26 March 2015
Robotic help at home
- 63% of Brits could imagine taking on robotic help
- 74% of 16-19 years would be more than happy to get their cleaning done by a robot
26 March 2015
In 2006 it was estimated there were 3,540,000 service robots in use, many of which are domestic robots and this number is expected to rise in the future. A robot hoover is a common purchase for many UK households, but what about bigger more sophisticated robots which could help you do the ironing, washing-up, emptying the dishwasher etc. Would the mingle Trend respondents be willing to accept the help of the articifical intelligence?
63% of Brits stated they were open for robotic help, compared to 36% who wouldn't like machines helping them in the home. Men and women are almost identical in their opinion; men (66%)slightly more enthusiastic about domestic help by a robot than women (62%)
As far as the different age-groups are concerned, 74% of 16-19 years are most keen to be get their housework done by robots, followed by 72% of 30-39 years. The oldest generation of 60-69 years (55%)are the least accepting of robots in their home. If you could choose which chore you could give over to a robot, which one would it be?
Type of survey : British population between 16-69 years of age
Sample :1 000 British participants selected on a representative basis
Survey time : 19.03.15 until 24.03.15
Method: Online survey, sample