Dyson Plans To Eventually Release Robots That Can Do Household Chores


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The British company, which is best known for its self-operating vacuums, announced it's accelerating the development of this new robot, with a target release of 2030, as The Guardian points out. It also debuted a short video, showcasing the motor skills and capabilities of its robotic innovations, such as pulling plates out of a drying rack and putting a child's toy in a basket, to name a couple of examples.


The video is also meant to attract new recruits to join Dyson's offices and help the development of these robots. The company is said to be halfway through its largest engineering recruitment drive in its history, having already hired 2,000 people this year. Of that number, half of which are reportedly engineers, scientists, and coders. It looks to further fill its ranks with 250 robotics engineers across disciplines including computer vision, machine learning, sensors and mechatronics, with 700 more expected over the next five years.


The new recruits will be based at Hullavington Airfield in Wiltshire, the company's London robotics centre, and its newly opened global headquarters in Singapore. The company over the last six months have secretly been refitting one of the main aircraft hangars at its airfield to serve as the new home for the 250 roboticists.

“Dyson employed its first roboticist 20 years ago and this year alone we are seeking 250 more experts for our team," said Jake Dyson, Chief Engineer at Dyson. "This is a ‘big bet’ on future robotic technology that will drive research across the whole of Dyson, in areas including mechanical engineering, vision systems, machine learning and energy storage."


"We need the very best people in the world to come and join us now," he added.


The company earlier this year also opened the doors to its new state-of-the-art office space at St. James Power Station in Singapore. The facility houses a Robotics Research Lab, a Robotics and Autonomous System Lab, and a Robotics Home Environment Lab, among other labs related to the field. There are already local talent on-site working on these new innovations and collaborating with different institutions to push boundaries of what robots can do.


Dyson's robotic ambitions is part of the next stage in its S$4.9 billion investment plan in new technologies, products and facilities. The ultimate goal of this investment is to eventually bring autonomous devices that can make humans' lives easier into millions of homes.

 
  • Dyson is looking towards robots for its future releases, revealing at an international robotics conference that it has an autonomous device capable of household chores in the works.

  • The British company, which is best known for its self-operating vacuums, announced it's accelerating the development of this new robot, with a target release of 2030.

  • The company is said to be halfway through its largest engineering recruitment drive in its history, having already hired 2,000 people this year. Of that number, half of which are reportedly engineers, scientists, and coders.





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