That’s why 90% of respondents think robot vacuums are essential for daily floor care. About 75% of respondents rated time savings when using robots, and 6% rated the ability to search for misplaced things.
Interestingly, 8% of respondents said cleaning with robotic vacuum cleaners had a positive effect on their mental health; this exceeds the benefits of psychotherapy sessions for some as they do not feel alone. Additionally, 72% of respondents believe that the presence of a robot vacuum cleaner helps alleviate conflicts within the family.
Robot vacuums continue to grow in popularity, with 57% of survey respondents purchasing these devices by a quarter in the past year and 2021. At the same time, 75% of Russians personally invested in these devices, and 23% received them as gifts from friends or partners.
When choosing a robot vacuum cleaner, respondents cited suction power (51%) and wet cleaning functionality (43%) as the main determining factors. Other notable features include noise level (28%), device size (26%) and battery capacity (25%). Conversely, features such as scheduling cleaning sessions and viewing session data were considered less important.
Interestingly, the kitchen was given the most attention: 68% of respondents said they need a kitchen – twice as often as a nursery (29%). Families preferred the living room, while those without children preferred the bedroom. Minimal attention was paid to storage areas such as cabinets.
The study also showed that participants of all age groups would like future robot vacuum cleaners to have built-in functions for humidifying the air and disinfecting rooms. The preference for these functions increases with age, reaching the highest level in the 45-55 age group (48%). People with three or more children expressed their desire to have a device that can simultaneously collect objects scattered during cleaning. Young people between the ages of 18-25 expressed their concerns for their elderly relatives and wished that future robotic vacuums would have a “panic button”.
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