A host of Dyson robot prototypes were demonstrated at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) in Philadelphia, and in the near future, they may be used to perform several common household chores, like cleaning up messes. The company is currently halfway through their largest engineering recruitment drive in its history, with 2,000 people joining the tech company this year alone.
To date, Dyson’s robots have been mainly floor-based vacuum cleaners, while these prototypes allow their engineers to study manipulation, robot learning, visual perception and compliant control. They even tease their latest ‘big bet’, which involves a flight of stairs. What we’re waiting for is a Dyson Motorcycle inspired by their futuristic vacuum cleaners.
- Wi-Fi Convenience: The EufyHome app, and Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant voice control-services let you accomplish your vacuuming needs with zero effort from you.
- Worry-Free Cleaning: The slim 2.85" body—upgraded to 1500Pa* suction—only cleans the areas you want.
- BoostIQ™ Technology: Automatically increases suction power within 1.5 seconds when extra vacuuming strength is needed—so you get the best clean.
- A Quiet Clean: Vacuums for up to 100 minutes** of constant, powerful suction at a volume no louder than an operating microwave.
- What You Get: RoboVac 30C, remote control (2 AAA batteries included), charging base, AC power adapter, cleaning tool, extra set of high-performance filters, 4 side brushes, 5 cable ties, welcome guide, and our worry-free 12-month warranty.
Dyson employed its first roboticist 20 years ago and this year alone we are seeking 250 more experts for our team. 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,” said Jake Dyson, Chief Engineer Dyson.