Allied Market Research: Autonomous Mobile Robot Market Expected to Reach $12.4B by 2030

June 27, 2022

The autonomous mobile robot market was valued at $2.7 billion in 2020, and is estimated to reach $12.4 billion by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 17% from 2021 to 2030.

Based on various situations and requirements, an autonomous mobile robot automatically builds the shortest route; if the mission varies from day to day, an autonomous mobile robot changes route with it. Furthermore, autonomous mobile robots automatically detect and avoid obstructions and restricted passageways in order to choose the optimal route to their next waypoint. In addition, autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) can comprehend and navigate their surroundings without direct human oversight and navigate using maps generated on-site by its software or pre-loaded infrastructure layouts. The demand for autonomous robots has soared due to their distinct operating characteristics and patterns. The increased use of autonomous mobile robots in various industrial sectors such as automotive and healthcare, as well as increased awareness of the benefits of autonomous mobile robots, drive demand for autonomous mobile robots.

By type, the autonomous mobile robot market has been categorized into goods-to-person picking robots, self-driving forklifts, autonomous inventory robots, and unmanned aerial vehicles. The goods-to-person picking robots segment accounted for the highest revenue in 2020, owing to high demand for goods-to-person picking robots in warehouse management applications globally.

On the basis of application, the autonomous mobile robot market is bifurcated into sorting, pick & place, tugging, warehouse, and others. The pick and place segment garnered the highest revenue in 2020, owing to huge demand for autonomous mobile robots to handle several tasks in a warehouse.

Depending on end user, the missile defense system market is fragmented into warehouse/distribution center and manufacturing. The warehouse/distribution center segment was the highest revenue contributor in 2020, owing to a majority of the AMRs being used for warehouse/distribution applications throughout the world.

Himanshu Joshi, Lead Analyst at Automotive and Transportation at Allied Market Research said, "Growth in application of autonomous robots in various industrial sectors and high efficiency of autonomous mobile robots are expected to drive the growth of the autonomous mobile robots market. However, high-cost associated with implementation of autonomous mobile robots and interruptions in bandwidth & application area are the factors expected to restrain the growth of the autonomous mobile robots market during the forecast period. Moreover, the emergence of industry 4.0 in logistics & warehousing and rise in demand for autonomous systems are projected to offer lucrative growth opportunities for the market players."

John Santagate, the Vice President of Robotics & Voice at Körber Supply Chain said, "Körber recognizes the growth in the AMR market and as an early innovator is both driving new innovation related to AMR and strategically positioned to grow with the market. For the past 3 years, Körber has had a dedicated global business unit focused on AMR. We view this market as strategically important to the customers that we serve. Körber, as provider of end to end supply chain execution technologies for the warehouse, views AMR as a natural extension of the core elements of our business. In this space, we are helping customers to evaluate, design, deploy, and support AMR solutions for warehouse execution. We have thousands of AMR’s deployed at our customers in over 7 countries. We are building software related applications to further advance our ability to provide value for our customers related to AMR and have even developed an integration between AMR’s and voice technology. Overall, we are taking a strategic position around AMR and view this market as critical growth lever into the future."

COVID-19 Impact Analysis

  • The COVID-19 impact on the autonomous mobile robot market is unpredictable, and is expected to remain in force for a few years.
  • The COVID-19 outbreak forced governments across the globe to implement stringent lockdown and ban import–export of raw material items for most of 2020 & few months in 2021. This led to sudden fall in the availability of important components for manufacturing autonomous mobile robot components.
  • Moreover, nationwide lockdown forced autonomous mobile robot manufacturing facilities to partially or completely shut their operations.
  • Adverse impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in delays in activities and initiatives regarding development of advanced autonomous mobile robots across the globe.


  • By type, the unmanned aerial vehicles segment is expected to register a significant growth during the forecast period.
  • On the basis of application, the warehouse fleet management segment is anticipated to exhibit significant growth in future.
  • Depending on end user, the manufacturing segment is projected to lead the global missile defense system market.
  • Region wise, LAMEA is anticipated to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period.

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