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Dyson to develop home cleaning robots

May 27, 2022, 1:32 AM
Nicole Pulido

Nicole Pulido

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Robots may be in-charge of cleaning duties in your homes in the near future.

Not a fan of cleaning? The Singaporean giant tech company Dyson is seeking to make life easier — and cleaner with robots.

Robots have long flourished in industrial settings, where they handle jobs that may be too repetitive, too dangerous, or require more precision than humans are capable of. But to date, robots have struggled to find their place in the home.

Dyson, a company known for radically improving mundane household appliances like vacuum cleaners, fans, and hair dryers, is optimistic it can do the same for household robots,

The future-minded company has just announced that it's investing heavily in this futuristic technology with plans to create new robotics centers located in the United Kingdom and Singapore.

The robots in the video that the company released shows what kind of chores they will be able to do. The robots can do your dishes, pick up the mess of toys your kids leave on the floor, and vacuum the weird shapes of your upholstery.

Dyson is on a hiring spree, with 2,000 people joining the company so far this year. Half of that number are coders, engineers, and scientists.

It’s currently recruiting 250 robotics engineers with expertise in “computer vision, machine learning, sensors and mechatronics,” and hopes to hire 700 more over the next five years.

Those new hires will be spread across multiple centers.

The company has shown off prototypes of robots that it wants to do for all household chores.

Speaking about the new venture, Jake Dyson, Chief Engineer at Dyson, said: “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.”

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