Dyson is offering the largest trace that it’s venturing into family robots after greater than 20 years on flooring care robots. In actual fact, Singapore is likely one of the international locations that was talked about within the movie the place Dyson goes to arrange a robotics tech workplace.

Lately, I visited the brand new Dyson workplace and in the course of the tour, I used to be knowledgeable that there’s a portion of the world that’s nonetheless not developed (or at the very least not but introduced to the general public). Try the movie right here.

I’m excited that that is taking place and Singapore is likely one of the 4 places talked about.

Dyson formally opened the doorways to its new world headquarters at St James Energy Station earlier this yr; it homes 18 state-of-the-art analysis laboratories, 5 of that are devoted to driving cutting-edge analysis into robotics and clever machines. These embody a Robotics Analysis Lab, Robotics and Autonomous System Lab, Robotics House Atmosphere Lab, Robotics Software program Take a look at Lab, and an Clever Machines Lab.

I’m wondering if Dyson can produce a robotic as versatile as Atlas from Boston Dynamics. Try the Press Launch for extra particulars.

Press Launch

Dyson provides tantalising glimpse of secret robotic prototypes which seem to hold out family chores, because it hunts for the world’s brightest robotics engineers

  • Dyson releases movie on the premier educational Worldwide Convention on Robotics and Automation in Philadelphia
  • Unique behind the scenes movie of firm labs catches Dyson-designed robotic palms greedy objects, signalling that the tech firm is transferring past robotic floor-based vacuums
  • Jake Dyson, Chief Engineer, reveals the corporate is constructing the UK’s largest robotics analysis centre at its Hullavington Airfield web site and points name to robotics engineers to affix Dyson
  • Robotics is on the centre of Dyson’s five-year S$4.9bn funding plan into new applied sciences and services throughout Singapore and the UK. Greater than 2,000 individuals have joined the tech firm this yr globally, of which 50% are engineers, scientists, and coders

In the present day, Wednesday 25 Might, on the Worldwide Convention on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) in Philadelphia, Dyson is giving its greatest clue but to the way forward for family robots because it seeks to woo the brightest within the area of robotics to affix its quickly rising staff.

On the convention, Dyson supplies additional definition to its ambitions in superior robotics, and alerts it’s accelerating improvement of an autonomous machine able to family chores and different duties. A movie, which has additionally been launched on social media, catches the most recent developments of Dyson-designed robotic palms greedy objects, indicating that the tech firm is transferring past robotic floor-based vacuums. The key R&D work at Hullavington Airfield in Wiltshire is being led by Dyson’s Chief Engineer Jake Dyson.

Dyson is half-way by way of the biggest engineering recruitment drive in its historical past. 2,000 individuals have joined the tech firm this yr, of which 50% are engineers, scientists, and coders. Dyson is supercharging its robotics ambitions, recruiting 250 robotics engineers throughout disciplines together with pc imaginative and prescient, machine studying, sensors and mechatronics, and expects to rent 700 extra within the robotics area over the following 5 years. The grasp plan: to create the UK’s largest, most superior, robotics centre at Hullavington Airfield and to convey the expertise into our houses by the top of the last decade.

New recruits might be based mostly at Hullavington Airfield in Wiltshire, a brand new London laboratory near the Dyson Robotics Lab at Imperial School, and Singapore at Dyson’s world headquarters. Over the previous six months, Dyson has been secretly refitting one of many major plane hangars at Hullavington Airfield to organize for 250 roboticists to maneuver into their new dwelling. Its newest robotics makeover is the following stage in Dyson’s S$4.9bn funding plan in new applied sciences, merchandise and services; S$1m of which is to be spent this yr.

Dyson formally opened the doorways to its new world headquarters at St James Energy Station earlier this yr; it homes 18 state-of-the-art analysis laboratories, 5 of that are devoted to driving cutting-edge analysis into robotics and clever machines. These embody a Robotics Analysis Lab, Robotics and Autonomous System Lab, Robotics House Atmosphere Lab, Robotics Software program Take a look at Lab, and an Clever Machines Lab. Already, a few of Dyson’s brightest engineering minds there are collaborating with globally famend universities and establishments to pioneer cutting-edge analysis within the realm of robotics.

Dyson had additionally introduced an funding of S$1.5b into its future in Singapore over the following 4 years, together with plans to rent greater than 250 engineers and scientists in fields spanning robotics, machine studying, AI, high-speed electrical digital motors, sensing and imaginative and prescient methods, connectivity, software program, energy electronics and power storage.

Jake Dyson, Chief Engineer at Dyson, stated“Dyson employed its first roboticist 20 years in the past and this yr alone we’re looking for 250 extra specialists for our staff. This can be a ‘large guess’ on future robotic expertise that can drive analysis throughout the entire of Dyson, in areas together with mechanical engineering, imaginative and prescient methods, machine studying and power storage. We want the easiest individuals on this planet to return and be a part of us now.”

Till now, Dyson’s robots have been floor-based vacuum cleaners – the primary of which, the DC06, was designed 20 years in the past. Providing glimpses of recent analysis in manipulation, robotic studying, visible notion and compliant management, Dyson’s movie provides the world a primary glimpse into its newest “large guess”. It additionally reveals a flight of stairs…