Dyson to develop household robot

Dyson is moving beyond robotic-floor based vacuums and developing new robot prototypes designed to carry out household chores and other tasks.

The company has released a video that showcases Dyson-designed robotic hands grasping objects.

The technology giant aims to have the technology in homes by the end of the decade.

As part of the development of the tech, Dyson has said it is looking for experts in the field of robotics. It plans to recruit 250 robot engineers across a number of areas, including: computer vision; machine learning; sensors; and mechatronics.

Over the next five years, it expects to hire 700 employees in the robotics field.

“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, who is leading on the research. “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.”

Dyson is already mid-way through the biggest engineering recruitment drive in the company’s history.

In 2022 alone, 2,000 new employees have joined the business – half of which are engineers, scientists, and coders.

Dyson said its “master plan” is to create UK's largest and most advanced robotics centre at Hullavington Airfield.

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