Digital / Internet

26 March 2015

Allyson Morgan

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

I am a robot, may I help you


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?

Survey data base

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

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  1. bernee says:

    i want one, my life would be made then

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