At the International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), held on May 25 in Philadelphia, Dyson gave its clue yet to the future of household robots, providing further definition to its ambitions in advanced robotics. The company showed the development of an autonomous device capable of household chores and other tasks.
A film, which has also been released on social media, catches the latest developments of Dyson-designed robotic hands grasping objects, indicating that the tech company is moving beyond robotic floor-based vacuums. The secret R&D work at Hullavington Airfield in Wiltshire is being led by Dyson’s Chief Engineer Jake Dyson.
Dyson recruited 250 robotics engineers across disciplines including computer vision, machine learning, sensors and mechatronics, and expects to hire 700 more in the robotics field over the next five years. The master plan: to create the UK’s largest, most advanced, robotics centre at Hullavington Airfield and to bring the technology into our homes by the end of the decade.