will determine whether last-mile delivery
robots move from an emerging technology to a more mass-market offering.
Thus, delivery robots are not likely to find easy usage on crowded
roads, which is the most common scenario in urban areas.
Moreover, although the market is expected to grow, several challenges
are expected to contest automated last-mile deliveries. Like
self-driving cars, many trials of autonomous last-mile delivery robots
are occurring in fair-weather locations. Outdoor deliveries will
challenge such vehicles with snowy, icy, or rainy conditions.
For instance, in Boston, where NuTonomy has been road testing autonomous
vehicles in cooperation with city planning officials, snow and seagulls
have emerged as two of the biggest obstacles. Further, since delivery
robots can be understood as cyber-physical systems in the context of
Industry 4.0, there has to be the related regulatory framework of
Industry 4.0 in international terms. As some of the autonomous delivery
robots available currently are still remotely controlled from a control
center, a permanent exchange of data between the robot and the control
center occurs, resulting in serious issues in terms of data protection.
Unless all firms shift to provide completely independent autonomous
delivery robots, such as Starship Technologies, this factor will
challenge market growth.
Scope of the Report
The advent of autonomous delivery robots (ADR) has revolutionized the
delivery systems, providing a cheaper and efficient way of delivery.
Though delivery robots have not had high adoption, they are expected to
have high growth in the future, owing to various advantages.
Key Market Trends
Retail and Logistics Segment is Expected to Register a Significant Growth
Retail and logistics is the largest end user for autonomous delivery
robots, globally. The increasing presence of e-commerce players and
omnichannel retailers worldwide is the primary factors driving the
demand for autonomous delivery robots, especially for last mile delivery.
Although there are several initiatives for airborne delivery systems,
such as the Amazon Prime Air, they are not efficient enough to bridge
the gaps in last mile delivery and logistics. But in the case of
autonomous delivery robots, they can serve more customers at more
economics costs, traveling more distances in a much safer manner. In the
current market scenario, most of the pilot programs and innovations made
for the autonomous delivery robots are targeted to address the last mile
delivery problems. In many countries across the world, they are even
functional in several cities. Countries like the United States, Japan,
China, and several other European countries have a considerable number
of services that are already using autonomous delivery robots for last
For example, as of June 2018, JD.com, the second largest e-commerce
player in China after Alibaba, started last mile deliveries using
autonomous robots in Beijing. Previously, the company also employed
autonomous delivery robots in several closed areas, such as college
campuses and closed-off industrial communities, staying ahead in the
North America is Expected to Hold Highest Market Share
North America is the largest market for autonomous delivery robots in
the current market scenario. When compared to other regions, North
America has a high number of startups and manufacturers working toward
the growth of the autonomous delivery robots technology.
Also, the adoption of autonomous delivery robots across several end
users in the region is comparatively high when compared to other parts
of the world. In the hospitality and retail and logistics segments, the
demand for these robots is very high; many retail and hospitality
players are partnering with manufacturers to have a first-hand
experience of the prototypes. For example, North America has a high
degree of demand from the hospitality sector. Delivery robots are
helping many prime hospitality establishments to gain tremendous
attraction from media, which is an important channel in the region that
influences tourists’ decision to select a hotel or resort.
In fact, according to the E-commerce foundation, North America has the
highest social network penetration rate in the world at 66%, while the
global average penetration rate stood at 37% in 2017. Despite the
reduction of labor costs, installation of delivery robots also help
hospitality establishments to gain popularity on social networks,
helping them to improve their RevPAR. Such advantages are expected to
keep a constant demand for autonomous delivery robots from the
The autonomous delivery robots market is highly competitive and consists
of several major players. In terms of market share, few of the major
players currently dominate the market. These major players with the
prominent shares in the market are focusing on expanding their customer
base across foreign countries. These companies are leveraging on
strategic collaborative initiatives to increase their market share and
profitability. The companies operating in the market are also acquiring
start-ups working on autonomous delivery robots technologies to
strengthen their product capabilities.
In August 2018, Kroger Co. and Nuro Inc. announced to have selected
Scottsdale, Arizona, as the city for testing their prototype products.
Initially, the trails are to be conducted with self-driving Toyota
Prius, while at a later phase they would introduce their prototypes
(Nuro R1) for delivery.
Key Topics Covered:
2 Research Methodology
3 Executive Summary
4 Market Dynamics
4.1 Market Overview
Introduction to Market Drivers and Restraints
4.3 Market Drivers
Need To Manage Last Mile Deliveries
4.3.2 Need For Better
Efficiency In Supply Chain Processes, Such As Logistics
4.4.1 Weather Conditions And Security Issues
Industry Attractiveness Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
5 Market Segmentation
5.1 By End User
5.1.3 Retail and Logistics
6 Competitive Landscape
6.1 Company Profiles
Marble Robot Inc.
6.1.6 Starship Technologies
7 Market Opportunities and Future Trends
7.2 Future of the Market
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