Healthcare Service Robots Market by Product & Service (Instrument & Accessories, Robotic Systems, Services); by Applications (Laparoscopy, Pharmacy, Orthopedic Surgery, External Beam Radiation Therapy, Physical Rehabilitation, Neurosurgery, Other); by End User; by Region (North America, Europe, Asia-pacific, Latin America, Middle East Africa): Global Forecasts 2021 To 2027

The Global Healthcare Service Robots Market was valued at USD 5.1 Bn in 2020 and is expected to reach USD 14.9 Bn by 2027, with a growing CAGR of 16.6% during the forecast period.

Healthcare service robots have huge applications in managing patient logistics, drug development, supply chain management, and help in operating the services behind scenes in the hospitals. Moreover, healthcare service robots are expected to provide an assistive application to doctors & nurses, caregivers, and patients in the hospitals & clinics. Service robots help in performing tasks such as disinfecting floors, preventing the transfer of infection, and providing protection to the health care professionals and staff from outspread of infection.

Healthcare Service Robots Market

Healthcare Service Robots Market Dynamics

The driving factors for the global healthcare service robots market include rise in assessment in surgeries, increase in providing direct patient care attention, and growing importance in supply deliveries. Moreover, advantages offered by service robots such as identification and assistance towards surgeries drives the growth of healthcare service robots’ demand. For instance, Mako SmartRobotics™ a software that offers solution for patients suffering from painful arthritis of hip or knee. Mako has 3D CT-based software that picturize the complete anatomy and help surgeon to create personalized joint replacement surgical plan. Such smart invention helps to boost the demand of healthcare service robots Industry.

Besides, advances in technology, growing penetration of software & artificial intelligence in healthcare, and promising reimbursement policies fuels the growth of healthcare service robots demand in the market. Increasing government funding for medical robotic research and growing adaption of service robots in healthcare is expected to fuel the growth of healthcare service robots market. The Xenex Germ-Zapping Robots, PARO therapeutic robots, Cyberknife, and the TUG prove to be the promising healthcare service providing robots. This creates the opportunity for the companies to invent and invest in healthcare service robots market.  

Global Healthcare Service Robots Market Segmentation:

By Product & Service

  • Instrument & Accessories
  • Robotic Systems
  • Services

By Applications

  • Laparoscopy
  • Pharmacy Applications
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • External Beam Radiation Therapy
  • Physical Rehabilitation
  • Neurosurgery
  • Other

By End Users

  • Hospitals
  • Rehabilitation Centers
  • Ambulatory Surgery Centers
  • Others

By Region

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa

Based on type, instruments & accessories segment is expected to hold the largest market share during forecast period owing to rise in use of robots in surgical procedures  

Based on type, healthcare service robots market is segmented into instrument & accessories, robotic systems, and services. Instruments & accessories segment is expected to dominate the market during the forecast period due to ongoing research on robots for serving medical services. Besides, emergence of new accessories such as automated hands and pre-functioned fully automated legs for leg abnormalities is expected to leverage the growth of healthcare service robot market in the forecast period.

Based on applications, laparoscopy segment is expected to dominate the market during forecast period due to increase in number of abdominal surgeries

Based on applications, healthcare service robots market is broadly segmented into laparoscopy, pharmacy applications, orthopedic surgery, external beam radiation therapy, physical rehabilitation, and neurosurgery. Laparoscopy segment held largest market share in 2020 due to increasing number of abdominal difficulties and pelvic diseases. Robotic assistance is one of the latest inventions in the field of laparoscopic surgery.

Robotic device named as ‘the da Vinci® system’ of which more than 200 devices are being installed across the world and precisely three devices in India. Growing inventions in surgeries is expected to uplift the demand of this segment in healthcare service robots market.

Based on end users, hospital segment is expected to contribute highest market share during forecast period due to rising number of hospitals and increase in adaption of service robots for patient care

Based on end user, healthcare service robots market is broadly segmented into hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and ambulatory surgery centers. Hospital's segment dominated the healthcare service robots demand in 2020 and expected to maintain same dominance during forecast period. This is due to increase in number of hospital admission and increase in surgical method complications. Moreover, growing demand for minimal invasive, growing assist in streamline hospital logistics, and rising attention for the patients care is anticipated to grow in coming years.

Based on geographical region, North America is expected to dominate the market during forecast period due to increasing use of hospital robots and surgical robots in this region

Based on region, North America dominated the market in 2020 due to presence of lager volume of med-tech companies and increased adoption of service robots in the hospitals. Moreover, rising criticality level in surgeries, growing demand for accurate diseases identification, and ease of carry out patient operations with the help of robots helps to uplift the growth of healthcare service robots demand in this region.

Company Profiles and Competitive Intelligence

The key players operating in the healthcare service robots market are:

  • Intuitive Surgical
  • Stryker Corporation
  • Accuray
  • Omnicell, Inc.
  • BD Rowa
  • Hocoma AG
  • Medtronic
  • Smith & Nephew
  • ARxIUM
  • Double Robotics
  • InTouch Health
  • Nevoa Inc.
  • Sanbot (Subsidiary of Qihan Technology Co Ltd)
  • Soft Robotics, Inc.
  • SoftBank Robotics, Inc.
  • ST Engineering
  • UB Tech
  • Universal Robots A/S
  • UVD Robots ApS (Parent Organization- Blue Ocean Robotics)
  • Xenex Disinfection Services

The report also provides an in-depth analysis of healthcare service robots market dynamics such as drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges


  • Growing applications of service robots in surgeries
  • Rising acute and chronic cases
  • Growing contribution of robots in health such as performing complex or cognitive tasks
  • Emergence of high- quality patient care
  • Growing applications in efficient process in clinical settings


  • Inflated prices of robotic systems
  • Lack of awareness regarding service robots among healthcare professionals


  • Growing medical tourism
  • Emergence of market in developing countries


  • Rising number of key market players
  • Increasing alternative patient care system
  • Growing preference to the traditional healthcare system

COVID-19 Impact on the Healthcare Service Robots Market Analysis

Covid-19 has accelerated the demand of service robots in healthcare by minimizing or eliminating the contact of patients with the healthcare workforce. This is expected to boost the growth for healthcare service robots demand during the forecast period. Moreover, emergence of service robots helped to minimize the scarcity that was observed in PPE kit. Besides, humanoid service robots gained huge importance during pandemic. Humanoid service robots provided patients and their families morale support during hard time when hospital visits were not possible.

Humanoid service robot in India named ‘Mitra’ assisted covid-19 infected patients in the hospital beds to connect them with their family through a tablet installed in its chest. Mitra could be the doctor, nurse, take readings and vitals, and helped nursing staff or patient about medications. This invention during pandemic time gained immense recognition across the world. This invention gained trust of engineers and physicians to design and use the robots to serve healthcare service. Rising demand for service robots in healthcare is expected to leverage the growth of healthcare service robots Industry across the globe.

The report also provides an in-depth analysis of key trends in the healthcare service robots market

  • Increasing social-technological acceptance among robots
  • Emergence of decision and policy making for service robots that would ease human anxiety and would promote greater acceptance of service robots in healthcare

The report also provides an in-depth analysis of recent news developments and investments

  • In March 2021, The Toro Company acquired Left Hand Robotics, Inc to support Toro’s strategies in alternative power, next-generation technologies, and autonomous products. The acquisition is expected to leverage the product portfolio of The Toro Company in healthcare.
  • In August 2021, Memic signed a merger with MedTech with a pro-forma equity value of more than USD 1 Billion. This merger is expected to provide collective experience in surgical robotics using advanced technology for healthcare facilities and providing service to the patients across the U.S. and other regions of the world.

The unique insights provided by this report also includes the following:

  • In-depth Value Chain Analysis
  • Opportunity Mapping
  • Sector Snapshot
  • Key Players Positioning Matrix
  • Regulatory Scenario
  • Strategies Adopted-Benchmarking Heat Map
  • Market Trends
  • Covid-19 Impact Analysis
  • Product Comparison
  • Pre & Post COVID 19 Impacts on Healthcare Service Robots Industry
  • Competitive Landscape

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The global market was valued at USD 5.1 Bn in 2020 and is anticipated to reach USD 14.9 Bn by 2027.

The global market is estimated to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 16.6% during forecast period.

In the base year 2020, North America accounted for largest share in the market

High cost of robotic system and lack of skilled professionals restraint the growth of market.

As per expert opinions, increasing number of chronic diseases, rising criticality of medical operations, and growing acceptance of service robots in healthcare will drive the growth of market.

Few key players include, but not limit up to: Intuitive Surgical, Stryker Corporation, Accuray, Omnicell, Inc., BD Rowa, Hocoma AG, Medtronic, Smith & Nephew, ARxIUM, Double Robotics, InTouch Health, and Nevoa Inc.

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  1.  Introduction
    1. Product Outline
    2. What is Healthcare Service Robots?
    3. Analysis of Healthcare Service Robots Market
    4. Covid -19 Impact
    5. Market Dynamics
      1. Drivers
      2. Restraints
      3. Opportunities
      4. Threats
    6. Technology Overview
  2. Regulatory Landscape for Healthcare Service Robots Market
    1. Regulations and Standards
  3. Healthcare Service Robots Market by Product & Service
    1. Instrument & Accessories
    2. Robotic Systems
    3. Services
  4. Healthcare Service Robots Market by Application
    1. Laparoscopy
    2. Pharmacy Applications
    3. Orthopedic Surgery
    4. External Beam Radiation Therapy
    5. Physical Rehabilitation
    6. Neurosurgery
    7. Other
  5. Healthcare Service Robots Market by End User
    1. Hospitals
    2. Rehabilitation Centers
    3. Ambulatory Surgery Centers
    4. Others
  6. Regional Analysis
    1. North America
      1. US
      2. Canada
    2. Europe
      1. Germany
      2. UK
      3. France 
      4. Spain
      5. Netherlands
      6. Rest Of Europe
    3. Asia Pacific
      1. China
      2. India
      3. Japan
      4. Australia
      5. Rest Of Asia Pacific
    4. Latin America
      1. Brazil
      2. Colombia
      3. Rest of Latin America
    5. Middle East Africa (MEA)
      1. GCC
      2. Rest of MEA
  7. Key Strategic Insights
  8. Market Insights
    1. New Applications
    2. Emerging Technologies
    3. Opportunity Mapping
    4. Critical Success Factors
    5. Environmental Impact and Sustainability Issues
    6. Customer Preferences
  9. Key Market Trends / Recent Developments
  10. Competitive Scenario
    1. Mergers and Acquisitions
    2. Investments
    3. Joint Ventures
    4. New Product Launches
    5. Ranking of Key Players
    6. Presence of Players by Geographies
  11. Key global players
    1. Intuitive Surgical
    2. Stryker Corporation
    3. Accuray
    4. Omnicell, Inc.
    5. BD Rowa
    6. Hocoma AG
    7. Medtronic
    8. Smith & Nephew
    9. ARxIUM
    10. Double Robotics
    11. InTouch Health
    12. Nevoa Inc.
    14. Sanbot (Subsidiary of Qihan Technology Co Ltd)
    15. Soft Robotics, Inc.
    16. Others

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