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Dyson unveils a ‘secret’ robot that will do your chores

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Global consumer technology company Dyson unveiled a prototype robot on Wednesday that will do your chores, signaling that it goes beyond floor-standing robotic vacuum cleaners.

At the International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) in Philadelphia, USA, the company said it aims to develop “a self-contained device capable of performing household chores and other tasks” .

In a video, the company showcased robotic hands grabbing objects.

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“Secret R&D” work at Hullavington Airfield in Wiltshire, a new London lab close to Imperial College’s Dyson Robotics Lab, is being led by chief engineer Jake Dyson, the company said in a statement.

The new hires will be based at Hullavington Airfield in Wiltshire, a new London lab close to Imperial College’s Dyson Robotics Lab, and in Singapore at Dyson’s global headquarters.

“Dyson employed its first roboticist 20 years ago and this year alone we are looking for 250 more experts for our team. It’s 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,” Dyson said.

Dyson unveils a 'secret' robot that will do your chores

Dyson unveils a ‘secret’ robot that will do your choresIANS

Over the past six months, the company has secretly refitted one of Hullavington Airfield’s main aircraft hangars to prepare 250 roboticists to move into their new home.

Its latest robotic makeover is the next step in Dyson’s £2.75billion plan to invest in new technology, products and facilities, of which £600million is to be spent this year.

Nearly 2,000 people joined the technology company this year, 50% of whom are engineers, scientists and coders.

Until now, Dyson’s robots have been floor-standing vacuum cleaners, the first of which, the DC06, was designed 20 years ago.

(With contributions from IANS)