Dyson recently unveiled a “top secret” project he is working on, which involves robots for household chores.
Although it already has some experience in robotics thanks to its 360 Heurist robot, the British company says it intends to deploy new teams of engineers in the UK and Singapore, tasked with developing a range of domestic robots.
Jake Dyson, the son of the company’s founder, James Dyson, touched on the company’s roadmap in a video (below) filmed at its base in rural Wiltshire, about 70 miles west of London.
Although he described the robotics project as top secret, Dyson acknowledged that in order for the company to attract top engineers - it aims to hire 700 in total - it needs to lift the lid on its ambitions in the increasingly competitive sector.
So, the video is a look at several developing home robots. One is holding a plate and the other is holding a soft toy. Of course, such efforts do not seem innovative, but the inclusion of pixelated recordings in the video suggests that the company would prefer to keep its best activity out of sight for the time being.
During a tour of one of the company’s current robot-focused facilities, Dyson takes us to the “arm room” and the “perception lab,” where several engineers give a few words about their work.
“We tried to do something very, very complex, which no one has done before,” says one engineer. Comments like this suggest that Dyson doesn’t have a job, but if he can come up with really useful robots that can perform a number of household chores effectively, the rewards could be huge.
What he does not want is a repetition of the difficulties he encountered with the proposed electric car, a project he revealed in 2017, but abandoned two years later, after spending about $ 3 billion. James Dyson said at the time that his team had built a “fantastic” electric car, but that the company had decided to end its development because “it was not commercially viable.”
The field of robotics is clearly another challenge, but with Dyson having the advantage of applying existing research to the development of new home appliances, it seems to have a more realistic chance of making tangible progress with the latest effort. or. .