Dyson is now placing its big bet on the future of robots.
Dyson is a very well-known brand when it comes to producing quality appliances backed by technological and technical advancements. Today, the company announces its latest initiative in the development of robots that will help users lighten their household chores.
Dyson thinks it can release these robots in 2030.
Dyson construction robots
Dyson shared the announcement at the International Robotics and Automation Conference held in Philadelphia.
Dyson demonstrated a number of robot prototypes it is currently working on and announced plans to recruit hundreds of engineers over the next five years to develop robots capable of performing household chores.
The photos shared in the presentation aim to demonstrate the fine motor skills of Dyson robots, with arms capable of doing things like lifting plates from a drying rack, vacuuming a sofa or picking up a toy for a child.
Even though robots are often used in controlled environments like factory assembly lines, they have yet to have much impact in the home market, except for the niche but rapidly growing market of robotic vacuum cleaners. .
One example is Tesla, a manufacturing brand implementing the use of robots in their assembly line. The company will certainly pave the way for the simultaneous use of AI and technology in daily activities.
These Dyson robots can become a successful addition to their range of best-selling robotic vacuum cleaners in the market.
According to The edgeThe company’s chief engineer, Jake Dyson, said: “This is a ‘big bet’ on future robotics technology that will drive research across Dyson, in areas such as mechanical engineering, vision systems, machine learning and energy storage.”
In 2021, as reported The Guardian, Dyson was able to enjoy a surmountable amount of revenue, valuing it at £1.5 billion. Along with rising profits, the company said it will spend £2.75 billion from 2020 to 2025, including £600 million this year, to launch new research products and technologies, such as robotics and batteries.
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Dyson recruitment campaign
Dyson also highlighted its biggest engineering recruitment drive in company history to help bring its vision to life. Dyson is stepping up its efforts to become a leader in the robotics industry.
According to Dyson, this year, the technology company welcomed 2,000 new employees, of which engineers, scientists and coders account for 50% of the total. The company has already hired 250 robotics engineers to work in various fields, such as computer vision, machine learning, sensors and mechatronics.
Additionally, over the next five years, Dyson plans to hire an additional 700 people to work in the robotics industry. The new employees will work both at Dyson’s robotics lab at Imperial College London and at Dyson’s global headquarters in Singapore.
The overriding aim is to transform their headquarters at Hullavington Aerodrome into the most advanced and largest robotics center in the UK, with the aim of eventually bringing the technology into homes.
The most recent transformation of Dyson’s robotics division is the next step in the company’s plan to invest £2.75billion in new technology, products and facilities. On top of that, the company plans to spend a total of £600m this year.
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